How to get rid of mosquitoes in my house!

MrPogi

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#21
Yellow Jacket.jpg My problem isn't mosquitoes.

It's yellow jackets - they're everywhere.
In my siding, on the fence, light fixtures...
The traps don't work, and when I spray them with toxic wasp death spray, they just come back.



What’s gone wrong with the world? I can’t even take a swim without 6 or 7 bloody wasps jumping in with me. They’re in my shirt cupboard! They're in the kitchen with Mitt Romney and Glenn Beck eating my wife’s jam... Oh! They're cutting off my legs! I can see them peeping out of my wife’s blouse... Why doesn’t Mr. Obama do something about this before it's too late? Ohhhh….God…
Yes. I've gone off the deep end.
 
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#23
I have a big problem. I just moved into a house tonight and it is all of a sudden after an electrician opened the attic infested with mosquitos. Anyone know what to do for now? I have emailed landlord and relocated to friends house.
 

MrPogi

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#24
I have a big problem. I just moved into a house tonight and it is all of a sudden after an electrician opened the attic infested with mosquitos. Anyone know what to do for now? I have emailed landlord and relocated to friends house.
Seal up the attic, and any other opening you can find. Close the windows. Spray in all rooms with Outdoor Mosquito Fogger (it's safe to use inside!). Close the door and leave for a few hours.

If you have any appliances that have pilot lights (STOVE, WATER HEATER) TURN OFF THE PILOT LIGHT before spraying!
 

Jim5506

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#25
At room temperatures it takes a mosquite about two weeks to go through 3 instars and pupa to adult, so I doubt they are hatching out of drains.

Mosquitoes lay their eggs near or in stagnant water, look outside for old cans, tires, old trees with hollow cores that might have stagnant pools of water in them - this is your most likely culprit.

Make sure your door and window screens are well repaired and keep a can of flying insect spray around to kill the stragglers.
 

Fringe Reception

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#27
Seal up the attic, and any other opening you can find. Close the windows. Spray in all rooms with Outdoor Mosquito Fogger (it's safe to use inside!). Close the door and leave for a few hours.

If you have any appliances that have pilot lights (STOVE, WATER HEATER) TURN OFF THE PILOT LIGHT before spraying!
If you have pets, particularly birds and fish (depending on the tanks' filters, NEW activated carbon is recommended) they need to be removed from the home before is it gassed.

Jim
 
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#29
Check your gutters, potted plants and anything else around the exterior of your home for standing water. We are having the same problem here, and mosquitos LOVE me. We have a patio awning on our back porch, the rain collects in puddles because the tarp can't be pulled tighter. I need to empty those too.
 
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burgie

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#30
I use No Pest Strips. I get flies, mosquito and gnats in my house. I hang one in my garage and sometimes I put one in my house. It really kills flying insects but you are not suppose to put in a room where people hang out but I do it when I have a problem that is getting out of hand. Works great but remove when things are better.
 
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#31
get rid of Mosquitoes and Flies

More than likely if you keep having prob. they are living in your house. Clean your disposal with a slice of lemon, salt,and vinegar. We also had a prob. with them living in the over spill whole in the bathroom sinks, so spray some vinegar in there too. Find an empty 20 oz bottle and put some beer and soap in it jut 1/4 for a quick trap ( if you don't have beer or you just can part from it, just use a bit more soap in water). For flies of any kind use honey and soap. If they don't seem to be flying in to the bottle then cut just above the label and flip it around ( to where the top is now inside the bottle) tape around the seam just once, so you can get it apart and reuse if needed.
Good Luck!!!
 
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#32
Oh and for fleas... use a mixture of baking powder and salt in carpeted areas, and a bowl of very soapy water with a light source over it (all other lights turned off). I used a bundt pan with a tea light in the middle. It took about 1-2 days, but you can leave it for as long as you wish since it is all natural.
 

FWAmie

DTVUSA Member
#33
You've seen that movie, RV right? the one with Robin Williams? remember the 'bug bomb?' needless to say it's fine if you want your home uninhabitable for about 24-48 hours.

I try to keep windows shut (even though they have screens i never trusted them) and only open the door to go out and then back in. not leaving it open or relying on the storm door.

Don't leave trash bins inside. yes, inside. those things attract just about anything which flies, and ants, too. that and don't leave dirty dishes in the sink or air dry them; moisture attracts them a lot.

Try pouring vinegar into the sink drains. that takes care of any insects which breed in the filthy drains. since Mosquitoes are indeed a type of 'hover fly' they breed from maggots just the same.

Trivia fun: only the female bites for blood. the males feed on nectar.
I actually did not know that they breed from maggots, ew also I have heard about it being just females, but why?
 
#34
I live in Florida and I'm all too familiar with mosquito problems. I have never had a case where they got into the house too bad. I don't usually open my windows and if I do it's only during the day. I immediately thought that maybe there is water somewhere that they are trying to get to. I learned from living by the lake that mosquitoes are drawn to water. I see above my comment that you solved your problem. Happy to hear that.
 

nik

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#35
By Using Swatter
The swatter, usually made of a thicker metal or plastic, is mounted on the end of a springy wire, dramatically increasing your chances of hitting a stationary mosquito by increasing the momentum of the swat. You can also use your hand in a similar flipping motion.
 

Lestrade

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#36
Mosquitoes hate coffee burning. So, if you place a small cup of coffee slowly burning, the chances are that mosquitoes will disappear. Basil is also repellent for mosquitoes. Citronella is the optimal solution, though!
 
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#37
You can buy an electrified tennis racket from your local hardware store that uses D batteries and it is for killing mosquitoes I have one and it's awesome. Also for the itching use regular plain rubbing alcohol on the itch and I guarantee you it will stop
 
#40
There are mosquito repellants available as well that you can apply on your body except for your face. And you can use that Electronic one which comes with a fluid. Coils are not safe in my opinion. I just cannot stand it as it gives me breathing issues.
 
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