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Old 02-08-2020, 06:10 PM   #1
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Default Is this year going to be the worst ever for mosquitoes??

With no substantial freezes thus far or any coming. Will we see bugs and more specifically mosquitoes in record numbers this year?? Its ridiculous home many mosquitoes Im seeing around my house. Seems like I could nearly count the mosquitoes Id ever seen at my place on two hands up until couple years ago. Anyone know something good to spray out here? Do mosquito traps actually work well?


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Old 02-08-2020, 06:36 PM   #2
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I don't know about mosquitoes, but we have ticks by the millions right now.
Got hit by ball week before last.
Went straight in the house and threw all my close in the dryer.
114 ticks in the bottom of the dryer.
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Old 02-08-2020, 07:03 PM   #3
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This is what we started using works great. Just got to keep up with them.
https://www.amazon.com/SPARTAN-MOSQU...Spartan&sr=8-3
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Old 02-08-2020, 07:13 PM   #4
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Bunch of mosquitos further north in areas where it stays frozen for weeks/months.

I’m not sure that it matters.
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Old 02-08-2020, 07:14 PM   #5
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Winter isn’t over yet.
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Old 02-08-2020, 07:24 PM   #6
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I'd like to beat the guy who brought two of them on Noah's ark!!
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Old 02-08-2020, 09:29 PM   #7
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The worst I ever saw was in Alaska and Minnesota. Like south Louisiana, they have two kinds of mosquitos. Some small enough to go through a window screen, and some others that just open the door and come on in.
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Old 02-08-2020, 09:46 PM   #8
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No is the short answer. When I was in ND, with a month of sub zeros at night, the skeeters were so big they could fornicate with a turkey.......
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Old 02-08-2020, 10:03 PM   #9
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This is what we started using works great. Just got to keep up with them.
https://www.amazon.com/SPARTAN-MOSQU...Spartan&sr=8-3
These have done the trick for us also. Bought mine off amazon but Lowes has them as well.
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Old 02-08-2020, 10:20 PM   #10
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Alaska freezes every year and has twice the mosquitos Tx has....
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Old 02-08-2020, 10:28 PM   #11
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I'd like to beat the guy who brought two of them on Noah's ark!!
that would be God...good luck with that...hehe
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Old 02-09-2020, 06:12 AM   #12
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Mosquitos are the reason carabou migrate. Freezes don't bother them.
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Old 02-09-2020, 06:17 AM   #13
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OP just when you think they are bad up in your neck of the woods come down here to the coast and I'll walk you out into the dark woods.. At that point you will realize what "bad" really is... It will give you a great base line to judge from..
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Old 02-09-2020, 06:17 AM   #14
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Mosquitos are the reason carabou migrate. Freezes don't bother them.
Yep
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Old 02-09-2020, 06:33 AM   #15
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alaska freezes every year and has twice the mosquitos tx has....
yup!!!!
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Old 02-09-2020, 07:32 AM   #16
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They aint no water around here, it is bad dry. I seen a dove farting dust yesterday.
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Old 02-09-2020, 01:29 PM   #17
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I don't know about mosquitoes, but we have ticks by the millions right now.
Got hit by ball week before last.
Went straight in the house and threw all my close in the dryer.
114 ticks in the bottom of the dryer.
Got hit by ball?
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Old 02-09-2020, 01:36 PM   #18
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No this won’t be the worst year ever, but it’s gonna be a bad one like many have before.
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Old 02-09-2020, 01:37 PM   #19
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House flies were bad last year..................
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Old 02-09-2020, 01:38 PM   #20
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I don't know about mosquitoes, but we have ticks by the millions right now.
Got hit by ball week before last.
Went straight in the house and threw all my close in the dryer.
114 ticks in the bottom of the dryer.


What does this mean? Why did you have 114 ticks on your clothes? A ball hit you?
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Old 02-09-2020, 01:57 PM   #21
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What does this mean? Why did you have 114 ticks on your clothes? A ball hit you?
I hate ticks on a ball.
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Old 02-09-2020, 02:09 PM   #22
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Freezing weather has no effect on insects.
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Old 02-09-2020, 03:14 PM   #23
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Got hit by ball?
Ticks will ball up on the end of a limb, bush, etc..
You brush up against it and all the sudden you have a mass of ticks on you.
Pants legs look like they are moving there will be so many crawling on you.
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Old 02-09-2020, 03:23 PM   #24
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Freezes dont affect skeeters. If it did, there would be none in Alaska.


Edit: my bad. I now see that others already posted this fact.

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Old 02-09-2020, 03:42 PM   #25
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Ticks will ball up on the end of a limb, bush, etc..

You brush up against it and all the sudden you have a mass of ticks on you.

Pants legs look like they are moving there will be so many crawling on you.


Oh hail no! Id burn the whole place down


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