Mosquitoes – we all feel the bite

DARN MOSQUITOES! Neither Escambia County nor HFPOA have a regular spraying schedule, because state law prohibits spraying that is not justified. Spraying is administered on a case-by-case basis by the county and only after careful testing to find an abundant presence of mosquitoes. The days of running spray trucks around neighborhoods around the clock during mosquito season are long gone. But even though the old-fashioned fogging methods are the most familiar to citizens, fogging is just one tool in the arsenal that mosquito fighters use. And not the most critical one. Go to to learn more.”

You can do your own spraying around your yard with several products – always read the labels, follow directions, and be careful of pets and birds and the good bugs.  This is the worst those pesky mosquitoes have been and more rain in the next week could have us all still scratching.

Here is one suggestion to trap them

Items needed:
1 cup of water
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1 gram of yeast
1 2-liter bottle

1. Cut the plastic bottle in half.
2. Mix brown sugar with hot water. Let cool. When cold, pour in the bottom half of the bottle.
3. Add the yeast. No need to mix. It creates carbon dioxide, which attracts mosquitoes.
4. Place the funnel part, upside down, into the other half of the bottle, taping them together if desired.
5. Wrap the bottle with something black, leaving the top uncovered, and place it outside in an area away from your normal gathering area. (Mosquitoes are also drawn to the color black.)

Change the solution every 2 weeks for continuous control.

also recommended that you plant Rosemary, Citronella, or Lemon Grass around your home.


One thought on “Mosquitoes – we all feel the bite

  1. Dayre Lias says:

    Thanks Webmaster. Excellent post! If you did not see the Pensacola News Journal article, please check the link.