Date: 7/18/22 1:59 pm
From: Jean Ellen Whatley <jeanellenwhatley...>
Subject: Re: No sightings, Perspective on Insect Declines and Their Impact
Hello Dan and All,

Thank you all for your great suggestions. Now my challenge is, how do I
diplomatically approach my neighbor...? But, I'm going to try this remedy
in my own yard. My only concern now is that I'll be depriving the bats! Ha.

Will report back.

Really appreciate all y'all.

Jean



On Mon, Jul 18, 2022 at 3:48 PM Daniel Getman <
<000002b3a133f539-dmarc-request...> wrote:

> This exchange reminded me of a Doug Tallamy talk some time ago, when he
> commented on an effective way to control mosquitos at the larva stage. So
> I just did a quick search and found what he talked about. Here’s a link:
> https://www.audubonva.org/news/how-to-set-up-a-mosquito-larva-trap
>
> Basically, you attract the females laying eggs, with straw in a bucket of
> water, where you add a mosquito donut to kill the larva. I haven’t tried
> it, but the article says it works well. Dan
>
> Dan Getman
> <daniel.p.getman...>
>
>
> On Jul 18, 2022, at 2:55 PM, Lanny Chambers <lannychambers...>
> wrote:
>
> 
> Jean,
>
> Share this link with your neighbor:
> https://lawnlove.com/blog/how-to-get-rid-of-mosquitoes-in-yard/
>
> Note that spraying is presented as the last resort, and that the other
> steps are mostly free. Even Orkin admits that while spraying may repel
> mosquitoes for awhile, it doesn't actually kill many of them. Saving some
> otherwise-wasted money may get his attention.
>
> Lanny Chambers
> Fenton, MO
>
> On Jul 18, 2022, at 14:06, Jean Ellen Whatley <jeanellenwhatley...>
> wrote:
>
> *SO...question for the group: *my next door neighbor uses all manner of
> chemicals on his lawn AND pesticides -- paying 2 different guys to come and
> spray once a month. The last time the fella from Orkin was here with the
> mosquito bog, I was in my yard and I did ask him to spray in the direction
> AWAY from my perennial bed with all my recent native flowers -- which I've
> been cultivating for the past 4 years -- for the birds and the bees & the
> butterflies. These are good neighbors and I do see him throwing bread out
> to the birds (I have kept my mouth shut about that....) but I know he's got
> a soft spot for the bird because he asks me about my bird boxes and feeders
> and comments on how the hummingbird love the Rose of Sharon. *I SO want
> to share with him that he is killing their food supply. *
>
> What would you do?
>
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