watering plants on/near deck attract bugs????

My wife doesn't want me to water the plants on or near the deck in the evening. She said that this attracts bugs. Now I'm not talking about standing water being a breeding groom for mosquitos. I'm talking about just watering the potted plants on the deck and in the yard around the deck. I say no, that watering the plants doesn't attract bugs. I told her that her damn dog leaves land mines in the back yard that attracts flies. Seriously, she told me that she KNOWS this watering attracts them but she can't tell me her source for this info. What's the truth ?
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The truth is that you might as well go with her theory as it is probably the best choice you have.
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Translation: As long as she has the mustard for your hot dog, she is right.
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Yikes. I have nothing to back this up about watering, but it is carbon dioxide which attracts mosquitoes, so if those are the insects she is talking about, she's dead wrong. As a matter of fact, down here in Texas we use a misting system all around out pavillion out back to keep the mosquitoes from infiltrating the space and it works perfectly well. It's those cool mist systems they sell pretty cheaply at most box stores.
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Don't tell her I said this, but here in NY, the weather's been really dry, and anytime I spill some water while filling the watering can, a few thirsty bugs are hanging around the puddle when I return to the spigot. However, I am 100% sure they don't give a damn about me, as long as I don't crush them with the watering can.
Oh...and shoot the dog when you have a moment.
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:) My wife doesn't want me to water the plants on or near the deck in the :) evening. :) She said that this attracts bugs. Now I'm not talking about standing :) water being a breeding groom for mosquitos. I'm talking about just :) watering the potted plants on the deck and in the yard around the deck. :) I say no, that watering the plants doesn't attract bugs. I told her :) that her damn dog leaves land mines in the back yard that attracts :) flies. :) Seriously, she told me that she KNOWS this watering attracts them but :) she can't tell me her source for this info. :) What's the truth ?
If your deck is of the wood type that has any sort of space under it, that will be more of an attractant of the annoying type "pesty" critters over what would be attracted to moist soil/mulch of the potted plants. Though water getting under the deck would be a plus for them.
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