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    If you have kitties permethrin is highly toxic to them!

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    Good to know. We had ticks real bad two years in a row as well. Ordinary insect repellent keeps the mosquitos off you, but I treated an old set of ACUs I had around with the permethrin and started wearing those when I was messing around the property and never picked up a tick while I was wearing them. I keep them hung up in a closet the cats can't go, but I'll be extra careful now.

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    I have used them in the "wet spot" next to my house, you could almost walk on the mosquitos without touching the lawn.
    Worth the money

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    IIRC there is another insect larva that eats flea larvae, might also eat skeeter larvae, trying to remember the name of the beasties. They like very WET areas, I know that. Aaah Nematodes. Also Lady Bugs eat fleas, might eat ticks. And Fire Ants probably eat ticks and skeeters if they can get at them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Sheesh View Post
    IIRC there are some fish that specialize in eating mosquito larvae? That should do though
    Gambusa Affinus

    https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/fact...?SpeciesID=846
    Last edited by BrassMagnet; 03-13-2018 at 07:48 AM.

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    I think I heard about those on an episode of Dirty Jobs set in New Orleans post-Katrina. TY BrassMagnet. It's good to have animal & insect & avian & piscine allies

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