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Wed Apr 17, 2013, 12:14 AM

Homemade Mosquito Trap

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Reply Homemade Mosquito Trap (Original post)
MrScorpio Apr 2013 OP
Incitatus Apr 2013 #1
Baitball Blogger Apr 2013 #2
csziggy Apr 2013 #3
In_The_Wind Apr 2013 #4
lastlib Apr 2013 #5
In_The_Wind Apr 2013 #8
tabbycat31 Apr 2013 #12
In_The_Wind Apr 2013 #13
Blue Diadem Apr 2013 #6
In_The_Wind Apr 2013 #9
Wait Wut Apr 2013 #7
Moondog Apr 2013 #10
Wait Wut Apr 2013 #11
In_The_Wind Apr 2013 #14
Wait Wut Apr 2013 #15
In_The_Wind Apr 2013 #16
Wait Wut Apr 2013 #17
In_The_Wind Apr 2013 #18

Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 12:21 AM

1. Interesting

It's strange that they are attracted to black and white. I wonder if there's some kind of survival benefit that would cause that to evolve. I would think the mixture inside has more to do with attracting them.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 12:22 AM

2. I'll give it a try.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 12:22 AM

3. I've got to try this!

The mosquitoes are already horrible and they're getting into the house through the holes in the screens. We closed up the house tonight and turned on the A/C not because it was too warm but because the mosquitoes and gnats were so annoying.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 08:50 AM

4. I wonder if it will work for yellow-jackets too.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 11:28 AM

5. I don't think the yeast/CO2 would be to their liking......

(...I could be wrong--it's happened before.....)

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Response to lastlib (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 12:27 PM

8. I have a nest right outside my window. Under the trim.

We need to do something soon!

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 02:05 PM

12. My mom used to use cheap hairspray around nests

She used to be a teacher and had a nest outside her classroom window (no screens). She had a can of Aqua Net in her desk for the bees. It coats their wings in plastic and they die.

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Response to tabbycat31 (Reply #12)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 02:12 PM

13. That sounds like a good idea. We will start after 'em next week. Kill the bugs!



Eradicate the old nest, trim some bushes, relocate the garbage cans away from the house.


I like to avoid using any pesticide.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 12:23 PM

6. Apple juice works well as bait.

Nasty little things love it.

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Response to Blue Diadem (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 12:28 PM

9. I'll give that a try. This summer will be a challenge in a new home.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 12:26 PM

7. Pfft..

...mine is better and I made it myself.

My 30 year old son. If you stand next to him in a swarm of mosquitos you will never be bitten. The only downside is, you have to listen to his whining about all the damned mosquitos.

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Response to Wait Wut (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 12:29 PM

10. Ah, a mother's love.

Ain't nothing like it!

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Response to Moondog (Reply #10)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 01:21 PM

11. Not even close.

It's our job to give them constant reality checks. It's also our job to brainwash our DILs (according to my son).

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Response to Wait Wut (Reply #11)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 02:18 PM

14. My MIL did an excllent job of that ...

brainwashing

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #14)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 02:30 PM

15. My son thinks brainwashing...

...means not coming to his defense when she asks him to do something he doesn't want to do. Instead I tell him to get off his ass. It also supposedly means taking her shopping, teaching her to be independent, telling her I think it's a good idea that she has her own bank account, etc.

She's a wonderful wife and the best DIL I could have hoped for. And, he's actually an equally wonderful husband. Just a little lazy sometimes.

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Response to Wait Wut (Reply #15)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 02:43 PM

16. Years before she passed away she said: Please take care of my son.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #16)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 02:47 PM

17. Awwww...

...she trusted you with him. Whenever my son asks for something I tell him, "Go ask your wife. She's responsible for you, now." She just looks at me with huge eyes and says, "NOOOOO!!! I need HELP!!!"

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Response to Wait Wut (Reply #17)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 02:50 PM

18. Ain't that the truth.







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