Looking for information on an effective mosquito trap for at least an acre. I have researched the net but none of the commercial types receive consistent good ratings. What are you using ?
I had a similar experience with one of the fancy and $$ units that used CO2, 110V, and had a flashy multi-colored rotating light system in side to attract the skeeters. We jokingly referred to it as the "bug discotheque". Unfortunately, though it did attract and trap bugs, mosquitoes were seldom in mix. ;-pSome years ago I bought a propane-fired mosquito trap with octenol lures and a sticky pad to capture whatever entered the trap. Ran it as advertised for a few months, went thru a couple tanks of propane, and replaced the octenol lures as recommended. Caught maybe 50-100 mosquitos total, despite still being swarmed whenever we were outside. Decided it wasn't worth the high cost for the tiny benefit.
I got a Theracell too, the BackPacker for when I go camping. I'm a 'skeeter magnet so need all the help I can get. This one makes a 15' radius zone, but I'm sure if there is any breeze at all it becomes ineffective. Haven't used it yet, no idea how well it will work.We use a thermacell when camping and when hunting. They come in various sizes but nothing that will cover an acre. The portable is great when deer hunting and I haven't seen deer spooked by it (yet!). The patio size is good for around a 5 ft circle. There is a bigger one but I don't know the specs on it.
We do our own and immediate neighbor's yards...bought a small 12V-powered boom sprayer from Tractor Supply with a 20-gallon poly tank and use Talstar. Works very well.I keep getting emails from my termite/pest company, they offer yard treatment for 'skeeters. Maybe it would be worth a call to a few of the pest companies to see what they can offer.
I've been reading a lot about such "magnetism" - https://www.healthline.com/health/why-do-mosquitoes-bite-some-people-more#attraction. In short, some people are really more attractive to mosquitos because of genes. If your body produces a certain odor then you're in trouble.I am very interested in this topic. We use the all natural garlic spray that hub disperses on the tractor mower. It works. The only thing is, no matter what we do, our 18 month old grandson is a mosquito magnet. He can walk outside, and within a minute, he has mosquitos all over him. I know it has to do with body chemistry, but I would love to find a product that really works. I have citronella candles, but they don’t really work. I have heard that lemon grass works. I wouldn’t really care because mosquitos don’t bother me, But, from what I read, mosquitos are carrying more and more disease.
Save some money and plant some natural repelling plants, such as marigolds, that act passively and make your property look and smell nice throughout the summer. Just plant, water, and forget.Looking for information on an effective mosquito trap for at least an acre. I have researched the net but none of the commercial types receive consistent good ratings. What are you using ?
I used to have 3 houses, with 50-60 birds. Over the years, the birds stopped returning, I suspect the surrounding trees got too big, and the town sprays for skeeters. A few years ago, I took the houses down. Last year I took down a couple of big maples, so the open space they need is back, and was thinking of putting up new houses this year.Put a purple martin house. Mosquitoes are their favorite food!!!!
I don't tolerate skeeter bites at all. The bite swells immediately and itches for days. If there is a skeeter within a mile, it will seek me out.Over the years I built up a tolerance to whatever reaction our indigenous breed caused, then came the Asian Tger mosquitoes and it started all over again. I get a very slight reaction, but it goes away within minutes. They're really a small annoyance now unless they land on my face.