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Round Mosquito Bagger: http://www.amazon.com/HoboTraveler-com-Bug-Bagger-Andy-Graham/dp/B00FSNAE14 Here is the 20 inch box fan bug bagger. http://www.amazon.com/Bug-Bagger-System-Fits-Inch/dp/B00S8FNFQA
Zika and Malaria -- Mosquitoes are most dangerous animal on the planet.
Mosquitos kill a million and humans only kill 470,000
Andy does liquid Citronella work in these places? You come up with good ideas. During summers here. I take a 1 liter bottle cut in half and it works even for a wasp catcher. Add 2 cups of water and sugar along with other stuff to attract.
Does citronella repel mosquitoes? Yes, but better with a whole team of plants.
Mosquitoes and all bugs can either be attracted, or repelled. I often make a joke, I want to think the neighbor with the bug zappers attracting all my bug over to their house. Turning on a lot of lights, a group of people breathing, dogs, cats, etc Actually, mosquitoes are like bees, attactacted to flowers. I was trying to explain this to Bob who has a nice house here in Pana, but not a screen on any of the windows, his German landlord has a great garden, extremely perfect for attracting mosquitoes, and all sorts of bugs. One hour before and after sunset / sunrise is happy hour for mosquitoes. I also make a joke that Mosquiteos love beer drinker who want to sit, breath, sweat, and drink at sunset. If you are landscaping the house, there should be hedge area of plants that repel as a barrier against the insects. Here is a list of plants, google it also. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_pest-repelling_plants Here is my site on Malaria, my personal battle. http://www.malarianimby.org/ DO NOT PUT CHEMICALS ON YOUR BODY TO BE ABSORBED INTO THE SKIN. PLANTS HAVE CHEMICALS i.e. poison ivy, not all natural is good.
That is a great idea to make the landscape benefit for your own needs. I used to go salmon fishing with a guy 40 yrs older than me and he would spray deet all over his body clothing vehicle. It is interesting you mentioned bees. In many places they are dying off. In japan the farmers the pesticide company there I was told over uses chemicals and in some valleys in china now they have to hand pollinate crops. I have a beehive myself here producing 30 gallons of honey if lucky. But I see changes happening. I do agree with the comment a symbiote circle we live in. A friend said this. Here on the Isle of Man we do not have the Varroa Mite or either forms of Foulbrood. To keep them off the island it is illegal to import honeybees - £5000 fine if you do!
It's fun to sit in the dark and watch the people who love lights deal with your share of bugs! Living on a boat in the tropics we seldom used lights and had little trouble with mousquitos.
i think i'll try your mosquito bug bagger here this summer! our house has screens but so many bugs get in I'm gonna try one of these. I'll keep you posted on how it does...