Pests and Diseases forum: Floating mosquito control ring

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Name: Glen Ingram
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Gleni
Mar 23, 2014 4:27 AM CST
I noticed mention of this in the water feature articles. On the web I cannot find a decent review of it. Does anyone have experience of the efficacy of floating mosquito control rings?
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chelle
Mar 24, 2014 12:11 PM CST
Sorry, Glen, but I've never tried them. I just use fish. Smiling

Hopefully, someone else will be along soon to share their knowledge.
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Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
Bearded Dragon young male
Region: Australia Annuals Canning and food preservation Herbs Tropicals Foliage Fan
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Gleni
Mar 24, 2014 4:17 PM CST
Thanks Chelle. I have just got some good answers over in the water garden/ ponds threads.
Name: woofie
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woofie
Mar 24, 2014 4:32 PM CST
I was under the impression that they worked quite well. Could you please post some of the information here? Smiling
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
Bearded Dragon young male
Region: Australia Annuals Canning and food preservation Herbs Tropicals Foliage Fan
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Gleni
Mar 24, 2014 4:53 PM CST
Not sure how to do this Wolfie.
dyzzypyxxy said:
I use Mosquito Dunks in all my standing water around the yard, Glen, but not in my pond. The goldfish take care of any mosquito larvae in the pond. So plant pots, puddles, ditches, spots in the rain gutters where the water sits, they all get a little chunk of Dunk about once a month.

The main active ingredient in the Dunks is bacillus Thuringensis subspecies israelensis which is a naturally occurring bacterium that is toxic to the mosquito larvae, but doesn't harm fish or animals. Our cat regularly drinks from the plant saucers and has done for years. She's 13 now, and in pretty good health.

The package does caution you not to use them in water intended for human consumption, but that's just 'covering their you know whats'.

beckygardener said:
Glen - I usually buy mine online through ebay:

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=daylily+seeds&_osacat=0...

They are much cheaper through a bulk purchase. I buy the cheapest brand as they all seem to work the same.

Each dunk lasts about a month. So not too bad if you don't have too many water gardens.
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woofie
Mar 24, 2014 5:33 PM CST
Thanks, Glen! There is a way to link to a specific post, but actually, just copying what folks posted is a bit easier, since that way you don't have to click on links.
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flaflwrgrl
Apr 21, 2014 5:36 PM CST
I just found this thread. Glen, I used these & had great success with them! They are great, easy to use & they work. When I had very small places like saucers under plants that got standing water when it rained gobs but the plant was too heavy for me to lift & dump the saucer; I would break off appropriately sized pieces & throw them in the saucer.
So far, I haven't needed them since we moved but I was sure thankful for them when I lived in zone 10 Florida.

Also, pets should not drink from water containing these (from the package label) so you don't want your kitties drinking but I believe your kitties are strictly indoor cats right?
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Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
Bearded Dragon young male
Region: Australia Annuals Canning and food preservation Herbs Tropicals Foliage Fan
Plays in the sandbox Cactus and Succulents Garden Photography Hybridizer Composter Sedums
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Gleni
Apr 21, 2014 5:42 PM CST
Thanks Ann. The kitties are indoor only - though the menaces would like it otherwise.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Apr 21, 2014 6:01 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



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