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Mosquito foggers

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Lil-Farmer

07-27-2003 05:30:09




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I am trying to come up with ideas or plans for building a mosquito fogger to be attached to the exhaust of my lawnmower. I seem to remember these being available on the retail market years ago, but an extensive search on the internet produced nothing.

Anyone have ideas or a link to a website?

I am in central Ohio and the mosquito's are the worst I have seen in 50 years.




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Farmer John

07-29-2003 09:50:00




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 Re: Mosquito foggers in reply to Lil-Farmer, 07-27-2003 05:30:09  
There is an article and picture of one in this months edition of Farm Show. www.farmshow.com



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KX

07-29-2003 09:27:02




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 Re: Mosquito foggers in reply to Lil-Farmer, 07-27-2003 05:30:09  
I don't know what part of the world you live in but putting up bat boxes may be a more effective alternative to spraying. A swarm of bats can literally eat many many pounds of mosquitoes every night. I live in an area where West Nile is becoming a big concern with confirmed cases daily it seems. Eliminating breeding ground for the mosquito (standing water) is one effective way to reduce numbers but I know my stock tanks are necessity to sustain my cattle. I am looking into building a bat box for every tank and getting it in a freindly position to attract/house as many bats as possible. I know that through the past 5 years of the grasshopper plague, spraying did little or nothing. Mother nature did something though and sent swarms of Magpies?? (a dirty black/grey bird) That SIGNIFICANTLY reduced the numbers of grasshoppers this year. We actually have hay to cut and bale for once in a long while, Not to mention swarms of grasshoppers eating every leaf off the trees in the yard and covering your house. They actually ate the screens off my house. Well all that to say, I am a believer in natural enemies as opposed to fogging/spraying. Unless you are targeting a specific nest of pests, you are most probably just shooting money into the breeze IMHO. Now as for spraying the house for scorpions and recluse spiders.....I FINALLY got my hands on some Chloridaine...that is another story.......

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ROLLIE

07-27-2003 15:19:47




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 Re: Mosquito foggers in reply to Lil-Farmer, 07-27-2003 05:30:09  
THAT SOUNDS LIKE A GOOD WAY TO KILL YOUR SELF-- I WOULD MOUNT IT ON A OLD PUSH MOWER AND PULL BEHIND ME--COULD SEND PLANS A GUY SAID HE LEANED IN THE SERVICE OR JUST TELL ME WHERE TO SEND FLOWERS. rollil@bright.net



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Lil_Farmer

07-27-2003 17:01:20




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 Re: Re: Mosquito foggers in reply to ROLLIE, 07-27-2003 15:19:47  
Well, ROLLIE, thanks for your concern.

A Great Dane mower is a zero turn mower with the motor behind the operator, the exhaust sticking rearward and downward. In the 600 or so hours I have spent on this machine, never once have I had the slightest hint of exhaust fumes, even with the wind at my back.

I think the fogger can be mounted in such a way as to not fog the operator and I will more than likely wear a respirator while doing this.

You can still send flowers if you want. Make them something my wife can plant in her garden.

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Bill Paschal

07-27-2003 12:51:07




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 Re: Mosquito foggers in reply to Lil-Farmer, 07-27-2003 05:30:09  
REMEMBER !!! Insecticides are designed to kill. Stay out of the fog.



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Joek

07-27-2003 09:22:38




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 Re: Mosquito foggers in reply to Lil-Farmer, 07-27-2003 05:30:09  
Been many yrs.butway back I worked one summer for nearby village custodian,they had a Gravely 2 wheeler & sulky.Fogger was simply an 1 gallon or so tank on the hood with a copper drip line down to a tin can clamped around the muffler.As the spray dripped inbetween the muffler and can,it vaporized into a fog,and exhaust pressure spewed it out to the side.Worked fairly well....Myself,I have a propane powered hand fogger from a farm supply,uses a throwaway LP cylinder,and has refillable spray tank about the same size.Have found that fogging the evergreens and bushes during the day when the varmints are "laid up" greatly reduces their numbers.

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sanjay

11-22-2005 05:57:43




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 Re: Re: Mosquito foggers in reply to Joek, 07-27-2003 09:22:38  
Link Exchange Requested.



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grouch - Hey Joe!

07-27-2003 20:11:37




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 Re: Re: Mosquito foggers in reply to Joek, 07-27-2003 09:22:38  
Joe or anybody, what's the best pesticide to use? I have some malathion on hand.



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George

07-28-2003 05:01:58




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 Re: Re: Re: Mosquito foggers in reply to grouch - Hey Joe!, 07-27-2003 20:11:37  
Saw a recipe for making your own fogging solution some years ago. Seems like it was diesel fuel and one other ingredient. Anyone have the formula?



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JoeK

07-27-2003 21:02:09




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 Re: Re: Re: Mosquito foggers in reply to grouch - Hey Joe!, 07-27-2003 20:11:37  
I get mine a the farm supply,made for fogging or spraying.2or3 different blends there, for yard,farm bldgs,garden use....READ the LABELS



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JoeK..hey-hey

07-27-2003 09:26:13




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 Re: Re: Mosquito foggers in reply to Joek, 07-27-2003 09:22:38  
Found this on line



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Lil-Farmer

07-27-2003 10:04:51




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 Re: Re: Re: Mosquito foggers in reply to JoeK..hey-hey, 07-27-2003 09:26:13  
Thanks for the info and the link. I think I will try to make something that clamps on the outlet side of the muffler, rather than remove the muffler from the engine. The diagram will be helpfull.

This will be used on a 25 hp Kohler engine on a Great Dane mower. I have 6 acres to mow, surrounded by woods, and I want to cover it all.



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RWK in WI

07-27-2003 19:22:40




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 Re: Re: Re: Re: Mosquito foggers in reply to Lil-Farmer, 07-27-2003 10:04:51  
The latest issue of "Farm Show" Magazine has an article on making a foger. They list a contact as:
FARM SHOW Followup
A. E. Shelton, Sr.
4520 Hardaway Hwy.
Chattahooche, Fla. 32324

Ph 850 - 663 - 2138

email ASheltonSr@webtv.net



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Mac

07-27-2003 20:01:08




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 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Mosquito foggers in reply to RWK in WI, 07-27-2003 19:22:40  
RWK: Found that and read it on line, pretty interesting gadget. It is simple enough also.



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