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Old 05-08-2013, 11:26 AM  
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I can't believe I sat there for 2:23 and watched water in a bucket...


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I can't believe I sat there for 2:23 and watched water in a bucket...
It's a people trap too


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I'll try that tonight as I already have the supplies.
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You can't use my good bucket to catch mosquitoes!
We didn't have a bad bucket, so I will have to go out and buy a bucket.

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You wouldn't want to use the bucket she uses to bring water up from the crick?
What exactly do you use a good bucket for?
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Anyone come across any effective techniques for getting rid of or controlling mosquitos?
It depends on how large of an area you are trying to control and what environment the area is close to. I never hire exterminators so I do all of my own pest control. I live by a creek so there are plenty of stagnate water pools for the mosquito eggs to hatch in. I have to use more heavy duty pesticides over more area because they are everywhere lol. If I were you I would go check out this Mosquito Control page. They have information at the bottom on how to effectively deal with mosquitoes and figure out what solution is best for you. I hope this helps!

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@ Austin, drew, oldog, and neal ... I think that original trap will work ... try using brewer's yeast in it. Mosquitoes' eyesight isn't all that good - they find their prey by the CO2 that we give off as we breathe. As yeast feed on sugar water, they give off CO2 (I homebrew beer; when bottling the finished homebrew a little sugar is added which kicks the yeast back into action. This is what carbonates the beer in the bottle). Probably more information than you were looking for, but the simple thing that makes it work is: water+sugar+yeast=fermentation= CO2; which attracts the little buggers and they should get stuck in the foam (if you don't have any foam on top of the water, then it's not fermenting). Yeast work best at 65 - 75 degrees; above that kills them, so don't put in direct sunlight.
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That sound really good if you want to catch mosquitos.
Have you noticed that there is not much comedy when some one tells you they built something and it worked the first time.
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So, you're saying I can kill mosquitos and make beer all at the same time...awesome...
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You wouldn't want to use the bucket she uses to bring water up from the crick?
What exactly do you use a good bucket for?
Mopping and house hold chores.
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Mopping and house hold chores.
Well, if you buy a new bucket, won't that be the good bucket? Then you will need to use the old bucket that is now the good bucket. I don't know, this whole mosquito removal is getting very confusing to this old dog...

But, at least we get beer outtta the deal...


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