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Hello,
We have recently moved to an area whre there are pleny of mosquitoes. I want to somehow protect my back yard so that I can sit outside at night time wihout being eated.
Most if not all products i found such as candles or diffusers use citronella, but i read that dogs dont like that either and I dont want riloue to be bothered by it.
Anyone any solutions or suggestions against mozzies?
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Limes and cloves! We used to get them really bad too. We just sliced a lime in half and stuffed some cloves in the lime flesh. Set it out on the outdoor table and voila! No more mozzies.
 

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Limes and cloves! We used to get them really bad too. We just sliced a lime in half and stuffed some cloves in the lime flesh. Set it out on the outdoor table and voila! No more mozzies.
Really? That sounds too easy and good to be true, haha. Going to try it!!!:thumbsup:
 

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Citronella candles also work. You could also wear a permethrin bandana or make one yourself.
 

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Im not sure if this will work, but I think I read awhile ago that putting out some dryer sheets in a cup outside helps.

Ive never heard of the lime & cloves trick. Ill have to try that too next summer.
 

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Make sure that you empty any standing stagnant water, Even if it's just a bottle cap full of water, empty it, and empty the saucers under potted plants. That will keep them from being attracted to your yard due to place to breed. They also love to hide in high grass, so if you have any cut it. They like places that stay shady for most of the day like under a thick clump of shade trees, avoid sitting or standing under such areas.

Deet spray like Off! and Cutter, do work well to keep them away, they make an unscented variety that's tolerable, and they make a powder spray that won't leave your skin greasy. My main problem with it is that I'm scared to have dogs lick it, I'm not sure if it would hurt them or not but I"m not willing to find out. Avon Skin So Soft is also said to repel them and it has a heck of a lot less then chemicals then Off or Cutter, but I'm not positive how well it works where mosquitoes are bad.
 
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Make sure that you empty any standing stagnant water, Even if it's just a bottle cap full of water, empty it, and empty the saucers under potted plants. That will keep them from being attracted to your yard due to place to breed. They also love to hide in high grass, so if you have any cut it. They like places that stay shady for most of the day like under a thick clump of shade trees, avoid sitting or standing under such areas.

Deet spray like Off! and Cutter, do work well to keep them away, they make an unscented variety that's tolerable, and they make a powder spray that won't leave your skin greasy. My main problem with it is that I'm scared to have dogs lick it, I'm not sure if it would hurt them or not but I"m not willing to find out. Avon Skin So Soft is also said to repel them and it has a heck of a lot less then chemicals then Off or Cutter, but I'm not positive how well it works where mosquitoes are bad.
Do you have any suggestions about the dogs drinking water? Dont have any other water in the yard at all.
I use off! And similar when camping, but woild like to keep them away, not only off me for such siuations whre you have friends over.
Will remember to mow the lawn regularly.
Never heard of permethrin.

What do you think of mozzie coils?

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As long as you make sure you dump the dogs water at the end of the day, you should be fine.
Usually you end up with mosquito larva if the water is warm from the sun with algae.
 
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Do you have any suggestions about the dogs drinking water? Dont have any other water in the yard at all.
I use off! And similar when camping, but woild like to keep them away, not only off me for such siuations whre you have friends over.
Will remember to mow the lawn regularly.
Never heard of permethrin.

What do you think of mozzie coils?

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Just keep it fresh, they prefer stagnant water, and maybe pick it up in the afternoon and night when they are active. In the afternoon put it down and let the dog get a drink then either cover the bowl or empty it. What the little vampires do is lay their eggs in the water, and they are most active in the late afternoon and at night.

Permethrin is from Chrysanthemums if I'm remembering right, it repels bugs. I've not heard of a mozzie coil.
 
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A Mosquito Magnet is another option. It's a contraption that attracts mosquitoes and then sucks them into an internal compartment, where they die. The pro's: It doesn't just repel mosquitoes, it reduces their population and disrupts the breeding cycle. It also lasts for years.

The con's: It makes a soft humming/whirring noise. It's definitely more expensive than other repellants. The mosquitoes it traps starve to death - if this bothers you, don't get one.
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