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Recommended housepets to rid one's house of mosquitoes
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Sep 18, 2006, 02:42 PM
 
.. the spiders don't seem to be able to cut the mustard.

Maybe a bat or something?
     
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Sep 18, 2006, 02:43 PM
 
Frogs?

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Sep 18, 2006, 02:44 PM
 
Screens?
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Sep 18, 2006, 02:45 PM
 
A cat will take care of it.
     
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Sep 18, 2006, 02:46 PM
 
Originally Posted by Stradlater
Screens?
No no, that would keep them from escaping.
     
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Sep 18, 2006, 02:46 PM
 
Pitcher plants and venus fly traps?
     
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Sep 18, 2006, 02:47 PM
 
Maybe some frickin' sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their frickin' heads?
     
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Sep 18, 2006, 02:47 PM
 
Lizards

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Sep 18, 2006, 02:48 PM
 
Why don't you quit letting them in the house?
"Everything's so clear to me now: I'm the keeper of the cheese and you're the lemon merchant. Get it? And he knows it.
That's why he's gonna kill us. So we got to beat it. Yeah. Before he let's loose the marmosets on us."
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Sep 18, 2006, 02:48 PM
 
They gatecrash.
     
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Sep 18, 2006, 02:49 PM
 
Originally Posted by TETENAL
A cat will take care of it.
Very true. Our cat loves to catch and eat moths.
     
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Sep 18, 2006, 02:59 PM
 
Moths aren't the problem.

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Sep 18, 2006, 03:02 PM
 
Try closing the door more quickly.
"Everything's so clear to me now: I'm the keeper of the cheese and you're the lemon merchant. Get it? And he knows it.
That's why he's gonna kill us. So we got to beat it. Yeah. Before he let's loose the marmosets on us."
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Sep 18, 2006, 03:05 PM
 
Cats will eat mosquitos too. They'll eat any kind of bug in my experience.
     
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Sep 18, 2006, 03:11 PM
 
Originally Posted by itai195
Cats will eat mosquitos too. They'll eat any kind of bug in my experience.
Yeah. Moths are just the only ones we have in our apartment thankfully.
     
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Sep 18, 2006, 03:40 PM
 
Get some sticky tape from Home depot.
     
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Sep 18, 2006, 04:12 PM
 
dragonflies
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Sep 18, 2006, 04:18 PM
 
2nd vote on dragonflies. Just the sound of their wings is enough to scare them away.
     
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Sep 18, 2006, 04:41 PM
 
The obvious issue is that if you bring in something new you'll have to get rid of it.

Eventually you have to figure out how to get rid of the alligator in your bed.
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Sep 18, 2006, 04:47 PM
 
Originally Posted by invisibleX
Eventually you have to figure out how to get rid of the alligator in your bed.
That's easy, when winter comes it will freeze to death. Duh
     
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Sep 18, 2006, 05:28 PM
 
A grizzly bear
     
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Sep 18, 2006, 06:08 PM
 
Ok, you saw it coming: GET A FREAKIN TURTLE !!!1111!!!!1oneoneeleventybillion
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Sep 18, 2006, 06:35 PM
 
Second on the Venus' flytraps. Last year my wife and I tried this when we had a fruit-fly problem. It worked great.
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Sep 18, 2006, 07:10 PM
 
I had native gecko-like lizards in my house in Panama and never saw any bugs except ants (I guess the lizards didn't like ants). They didn't ever even catch the cats' attention, just hung out on the ceiling and apparently ate well.

The problem with the Venus flytrap is that they're slow and have a very small coverage range. You'd need eleventybillion of 'em all over the house to eventually rid yourself of mosquitos.

And stickytape is built for flys; it has bait for flys, not mosquitos.

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Sep 18, 2006, 08:06 PM
 
Plant a Neem tree in a pot in the house, close to where they gate crash. Better still outside the front door, it will stop them queuing up to get in.
     
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Sep 18, 2006, 09:33 PM
 
do you have a pond in your house?

where are the mozzys coming from?

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Sep 18, 2006, 09:41 PM
 
if you are in the northeast, you'll know about skin so soft



     
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Sep 18, 2006, 10:50 PM
 
dragonflies are a great idea, although a mosquito hawk would be your best bet.
     
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Sep 18, 2006, 11:12 PM
 
Originally Posted by ironknee
if you are in the northeast, you'll know about skin so soft




that stuff hasn't worked in years. to ward off mosquitos, I mean. I suppose it still moisturizes skin.
     
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Sep 18, 2006, 11:16 PM
 
Originally Posted by what_the_heck
Ok, you saw it coming: GET A FREAKIN TURTLE !!!1111!!!!1oneoneeleventybillion
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Calm down...
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Sep 18, 2006, 11:17 PM
 
i know..but 10 years ago i believed the myth and it worked!!
     
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Sep 20, 2006, 09:08 AM
 
How about an alligator?
     
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Sep 20, 2006, 09:15 AM
 
Originally Posted by alligator
How about an alligator?
YES! I was clicking on this thread thinking, "Wouldn't it be funny if alligator recommended an alligator?"

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Sep 20, 2006, 10:47 AM
 
You could always buy one of those nifty mosquito traps all the scientists use, for like $10K.
     
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Sep 20, 2006, 11:48 AM
 
Get a "Skeeter-Vac" ! Venus Flytraps really aren't supposed to trap Mosquitos because they are too small. A trap is only supposed to close and re-open about 6-7 times before dying. They realy like large flies, daddy longlegs(Harvester's actually) and the more fat juicy bugs. They get their nutriants from the bugs because they naturally live in crappy soil. I used to raise these for commercial use in the mid 1970's. Perhaps Droseria's and sundews would be a better trapper. Droseria's were great trapping gnats.
     
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Sep 20, 2006, 04:44 PM
 
Preying Mantis's... you can order a couple hundred (or thousand) babies that are frozen, for not much cash at all. Once they "recover" you'll have plenty that survive to kill / eat bugs.

I actually know a woman at work who did this.
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Sep 20, 2006, 06:33 PM
 
Geckos take care of most bugs and mozzies.

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