Comments On - Bye-bye Mosquitoes

I also worry about the safety of those bti 'dunks' and such, so haven't started using a rain barrel,but I think i should, so I may give it a try this season.
Jean, Framingham, MA
Posted: 2/16/2014 8:42:35 AM
I've read somewhere that even those certified-organic mosquito dunks still have negative environmental effect. Also, since I scoop my water from the top opening, instead of having a spigot at the bottom of the barrell to fetch my water, I wind-up scooping the bt also.
Dante, Hyde Park, MA
Posted: 9/5/2013 12:14:46 PM
I hate mozzies1
Galadriel, Lothlorien, ME
Posted: 1/19/2013 11:52:37 PM
Good to know
Annie, Houston, TX
Posted: 9/24/2012 6:59:34 AM
I thought I read somewhere that having garlic growing around your yard helps repel them too.
Chuck, Reno, NV
Posted: 11/23/2011 3:44:52 AM
Thanks for the info. I will look for these products, and start to use them. We are over run by mosquitoes here, even though we don't have standing water, due to the exceptional drought we have here in the southeast corner of Texas.

Dan Harriman
Orange Texas USDA Zone 9
Dan, Orange, TX
Posted: 10/25/2011 11:46:45 AM
Thanks I really appreciate the information. I think I'll try the Mosquito Barrier first.
Delores, Brooklyn, NY
Posted: 7/2/2011 4:07:02 PM
Will the bacteria harm bees and other beneficial insects?
Angela, Fort Worth, TX
Posted: 3/10/2011 9:46:42 PM
Mosquitoes are a constant irritation in the summers of NC. Thanks for this article--I'm using way too much of the mosquito dunks--I didn't realize it was 1 per every 100 sq ft!
Melissa, Garner, NC
Posted: 2/15/2011 5:51:06 AM
Just another reason why I love living in the desert. No mosquitos!
Bruce, Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 2/11/2011 8:09:38 AM
nice to read, my town sprays though so I don't have too much of a problem with these insects
Kristin, Upper Sandusky, OH
Posted: 11/19/2010 9:21:14 PM
Always looking for ways to cut down on the skeeters (which I absolutely hate), but I am wary about adding anything to the water itself - especially bacteria, no matter how "harmless" it's supposed to be. I might try out the Mosquito Barrier, though, in addition to screens and netting in rain barrels.
Mo, San Diego, CA
Posted: 11/15/2010 10:53:33 AM
Now that the hot weather has hit, I think those dreaded mosquitoes are not as prolific as they were during the cool rainy season of the spring. I can at least cut the grass without aquiring several bits.
David, Omaha, NE
Posted: 8/3/2010 5:45:09 AM
Good to know.
r, r, CO
Posted: 7/15/2010 11:57:41 PM
I am building an automatic gravity feed watering system that has a main tank of 1200 gallons. I always heard the moving water will not breed mosquitoes. I plan on having a small fountain in the tank as well as fish. I don't want to take a chance on killing fish with any chemical organic or not.
David, Omaha, NE
Posted: 7/12/2010 6:37:08 AM
As much as I hate mosquitoes, and I really do, those dunks aren't as harmless as they seem. We have numerous treefrog tadpoles and they were completely wiped out with organic mosquito dunks. Something to keep in mind.
Galadriel, Lothlorien, ME
Posted: 7/11/2010 10:57:37 PM
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