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Old 04-02-2020, 10:26 AM
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Grrr just what we need something else to worry about
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Old 04-02-2020, 10:33 AM
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I've lived in the Belle Aire section for almost 20 years and have never had a problem with mosquitoes before. Has anyone else noticed the problem? Also, who would I call to complain to? Thanks Jim
About 6 years ago TV had mosquito spray trucks go through the neighborhoods at about 3am to spray. That was very effective, however, some people complained about insecticide being sprayed so they stopped. Now we have mosquitoes all over the area.
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Old 04-02-2020, 10:50 AM
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We sat out side last Thurs. evening until dusk when were attacked by mosquitos.
It was so bad, almost like being back in MN.
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Old 04-02-2020, 10:58 AM
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Default Import barn swallows and put up bat houses

Best and most environmental way to correct this is to find a way to attract barn swallows and put up bat houses so they can eat up all those mosquitoes and then you have animals t watch and enjoy. How about finding a way to keep the water moving!?!
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Old 04-02-2020, 11:17 AM
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Back in the days before 'green' we used to spray a thin film of oil over lying water and swamp, and it used to kill the larvai when they came up to breath.
Didnt get them all, but reduced the population quite a bit.

A good repelant, is Avon Oh So Soft.
Used that fishing in Scotland during Midge season, and found it very good.
Yeast tablets also work, but you have to take them several weeks ahead.
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Old 04-02-2020, 02:53 PM
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Yes. They are the size of a dime.! Have a photo of a dead one but couldn’t download pic
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Old 04-02-2020, 03:44 PM
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I have lived in Santa Domingo 19 yrs .never never saw anything flying but birds. The last two days I have seen flies. WhT is going on?
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Old 04-02-2020, 03:51 PM
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I am not of fan of spraying. Who knows what that can do to you!
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Old 04-02-2020, 04:39 PM
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We live about 10 minutes from Mallory golf course, not near any body of water, and yes we've noticed more mosquitos than ever before. Somehow there have even been a couple buzzing around the bedroom at night, for two nights in a row . With the lack of rain, mosquitos should be pretty rare.
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Old 04-02-2020, 04:57 PM
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It may be partly due to reducing bat population. They have had their own virus problems; and a fungus. I have a pond and often there are lots of dragonflies flying around eating bugs, especially after lawn mowing. They probably eat skeeters too.
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Old 04-02-2020, 05:37 PM
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I'm impressed with the creative ideas of how we can address this problem. I wonder if we can order any of these products to be send to our area. I ask it is this manner as I recently on my knees pulled up all of the grass in my back yard of CYV to turn it into a gorgeous garden with mulch and lovely butterflies and birds coming in, even a robin back in winter. What I noticed in all of that weeding was only ONE earthworm. I found out that I can order them and have then sent to my home and then let them go on my premises. Do any of you know of agricultural sources that we can tap into, to address our current problem? We as a creative group might have the time to help The Villages be creative in solving this and in turn make this an even more gorgeous place to live. I am new here and so do not know what FL has in Agricultural assistance, ideas, assessment of our problem and ways to correct it. I do not even know to whom we can give these ideas when we find ways to correct our situation. We can help do this, instead of just complaining. if someone knows the Departments at the Villages can you post it here so the rest of us know to whom we can give our problem solving information. Thanks to all.
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Old 04-02-2020, 09:04 PM
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What I noticed in all of that weeding was only ONE earthworm. I found out that I can order them and have then sent to my home and then let them go on my premises.
Earthworms and grubs etc, only bring Moles and Gophers. Moles have destroyed my lawn considerably even with all the gimmicks and pesticide used....
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