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mosquito traps, do they work?

Post by CrznDnUS1 »

I was thinking of purchasing one of those "mosquito traps" that they sell at home cheapo or the like which run on a bottle of propane and attract mosquito's for like either a 1/2 acre or more. I was wondering if anyone has one and do they really work? I live near standing water and in the summer there can be lots of mosquito's, but this seems too good to be true and things like this usually don't work. So if any of you who live in FLA or southern areas have them that would be a good test. Just trying to get som feedback before shelling out $300 or more for one of these things.
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We have one and it does work. You need to make sure where you put it is down wind from where your skeeters live and you do need to refill the propane tank every three weeks or so. There is a little bit of work (5-10 min. a week) to make sure it's doing it's thing, but it does get em.
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Post by CaptainP »

IF EVERYONE THINKS WE NEED TO PROTECT THE BABY SEALS, WHY IS IT OK TO KILL MOSQUITOS?

JUST BECAUSE THEY AREN'T CUTE????

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CaptainP wrote:IF EVERYONE THINKS WE NEED TO PROTECT THE BABY SEALS, WHY IS IT OK TO KILL MOSQUITOS?

JUST BECAUSE THEY AREN'T CUTE????
what a moron

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LaTda wrote:
CaptainP wrote:IF EVERYONE THINKS WE NEED TO PROTECT THE BABY SEALS, WHY IS IT OK TO KILL MOSQUITOS?

JUST BECAUSE THEY AREN'T CUTE????
what a moron

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Hey... if a baby harp seal had opposable thumbs, and a bit more flipper-eye coordination... :D

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so how deep a trap do you have to dig for mosquitos????????

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Mosquito traps work ok, but you have to find a REALLY small piece of cheese to get on there.

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LaTda wrote:
CaptainP wrote:IF EVERYONE THINKS WE NEED TO PROTECT THE BABY SEALS, WHY IS IT OK TO KILL MOSQUITOS?

JUST BECAUSE THEY AREN'T CUTE????
what a moron

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Sorry, but mosquitos are just the extreme example. I'm against the clubbing of baby seals, too, but I have noticed that the only time anyone starts a campaign to protect an animal, it tends to be a cute animal.

How about....SAVE THE COWS!!!!

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LaTda wrote:
CaptainP wrote:IF EVERYONE THINKS WE NEED TO PROTECT THE BABY SEALS, WHY IS IT OK TO KILL MOSQUITOS?

JUST BECAUSE THEY AREN'T CUTE????
what a moron

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And name calling is necessary because ..... ??
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rsgeist wrote:
LaTda wrote:
CaptainP wrote:IF EVERYONE THINKS WE NEED TO PROTECT THE BABY SEALS, WHY IS IT OK TO KILL MOSQUITOS?

JUST BECAUSE THEY AREN'T CUTE????
what a moron

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And name calling is necessary because ..... ??
Is all right. I can take it. Just proving a point.

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Post by Moonie »

CaptainP wrote:
LaTda wrote:
CaptainP wrote:IF EVERYONE THINKS WE NEED TO PROTECT THE BABY SEALS, WHY IS IT OK TO KILL MOSQUITOS?

JUST BECAUSE THEY AREN'T CUTE????
what a moron

:roll: :roll: :roll:
Sorry, but mosquitos are just the extreme example. I'm against the clubbing of baby seals, too, but I have noticed that the only time anyone starts a campaign to protect an animal, it tends to be a cute animal.

How about....SAVE THE COWS!!!!
No CaptainP as I told Lightening Bolt...look up California Condor..Ok...that simply is NOT the case...OK..Ok?
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Post by Moonie »

rsgeist wrote:
LaTda wrote:
CaptainP wrote:IF EVERYONE THINKS WE NEED TO PROTECT THE BABY SEALS, WHY IS IT OK TO KILL MOSQUITOS?

JUST BECAUSE THEY AREN'T CUTE????
what a moron

:roll: :roll: :roll:
And name calling is necessary because ..... ??
well because any reasonably intelligent being knows that simply is not correct...rsgeist...

and I know that CaptainP was only in this to be argumentative and more than likely has no idea what he's talking about...which is pretty much evident!

this subject has been discussed in it's own thread, several of them...and it's now over, done with...the DEED has been done...and to continue to bring it up in other threads is very rude and insensitive to those of us that find this to a horrendous and murderous act...carried out only for the sake of vanity...



HOWEVER....back to the purpose of this thread...YES, they work wonderfully in Coastal Georgia where I live...and there are some of the biggest mosquitos I have ever seen in my entire life..

You can purchase one now that does not use propane, it's run by electricity...they are a bit pricey, but worth every penny!!!
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Just buy some cheap tequlia and fine sand

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Ah ok.. but, will that work for those bastardly fire ants?
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Post by sonofabeach »

I've never tried the traps
I've been using Cutter Bug free Backyard for a few years.
Just hook it to the hose and soak the lawn, the fence, the trees, the side of the house, etc.
It's supposed to repels mosquitos for up to 3 weeks and it seems to work pretty good.
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Post by rsgeist »

Moonie wrote:
rsgeist wrote:
LaTda wrote:
CaptainP wrote:IF EVERYONE THINKS WE NEED TO PROTECT THE BABY SEALS, WHY IS IT OK TO KILL MOSQUITOS?

JUST BECAUSE THEY AREN'T CUTE????
what a moron

:roll: :roll: :roll:
And name calling is necessary because ..... ??
well because any reasonably intelligent being knows that simply is not correct...rsgeist...

and I know that CaptainP was only in this to be argumentative and more than likely has no idea what he's talking about...which is pretty much evident!

this subject has been discussed in it's own thread, several of them...and it's now over, done with...the DEED has been done...and to continue to bring it up in other threads is very rude and insensitive to those of us that find this to a horrendous and murderous act...carried out only for the sake of vanity...



HOWEVER....back to the purpose of this thread...YES, they work wonderfully in Coastal Georgia where I live...and there are some of the biggest mosquitos I have ever seen in my entire life..

You can purchase one now that does not use propane, it's run by electricity...they are a bit pricey, but worth every penny!!!
So name calling is acceptable as long as it's in support of a cause you agree with?

How do you KNOW what CaptainP's intentions were? Frankly I don't think his comments are that far off the mark. The fact that you choose not to agree with them doesn't make them incorrect. And for the record I will match my level of intelligence (and reasonability) against yours or anyone else's.

And I don't see anything that indicates CaptainP is downplaying or minimizing the horrendousness of the seal slaughter. He was only pointing out the seeming irony in our having different levels of value for the lives of different creatures. Baby seals - we're horrified (justifiably so). Mosquitos - kill 'em all!

Apparently you have now appointed yourself sole arbiter of exactly who can bring up the subject of the hunt. If you start a thread before the hunt it's OK: if someone else mentions it afterward, it's insensitive. I guess I was confused about who was running this site.
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Post by ragtopW »

Moonie wrote:Ah ok.. but, will that work for those bastardly fire ants?
worth a try

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Post by sonofabeach »

Newsflash!! Mosquitos bite you and cows taste good!! :lol:
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sonofabeach wrote:Newsflash!! Mosquitos bite you and cows taste good!! :lol:
"If God had intended us not to eat cows, he wouldn't have made them out of meat" - Homer Simpson. :D

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Post by LaTda »

rsgeist wrote:
LaTda wrote:
CaptainP wrote:IF EVERYONE THINKS WE NEED TO PROTECT THE BABY SEALS, WHY IS IT OK TO KILL MOSQUITOS?

JUST BECAUSE THEY AREN'T CUTE????
what a moron

:roll: :roll: :roll:
And name calling is necessary because ..... ??
Sometimes it is right on target & the most eloquent way to describe someone or their contribution to a thread you ninny :lol:


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