balcony mosquito control tactics that worked!

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  1. Barbara Schutt says:

    Great ideas, David. Is it possible to enclose the balcony with screens? We did that at our last home and the porch was effectively another play space for the kids when they were small.

    1. David says:

      Hi Barbara. I suppose that might be possible, but I personally just love the unobstructed view and the ability to dangerously hang my head out over the balcony railing too much to give the idea serious consideration. ;)

      Thank you for sharing though. Maybe the idea will be followed up on by other readers. :)

  2. Crystal Rose says:

    We live in MN currently (and might be moving down to PR later this year.) Due to all of the lakes the joke is that mosquitoes are our state bird. One thing to immediately do is check for standing water. This is where they breed. It could be a small upturned lid of some sort in the yard, a can with water in it, etc. It really doesn’t take much. I would walk the perimeter and look for anything like that first. We live close a swampy area in a flood zone so we can’t fix that problem ourselves. What helped is a screened porch and a bug zapper. We turn it on in the summer when sitting outdoors and let the light/zapper do the work for us.

  3. Karen says:

    We have a lower balcony and have found that a couple of large bushy citronella plants have helped quite a bit. They are pretty common in the nurseries around here, especially during this time of year. They also look pretty nice.

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