i have zappers , lights, everything, mosquitos keep coming

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  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on May 18, 2021


    Try Citrinella Plant or candles

  • Flipturn Flipturn on May 18, 2021

    Unfortunately, it is once again mosquito season in some parts of the world.

    A fan blowing air or circulating the air quickly will sometimes improve the

    situation, but for some people, the only product that will reliably deter mosquitos is one containing a high % of DEET

    Here are some examples:

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on May 18, 2021

    A fan blowing them away helps, here is a list of plants that naturally repel them:

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on May 18, 2021

    Hello. Wondered—- Do you happen have any community support. I lived at a prior residence that the county we come and fog the property. There was a water drain on the property justifying the treatment.

    Alternative you might want to contact your local co op extension office for the suggestions for your area.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on May 18, 2021

    I made an investment a few years ago with Dyna-Trap. I run it March to October and noticed after the 2nd year, mid-year, that we don't even have any more. I put a 1 acre in my front yard, 1/2 acre in the back. I have 2 acres, 1 is very wooded.

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on May 18, 2021

    I use a diffuser on my porch with essential oils like lemon grass, citronella, while we are works great

  • JOANNE JOANNE on May 18, 2021

    Hi Everyone, this is for indoor mosquitos, i am thinking i can use the essential oils?

    I have lavender and mint and lemon plants inside as well.

    I have zapper plug ins, i have a big zapper - it just isn't working. thank you all!

    • Flipturn Flipturn on May 21, 2021

      Try to determine how they are getting inside.

      If you do not think that the mosquitos are coming in just when the door is opened to the outside (people opening and closing the door)

      then they most likely are getting in through window screens that:

      1/do not fit tight enough on the windows


      2/the mesh in the window screens is larger than the size of the mosquitos.

      To reduce the number of mosquitos getting inside, I would recommend that you purchase new upgraded window screens.

      In the meantime, go outside at dusk, and spray OFF, (or one of the other products in the link in my comment above) around the window frames and fully over the sides of any doors facing to the outside. Sure it will smell for a few minutes, but doing this should help to deter the mosquitos.

  • Betsy Betsy on May 18, 2021

    Hi Joanne: I have mint around my yard, loads of mint! Catnip, Lemon Mint, Spearmint, etc. Mosquitoes hate them. Last year I was inundated by 2, count 'em, 2 mosquitoes :) Put the mint in a pot as mint is VERY invasive! I have mine growing as a hedge around a square in my back yard, along with pots of them on the patio. You can tell a mint plant from the others as they have squarish stems. As for the zappers, why don't birds hang out under them? Don't they like fried food? Anyway, here are some sites that may help if you don't like the mint idea:

    And, in case they come in and make themselves at home:

    Good luck

  • HKbytes HKbytes on Jun 08, 2021

    The one thing you should do is to find a natural method to repel mosquitoes, which you can easily find below that will help you and your home stay mosquito-free. Get rid of from mosquitoes

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