posted on May, 3 2016 @ 11:29 PM
In many parts of North America there are programs to promote and reintroduce bats in many areas. What do bats eat? That's right, Bugs. Plus you can
play with them which is awesome. They're nature's RC stunt aircraft.
Also, the dragonfly. Another mosquito muncher, they can be released as people do with ladybugs, and clear a place out pretty efficiently. Though
I'm not sure of the feasibility given different regions. They released a few thousand at the Winnipeg Folk Music Festival a few years ago,
(Winnipeg gets mosquitoes thick, if you haven't heard.) While I wasn't there, I was told by different, unassociated witnesses that the weekend was
skeeter free, and the colourful friendly dragonflies added to a great show.
The most effective device I've heard of was invented by a farmer in Manitoba. In an open area, he oriented an old satellite dish much like a bird
bath, filled it with water, added dish soap and then hung a black light over it.
The black light causes the phosphorus in the dish soap to glow, becoming a beacon to all egg bearing female mosquitoes in a very large area.
They then land on the soapy water to lay their eggs but then cannot leave due to the altered surface tension, and so drown.
For a day trip? Light coloured clothing does help. Avoid brown or darker green, to a mosquito darker colours are a trigger, look at the colours of
the local mammal wildlife. That's the steady diet for mosquitoes, and what they home in on. Light greens and yellow attract other bugs, some
stingers plus some that are harmless but can be annoying. Blue and white seem to work good.
THE NUMBER ONE Tip
Avoid anything scented. Avoid any soaps or detergents with perfume. Avoid perfume altogether including pit stick. Unless you're really dirty
greasy, all you really need is a dip in the water.
edit on 3-5-2016 by ThickAsABrick because: Typo