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Old 05-25-2012, 01:48 PM   #1
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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?

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

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

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That's not a bad idea. I wonder if like a small minnow net would do the trick.
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As long as it's fine mesh, I don't see why not.

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http://www.arbico-organics.com/categ...ntrol-products

Any Lowes, Home Depot, Wal-Mart, hardware store has these.
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How about some goldfish in there to eat the larva and as a bonus kitty will have something fun to do
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Just put a life jacket on kitty and it will be fine.
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http://www.arbico-organics.com/categ...ntrol-products

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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