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    JEK is offline
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    Trap those mosquitoes!

    Looks like friend Pascal Gumbs has a way to deal with those little biters! Next step ask WIMCO to have one at the villa!

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    stbartshopper is offline
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    Have to see and use it before I believe it!

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    JEK is offline
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    Amazon reviews seems mostly positive to very positive.

    http://www.amazon.com/Mosquito-Magne...ews/B002RMBDIM
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    andynap is offline
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    Mosquito traps have been around for a while. The problem is they attract bugs from afar that wouldn't normally be there.


    Andy

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    I've seen one of those on-island, at a US-owned rental villa. I can't speak to the efficacy, as it was out of propane at the time.

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    JEK is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by andynap View Post
    Mosquito traps have been around for a while. The problem is they attract bugs from afar that wouldn't normally be there.
    As the review states, placement is key. I think the science shows that mosquitoes are very weak flyers and tend to stay near where they breed.
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    andynap is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by JEK View Post
    As the review states, placement is key. I think the science shows that mosquitoes are very weak flyers and tend to stay near where they breed.
    I said bugs not only mosquitoes. It attracts no-see-ums too.


    Andy

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    JEK is offline
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    I'm from Ohio we call mosquitoes bugs too.
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    andynap is offline
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    Mosquitoes are bugs but not all bugs are mosquitoes.


    Andy

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    GramChop is offline
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    I've had a few of these in my yards during the time I spent in New Orleans pre and post-Katrina. They worked VERY well for us. As Kev alluded, keeping them fueled with propane is paramount to their success!
    Last edited by GramChop; 02-24-2015 at 03:53 PM. Reason: Grammar repair, merci Cass!
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    Same here, been using Mosquito Magnet for over 10 years except for last year. Our yard has been relatively mosquito free but while attending a party at a neighbor's house, the mosquitos feasted on us. We live in 3 acre zoning with about 1.5 acres of yard. The Magnet is positioned downed by the end of yard, not near the house. It attracts and traps them as advertised. Apparently, the mosquitos in your yard are actually your mosquitos, they do not travel significant distances. Last year (magnet broke) we started to notice more but nearly as much as our neighbors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GramChop View Post
    As Kev eluded, keeping them fueled with propane is paramount to their success!
    I had heard that Kevin had eluded les gendarmes when he was down in November.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cassidain View Post
    I had heard that Kevin had eluded les gendarmes when he was down in November.
    Allude vs elude...my Grams (a grammar teacher) would be rolling over in her grave. Thanks for the edit check, Cass. :culpability:
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinS View Post
    I've seen one of those on-island, at a US-owned rental villa. I can't speak to the efficacy, as it was out of propane at the time.
    As one of the island's main providers of propane, Pascal's devices should never "run out of gas."
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    funny Tim...

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