Getting rid of insects

Asked September 2, 2013, 8:38 PM EDT

I'm having an outdoor party this weekend, and wondering how to get rid of all the mosquitos because there is a lot of them. Is there a way to kill bitting insects without damaging the environment?

North Carolina integrated pest management mosquitoes

1 Response

There is not a real good short-term solution for dealing with mosquito's. One solution to help in the long-term is to make sure there is no standing water in bowls, buckets, etc, around your property. This serves as a breeding ground for mosquito's. For your party using the citronella candles and placing them around the outdoor activity area may be one of the best repellents. The following website has a publication on mosquito's, from N.C. State University Entomology Department, that may have some good control tips.

http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/ent/notes/Urban/mosquito.htm