The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433 Message #3990985
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
05-May-19 - 09:07 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
It's the same dunks and granules sold locally as sold at Amazon. Dirt Doctor "Library" information on Mosquito Dunks.
I also repel them with granulated garlic—sprinkled around the house (from the wall and out about 10 feet all around). You'll find more ideas in this list of suggestions. There used to be video linked on the site but the local television station took it down. Take the large (up to a gallon-size) warehouse club type of granulated garlic (Tones, etc.) and DON'T take off the sealed paper over the jar. Instead, use a sharp pencil or ballpoint pen and poke a bunch of large holes in that styro-paper top, turning it into an oversize garlic shaker. You can use that to sprinkle the garlic. You don't need to sprinkle it heavily; a gallon like this lasts me a couple of years worth of mosquito seasons around here. The yard will smell like an Italian restaurant for a couple of weeks, but even after you can't smell it, it's still repelling the bugs.
I managed to pull weeds and grass away from the new fence and used poultry fencing staples to tack my Invisible Fence wire to the bottom of the new fence, about 6-8 inches above the ground. Part of it is also buried, and I still have the last 10 feet or so to work on once I figure out how to move the chain link fence at the far end of the yard. But FINALLY! I can mow and trim down there. I knocked off two more concrete footers on dug-out fence posts, and started digging another one.
Laundry is off the line, I need to run the dishwasher, and I need to give myself a good scrub after all of this yard work. In the morning I'll cut up the ratty bench at the curb (giving it one more night of possibly being picked up). Moving forward.