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  1. #14
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    Listerene
    One way to outthink people is to make them think you think. They'll think you're not really thinking what you're trying to get them to think you think...........

  2. #15
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    Yeah the hell with this problem. People die from the diseases that mosquitoes carry. If your friendly with your building inspector, use that to your advantage. He knows exactly who to talk to for results. Don't waste your time with phone calls. Go to town/city hall and start walking into offices and raising hell. Either clean it up and maintain it, or backfill it.

  3. #16
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    throw a dozen or two gold fish in. They can live in some nasty water and take care of the mosquitoes and eggs.

  4. #17
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    Does your area have a mosquito control department? In our city they can't treat private pools but they will stop by and have a talk with the owner to tell them how to keep it from becoming a problem to the rest of the neighborhood.

    One thing that works is dish soap but you would have to use a lot to get it to cover the surface water and also not get caught putting it in.

  5. #18
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    2 qts of transmission fluid.
    will skim over the top & little critters are dead.

  6. #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by karsthuntr View Post
    Not many bats in NJ, only 2 caves in the whole state.

    i could not tell you where there is a cave in NJ, i can tell you we have plenty of bats around at night though.


    as for the dirty pool , give me a break i've been busy.............

  7. #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by t527ed View Post
    i could not tell you where there is a cave in NJ, i can tell you we have plenty of bats around at night though.


    as for the dirty pool , give me a break i've been busy.............
    They live in trees and attics then.
    Karst means cave. So, I search for caves.

  8. #21
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    I suggest a custom built trebuchet and pan tabs. Have some fun with it.
    "You boys are really making this thing harder than it has to be". Me

    "Who ARE you people? And WHAT are you doing in my SWAMP!?" Shrek

    Service calls submitted after 3PM will be posted the next business day.

    I give free estimates [Wild Ass Guesses] over the phone.

    "I am sorry for interrupting, please continue with your quarreling" Some chick on TV

  9. #22
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    Slip a couple gallon diesel fuel in it.

  10. #23
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    FISH,FISH,FISH. Throws some fish in there!

  11. #24
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    rent the pool to bp...by the time there done..nothing will live in that water

  12. #25
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    Around here Gambusia affinis, 'mosquito fish" would be the best thing, but I am not sure they are cold-tolerant. I am sure that info is out there.

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