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It is the time of year for mosquitoes to plague us, and this year is worse with all the rain we have had. I normally am only slightly irritated about mosquitoes, but with a newborn in the house I am actually quite fearful of them. I know west nile is actually not as dangerous as the news hypes it to be, but I still don't want my son to have it. I need to think of a solution to remove mosquitoes from our house (they sneak in when we let the dog in and out), and wishfully thinking from our yard entirely.

Any mosquito control advice you can give me would be appreciated it.


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Jun. 1st, 2007 10:16 pm (UTC)
Mosquito Nets
Well, the time-honored implementation is the mosquito net. When used properly, nets can dramatically lower the incidence of malaria, for example, even in areas where malaria is endemic.

Say this thirty times fast: "Malarial Areas"

Given the low incidence of west nile in North America, I'd say you can go with nets only; no need to get nets sprayed with insecticide or repellent chemicals. -Geekboy
Jun. 2nd, 2007 05:01 am (UTC)
Re: Mosquito Nets
Actually I looked up west nile at the CDC and it is even less bad than I thought. It turns out that 80% of the people who have contracted West Nile have absolutely no symptoms, and the people at highest risk are people over 50. So we should actually all be safe if we practice a modest amount of mosquito control.

Thanks for the tip though. If they get worse I may use them anyway, just to not be annoyed.
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