[internetworkers] mosquito treatment
lovelace at wayfarer.org
Thu Jul 1 02:54:15 EDT 2004
matusiak said the following on 6/30/04 6:33 PM:
> Can anyone recommend an effective mosquito treatment for ~1/4 acre near
> a creek?
> So far, those I've received include:
> 1. Always have citronella burning.
> 2. Put goldfish in nearby creek (to eat larva).
> 3. Napalm the region.
> I'm looking for something that doesn't always have to be burning and
> that, hopefully, will have minor impact on the local ecology. Someone
> else mentioned a device that burns gas to create heat, which attracts
> the mosquitos and then they are sucked in and, I guess, cremated.
> Thanks for any suggestions!
> dave m.
You could try using dry ice. Apparently, mosquitoes are attracted to
the CO2 they produce so if you put a block of dry ice in the far corner
of your yard the mosquitoes will go there instead of where the people are.
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