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phil74501 05-25-2012 12:48 PM

Mosquito problem, need help
I have a water trough in my backyard that deer and so on drink out of. I have a cat that lives on my back porch that also drinks out of it, despite the fact that I put water out for it in a bowl. You know how cats are. ;) Problem is, it's full of mosquitos, and those same mosquitos are all over my back porch and yard. I thought I had found some tablets you can put in the water that will kill them. When I read the label on the package it said it was harmful to humans. If it's harmful to humans I assume it is for animals as well. Is there anything that I can put in it to kill them off? That won't also kill the deer and cats that drink out of it?

DangerMouse 05-25-2012 02:58 PM

Change the water often so they don't use it for breeding.


phil74501 05-25-2012 04:47 PM

I have thought of that. Only problem is the trough is like a 50 gallon trough. That'll get expensive over time.

DangerMouse 05-25-2012 04:50 PM

Make a skimmer from your wife's nylons and a coat hanger to remove the wigglers daily/as seen.
Tap them off the skimmer onto the ground and they'll dry up and die.


phil74501 05-25-2012 06:08 PM

That's not a bad idea. I wonder if like a small minnow net would do the trick.

DangerMouse 05-25-2012 06:11 PM

As long as it's fine mesh, I don't see why not.


joecaption 05-25-2012 07:17 PM

Any Lowes, Home Depot, Wal-Mart, hardware store has these.

creeper 05-25-2012 07:48 PM

How about some goldfish in there to eat the larva and as a bonus kitty will have something fun to do

joecaption 05-25-2012 07:59 PM

Just put a life jacket on kitty and it will be fine.

phil74501 05-25-2012 08:15 PM


Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 928725)

Any Lowes, Home Depot, Wal-Mart, hardware store has these.

I found something that looked like that at Lowes. Mosquito dunks if i remember correctly. It said on the box to wash your hands and all that after using it, call poison control if you ingest it, and so on. I was worried that if it's poisonous for humans, wouldn't it kill pets to?

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