Re: [gardeners] "mosquito dunks"

M T (
Sat, 28 Sep 2002 20:30:21 -0700 (PDT)

Hi Penny,

 Glad to help! Hope you didn't get flooded out!

 We needed to learn about the mosquitos. We took a typical small
suburban back yard and turned it into a mosquito haven. :-(
 The cute little barrel fountains breed them like flies without the
rosy red minnows to eat the larvae.
 Replacing the weedy grass with all the lush plantings makes perfect
hiding places for them.
 Don't know if it's accurate, but I read somewhere that mosquitos only
need a teaspoon of water and a weeks time to produce another one.
 We are usually done with them by early November, but a nice week of
warm weather in January will bring them back out.

Matt in Norfolk, Va. USDA zone 8

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> Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2002 22:49:35 -0400
> From:
> Subject: Re: [gardeners]  "mosquito dunks"
> Wow! HT, I am overwhelmed at the way in which you have protected
> yourselves from the mosquitoes!  I presume that you are in a warmer
> clime than my Eastern zone 6..? 
> The storm is upon us right now, with threats of large thunder storms
> tonight and a steady rain by morning for the entire day and night -- 
> but if I can slip out in a gentle rain in the morning, I will head
> right
> over
> to Home Depot.  I would like to put the dunks out before I leave on
> Saturday morn. 
> BTW, George, the rain began 12 hours ahead of schedule, which is
> an enormous blessing because now we can anticipate having the
> storm move on out to sea by daybreak on Saturday!  I've got all my
> fingers crossed that tonight's heavy rains won't flood the cellar
> workshop. . .  We may have to pull an all-nighter down there. 
> Have NEVER seen a Weather Bureau satelite image of rain which
> covers the entire TV screen before!  It's just green from stem to
> stern -- fantastic, except that we are living thru it. 
> Did you feel the brunt of the deluge which has been covering
> New Orleans, George?
> My many thanks, HT, for all that detailed info on the dunks. It
> gives me a new lease on things .....
> Penny, NY

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