Carnivorous Plants forum: planting outdoor carnivores

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New York, ny
Feb 21, 2018 9:59 AM CST
Hi, so i have a south facing porch (outdoor-not closed in) and we usually get lots of mosquitoes and these other little flying pests in the summer. I was thinking of planting some carnivores plants to help control them. Is this a good idea? any tips or recommendations?
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Feb 21, 2018 11:14 AM CST
American Pitchers (Searrancia) will grow outside just about anywhere with proper protection but, you would need about 2 acres of them to take care of your mosquito and gnat problems. You may be better off trying one of the new bug zappers that emit UV light and carbon dioxide (your breathing attracts mosquitoes to you). If you have standing water, drain it or add "mosquito donuts" - they contain a bacteria that is only harmful to mosquitos. Gnats are attracted to bug zappers and also those bright yellow sticky traps.
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Name: Tommy
Hudson Valley of N.Y.
Feb 23, 2018 12:39 PM CST
As stated Carnivorous plants will not solve your problem. I agree with Daisy.

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