Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Mosquito Myth

According to the July/August edition of The Family Handyman, "bug zappers attract and kill thousands of insects, but most of them aren't mosquitoes. They kill only a small number of mosquitoes in the area. (ironically, they zap a lot of the insects that prey on mosquitoes.)"

Also, citronella is no more effective against mosquitoes than any other candle.


Kristen said...

Oh how I hate skeeters. Are you sure this is true?

What about Flies? We have a TERRIBLE problem with flies around here. Could it be the stinky diapers?

Fred said...

Have you seen the clear plastic ziplock bags? Some restaurants suspend them over their patios to fend off flies. They are filled with water and contain one penny...

Does anyone know if this is effective? I have seen a patio that have one bag per table, and the waitresses swear that it works like a charm.