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Getting rid of mosquitoes

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One of the ways you can get rid of mosquitoes is by using tiki torches. They work by using citronella oil. The torch is very versatile, you can stake it into the ground, you can clamp it to the side of a table or you can sit it on the table. The oil for the flame comes in several different colors including blue, red and green. All work just as well to repel mosquitoes away.

Another way you can get rid of mosquitoes is by using a Citronella plant. Stringfellow says you can break parts of its leaves off and rub them on your skin and it will work just like an insect repellent.

While it's easy to ward off mosquitoes, it's harder to kill them. If you can't get your house sprayed by the Parish rodent control you can do it yourself. Stingfellow shows us how to use an electric bug fogger. It works just like any other insect exterminator, you spray it in the areas that hold water around your house and you're done. He says it will keep them away for about a day but the mosquitoes will always come back.

Another thing you can use to get rid of mosquitoes are mosquitoes dunks. They work best when you put them in standing water like a bucket or in a ditch with a pond.

"They dissolve in the water and actually breakdown the mosquito larva," Said Stringfellow.

Another unique way to get rid of mosquitoes is by using a mosquito magnet. It attracts mosquitoes in and traps them in a net. Strinfellow says it can clear a quarter of an acre, up to an acre or nearby mosquitoes.

The final product Stringfellow demonstrates is called the Mosquito Sentry. It's a stationary machine that sprays repellent into the air. The liquid it uses is supposed to be 100% natural so it shouldn't hurt you or your family.

These are just some of the suggestions Stringfellow gives on how to get rid of mosquitoes. For more information watch the video attached. All of the products seen in this segment can be purchased at Home Depot.



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