All natural low-tech mosquito killing machine

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  1. Michaelangelica

    Michaelangelica Junior Member

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    Another Mosquito trap smelling of "humans"

    There are about 20+ varieties of mosquito only the feamales of a 2-3 eat us.
    The rest provide food for fish, frogs, etc and are part of the food chain, local ecology etc.,

    Want to go into the Importing Business?
    I found this in a Taiwan Trade Pages magazine I still get for some obscure reason
    A mosquito trap by Lancer Biotech Co., Ltd.
    https://www.dengue.ttnet.net
    https://www.dengue.ttnet.net/search-bin/ ... 10230133sm
    https://www.dengue.ttnet.net/ttnet/gotop ... 339373.htm

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    1. Highly effective in controlling mosquitoes
    2. Eco-friendly
    3. New invention that incorporates state-of-the-art
    biochemistry technology
    4. We care about your life and health. It's everyone's
    responsibility to combat dengue fever.
    5. 3-meter effective range
    6. Consumes no electricity; safe to operate; operates 24
    hours a day
    7. The herbal mosquito-trapping liquid is made of natural
    herbal extracts, produces no smoke, and causes no harm
    to humans and animals. With state-of-the-art
    technology, it emits a human-like odor to attract
    mosquitoes. This product is effective, safe to use, and
    eco-friendly.

    I wonder how much it would cost to get here?
     
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    Bump! Its summer.
     
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    Well, I tend to be someone who stinks enough (it is assumed) that mosquitos like anyone besides me. :lol:

    Our solution? Bats, lots of them. I like bat houses all round our property. Keeping everything clean so there is no standing water is an important thing too.

    I am setting up a aquaponics system - perhaps I will put trays out for mosquitos to breed and then just dump them in the aquaponics system once they get full of critters. Extra food for the fish.
     
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    Re: All natural low-tech mosquito killing machine

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 075659.htm

    There are a ew catnips/catmint
    The one that cats like, is a mint looking plant with white flowers and smelling of hospital corridors. Ffairly ugly compared to the ornamental garden varieties.
     
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    Re: All natural low-tech mosquito killing machine

    Hiya Michaelangelica,

    Wotif I would rather have mossies than attract cats??

    Only jesting.

    How's the terra preta going? We need a new thread.

    cheers,
     
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    Re: All natural low-tech mosquito killing machine

    there are two TP discussion threads
    One on TP and global cooling warming and the other on technical/gardening/farming discussions
    Both are on Yahoo Groups
    Also there is a discussion group on hypography science forums and a" Blog" ? thread (s)which is becoming quite extensive at:-
    https://hypography.com/forums/terra-preta.html

    Two new books are planned to be published on TP shortly.

    No one in the Oz government seems to have slightest interest.
    If Carbon credits come in, family farmers stand to make a fortune, but everyone has their head in the sand.

    On mosquitoes see
    https://hypography.com/forums/medical-sc ... itoes.html

    Warmest wishes
    m
     
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    Re: All natural low-tech mosquito killing machine

    Hiya Michaelangelica.

    This interests me...
    So if somehow all current and past landholders in Australia-particularly, family farmers ''stand to make a fortune''.... wow.. how??... Obviously, they are doing something now that will make them a lot of money. I am not a family farmer but please share, otherwise these 'family farms' will be either be sold to the corporates or broken up. I tend to see the 'family farmers' as being products of past government policies and inequities. Those that survived have generally not adopted govt. policies past the useful, what they have done in the past 25 years is try and sort out sustainability and what it means to them.

    Fair go. Aussie farmers have always been reactive and cynical of government policy. What it says is they have recognised issues of sustainability LONG before the aussie govt has.

    Anyway, you seem to have information that differs from this. Let us hear it.

    Post anything that supports either of these contentions. I do not mean to obfuscate but we need clarification.

    cheers,
     
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    Re: All natural low-tech mosquito killing machine

    Carbon credits/trading system
    If you make carbon you pay (industry coal etc)
    if you sequester carbon you get credits.
    All this can be traded on a stock market type system

    Charcoal buried in the soil sequesters CO2 for thousands of years apart from the many benefits to soil fertility etc.
    Just owning land is going to be a gold mine.
    The Country/National/liberal//Greens/Labor parties seem blissfully unaware of the implications of carbon/charcoal sequestration in the soil.
    Tim Flannery and others have tried to tell them but no-one is listening.
     
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    Re: All natural low-tech mosquito killing machine

    There are many (50?) types of mosquito that do nothing but feed frogs and fish

    Possibly the best control is BT Isralensis a bacteria that kills many.

    But do we know what we are doing?
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    https://www.newsobserver.com/105/story/1296732.html
     
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    Re: All natural low-tech mosquito killing machine

    I have been testing Dipel (Bacillus thurungiensis) for 2 years, in garden ponds and a bird bath. It kills mosquito larvae very effectively. The beauty of it is that the mosqitos lay their eggs in your thurungiensis innoculated pond thinking it is a great place to raise more mosquitos. This means they are not laying them somewhere else, like your roof gutters. The eggs hatch, but the larvae do not thrive. They just limp around and eventually die. One innoculation of a sachet of Dipel lasts forever. Even when I have washed out my cement birdbath, the bacillus persists.
    Dipel is very available at any garden store or hardware store as a natural catterpiller killer, unlike "Mosquito Dunks", which is the closely related Bacillus Thurengiensis variety Israeliensis.
     
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    Re: All natural low-tech mosquito killing machine

    The bacillis used for mosquitoes O/S is B. Isralenesis. I dint know ordinary dipel worked as well
    (You can produce more "dipel" by leaving a sachet in warm, sweet water for a bit. Add a bit of agar gel too, if you like.

    it worries me that there are over 30 varieties of mosquito, and less than 10% bite man (and only the females too!).
    Mosquito larvae must form an important link in the food chain for fish and frogs?
    Are we just causing problems with aquatic animals by our shot gun approch ?

    I despair of the 'Bug Lamps' sold by the pallet load at Bunnings et al.
    These kill every insect attracted to the light--good or bad.

    https://thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?f ... undaymetro
    I thought lemon scented things like citronella grass repelled mosquitoes?
     
  13. Michaelangelica

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    Queens-landers ( and others) may need this soon.

    BTW
    Coptis Chinensis has been shown to be an effective treatment of dengue virus,
    SEE
    Identification of palmatine as an inhibitor of West Nile virus
    Jia F., Zou G., Fan J., Yuan Z.
    Archives of Virology 2010 155:8 (1325-1329)


    WIKI
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palmatine
     
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    Recently, lemon eucalyptus oil has been scientifically tested and shown to be an effective repellent for mosquitoes, possibly as effective as some repellents containing the more commonly used compounds (DEET and picaridin). Lemon eucalyptus oil is a modified natural oil from the Eucalyptus Citriodora tree (Lemon scented gum), and it may be available in some 'natural' insect repellents.

    I take vitamin B1 daily it has helped with skeeters and sand flies I still get bitten but nowhere near as much as I used to
    They love me and can find me anywhere.
    When in India every restaurant had either a ceiling fan or fans blowing under the tables I never got bitten.
    Im also going to plant cat mint as an understory plant everywhere
     
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    Do you mean lemon myrtle? Backhousia citriodora.
     
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    That's a pity. I have a backhousia. Was hoping that I could make a fortune selling oil!
     
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    I was going to plant a bit around the edges of my paths and near my barbie and see how it goes
     
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