Living surrounded by woods and swampy areas the mosquito problem is
HORRENDOUS. Seriously, I step outside my backdoor and head toward the
flower garden and whammo, they're all over me.
West Nile is the least of my worries, I just cannot stand being attacked by
them. I've got a mosquito magnet going, but I think I'd need like three
more in various places to make a sizeable dent (it's caught a lot, but not
enough). A couple friends of mine have those backyard mosquito fogger
things - usually they'll pull them out at a BBQ and make a circle of the
yard parameter and I've wondered about them. I honestly don't recall how
well they worked (chalk that up to drinking at a BBQ all day) ;-)
Does anybody have experience w/these? Are they using a pesticide to
actually kill mosquitoes, thereby killing everything else too, or are they
just spraying a fog of mosquito deterrent around? I don't like the 'kill
everything' mentality, I hardly use any poisons (the occasional hornet/wasp
nest on the side of the house) and I'd hate to get a fogger and kill
everything living in the yard or area surrounding it.
Also, a Q on BT rings -- these only harm the mosquitoes, right? Even if a
gold fish took a nibble it wouldn't hurt them?
-bitten in Boston-