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August 17, 2012 - GrowOrganic
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Vampire movies are big right now, but most people don’t want their blood sucked by mosquitoes. They don’t want flies biting them, either, or landing on platters of food. Get rid of those pesky insects, without spraying clouds of toxic chemicals all over your yard. INTERRUPTING THE LIFE CYCLE OF THE MOSQUITO: In the warm water of summer, a mosquito can run through its life cycle in one week. So go dump any standing water (home to mosquito eggs, larvae and pupas) right now. We’ll wait. Back?…
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Video Transcript
Hi I'm Tricia an organic gardener mosquitoes can be a real problem in the summer besides being a nuisance they can carry diseases like the west nile virus. Today we're going to be talking about how to control these pests without the use of harmful chemicals or pesticides. The first step is to eliminate any standing water in your yard in addition to eliminating all your standing water there's a couple of products that you can use to reduce the mosquito presence in your yard mosquito barrier and yard net mosquito barrier is a garlic based spray and its safe to use around children, pets and on your food plants it can also be sprayed in standing water and muddy pond banks. This garlic barrier last two to four weeks and is effective even after a couple of rain storms spray generously the area of your yard that you wanna keep mosquito free it's going to kill the adult mosquitoes and the larvae and it's labeled for ticks, gnats and fleas. This "Yard Net" is a granular product and you can spread it in your yard and it will be potent for about a week its made from botanical oils and it has a nice citronella scent "Yard Net" is a safe environmentally friendly mosquito repellent and it's a great option for camping. You can lure the mosquitoes to their death by using this pheromone bait trap for ponds or other water features you can use these bt mosquito dunks made from Bacillus thuringensis Bt is a naturally occurring bacteria that kills the target insect species but leaves other species alone. You can also invite some help by installing a bat house, large brown bats will eat from three thousand to seven thousand mosquitoes per night not to mention a whole host of other obnoxious pests forty percent of all bat species are threatened or endangered put up a bat house and help them find a home bats are a much maligned animal just to set the record straight they do not attack people or fly into your hair and they can see quite well but their rabies rate is less than point five percent. To eliminate the possibility of disease from a bat never pick up a bat lying on the ground it is likely to be sick and what about keeping the mosquitoes off of you when you wanna enjoy the outdoors you don't have to use deet these natural repellants are effective at keeping mosquitoes away. These repellents are made from botanical oils which may be irritating to some individuals skin do a little skin test and do not continue to use them if you react badly these oil based repellants should not be used on children under the age of three for older children make sure and use the towelettes you don't want to use the spray on kids because you can get it in their eyes or their mouth you only need a light misting on exposed skin and if you're using a citronella based product you should reapply every half hour to two hours. Other members of the family are at risk from mosquitoes too your cats and dogs huh Caesar this repellent is formulated for pets it repels ticks fleas and mosquitoes for twenty four hours don't use human repellent on animals especially deet since the animal may ingest it while grooming and become sick. The repellant is also available in towelettes which makes it easy to apply without getting the spray in a dogs eyes or nose dont let the mosquitoes get in the way of you enjoying your summer time in the outdoors and read all instructions and follow labels on all pest control products and grow organic for life!

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