Mosquito spraying set for Fire Island, Mastic area

Jul 16, 2008 Full story: Newsday.com 14

Pesticide is scheduled to be sprayed Tuesday on Fire Island and in the communities of South Shirley, Mastic Beach and Old Mastic, the Suffolk County Health Department announced.

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“My rottie wants belly rubs”

Since: Jun 07

A few blocks from the Ocean

#1 Jul 29, 2008
They need to spray again. Seriously after this past Sunday's storm I came home from work Mon afternoon and was met with a swarm of mosquitoes as I entered my house. With all the damp areas created by the excessive rain the females are out for blood to lay their eggs. I sprayed my property with a 100% organic garlic spray to keep them at bay, but it's not enough. This is the worst I've seen it so far this season.

“Lets get a Village!”

Since: Feb 07

SMITH POINT, NY

#2 Jul 29, 2008
Try listerine mouthwash - they say it works great! I grew up in St. Louis and they use ladybugs to control mosquitos because they eat them.

“My rottie wants belly rubs”

Since: Jun 07

A few blocks from the Ocean

#4 Jul 30, 2008
Jenn in Shirley NY wrote:
Try listerine mouthwash - they say it works great! I grew up in St. Louis and they use ladybugs to control mosquitos because they eat them.
Thanks I'll try that too. In today's paper they said they were to spray at Smith Point Beach from 6-9am.
LibertyTreeBud

Bronx, NY

#5 Jul 31, 2008
OMG! The mosquitos are out of control! The ticks are out of control! Can't walk in my backyard without ticks and mosquitos getting on me. The last spraying along my road (Park Drive)along the Floyd Estate didn't do anything! KNOW THIS FACT: LYMES DISEASE CAN BE SPREAD BY TICKS AND MOSQUITOS. CRONIC LYMES CAN BE PASSED ON TO OTHER PEOPLE JUST LIKE VENERIAL DISEASE.

“My rottie wants belly rubs”

Since: Jun 07

A few blocks from the Ocean

#6 Jul 31, 2008
My garlic spray I bought last year works for only 1 day now. Unless it goes bad after a season. I've used the Cutter spray too, and that lasts only an hour or so. I couldn't get in the house from my car without bringing a few in and seeing blood on my legs. Nasty!
Bug minded

New York, NY

#7 Jul 31, 2008
For the record lady bugs eat aphide, small scale incets and mealy bugs not mosquitos. Bats eat mosquitos.

“Lets get a Village!”

Since: Feb 07

SMITH POINT, NY

#8 Jul 31, 2008
According to Cornell University's Biological Control: A Guide to Natural Enemies in North America by Catherine R. Weeden, Anthony M. shelton and Michael P. Hoffmann, "If aphids are scarce, lady beetle adults and larvae may feed on the eggs of moths and beetles, and mites, thrips, and other small insects, as well as pollen and nectar. They may also be cannibalistic. Because of their ability to survive on other prey when aphids are in short supply, lady beetles are particularly valuable natural enemies."

When I was growing up in Missouri, we were told that Ladybugs eat Mosquito's and many of the parks used them to control mosquito infestation. I don't know, I'm not an expert, it's just what I was told.
Valerie Sofia

Paterson, NJ

#9 Aug 6, 2008
I found that the Cutter Back Yard Free works great - you spray it with your gardenhose - I live in mastic by the forge river and they are horrible - but this realy works great Home Depot carries it.

“My rottie wants belly rubs”

Since: Jun 07

A few blocks from the Ocean

#10 Aug 6, 2008
Valerie Sofia wrote:
I found that the Cutter Back Yard Free works great - you spray it with your gardenhose - I live in mastic by the forge river and they are horrible - but this realy works great Home Depot carries it.
My neighbor uses that as well, and swears by it. I'm just concerned about chemicals since I have a dog and I'm out in the yard everyday. A friend recommended the Mosquito Magnet. Pricey but worth it. Maybe next summer I'll buy 1.
Tide Runner

Shirley, NY

#12 Aug 27, 2008
God was it awful on the Shores of Massazuma for a good month {eaten alive}, it has recently cleared up... Glad they moved to Suffolk.

“My rottie wants belly rubs”

Since: Jun 07

A few blocks from the Ocean

#13 Aug 27, 2008
Little Dipper wrote:
Keep spraying mastic maybe it will help the deformed residents of Mastic Trailer Parks.
Ghetto trash om Mastic & Shirley.
The Troll stikes again..

“My rottie wants belly rubs”

Since: Jun 07

A few blocks from the Ocean

#14 Aug 27, 2008
I mean "strikes"

“My rottie wants belly rubs”

Since: Jun 07

A few blocks from the Ocean

#15 Sep 2, 2008
About a week has a passed and no problems with mosquitoes. We walked to both beaches and back home again(Smith's Landing & Smith's Point) at dusk with no repellant and didn't have to swat anything! AMAZING. Why coudn't we have it like this all summer. Still it's been hot outside with no frost in the morning. Wow!
Tonytee1961

Fair Lawn, NJ

#16 Sep 2, 2008
Little Dipper wrote:
Keep spraying mastic maybe it will help the deformed residents of Mastic Trailer Parks.
Ghetto trash om Mastic & Shirley.
Your name is perfect for you - little IQ, little commen sense

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