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lk1234




 
 
 
 

Post Sat, Sep 18 2021, 8:56 pm
I live in an area with tons of mosquitoes. I hope to have a professional company spray next year however what do you all do to handle mosquitoes in very buggy areas? Is there something that is tried and tested. All advise welcome!
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amother




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Post Sat, Sep 18 2021, 9:05 pm
Bump! I hope you get good answers to this bc I’m in a similar situation!
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lk1234




 
 
 
 

Post Sat, Sep 18 2021, 9:06 pm
amother [ Azure ] wrote:
Bump! I hope you get good answers to this bc I’m in a similar situation!

Yes!
On chol hamoed I can light citronella candles I guess (I've never tried that, would love feedback on that as well) but what do people do for the men sleeping in sukka? Just trying to plan in advance.
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SafeAtLast




 
 
 
 

Post Sat, Sep 18 2021, 9:07 pm
Hang up on of these light catching thingies.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/prod.....d666c
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mama123




 
 
 
 

Post Sat, Sep 18 2021, 9:07 pm
We spray the area before we put up our sukkah (you can buy from Lowe’s, Home Depot; it attaches to your hose). We also use yellow lights instead of white. And we have a bug zapper situated a few feet from the sukkah.
But it still doesn’t help 100% for the hot and humid years…
Hatzlacha!
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amother




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Post Sat, Sep 18 2021, 9:20 pm
lk1234 wrote:
Yes!
On chol hamoed I can light citronella candles I guess (I've never tried that, would love feedback on that as well.


Why can't you light them on Yom Tov? Or at least before Yom Tov? You should have a flame going anyway.


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ROFL




 
 
 
 

Post Sat, Sep 18 2021, 9:20 pm
I light citronella candles before Chag and keep them
Going they put the day.
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mama123




 
 
 
 

Post Sat, Sep 18 2021, 9:24 pm
amother [ Begonia ] wrote:
Why can't you light them on Yom Tov? Or at least before Yom Tov? You should have a flame going anyway.

Seems like a fire hazard to have them going the entire night unattended and you cannot extinguish a flame on Yom Tov. Most citronella candles come large enough to burn for many hours.
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lk1234




 
 
 
 

Post Sat, Sep 18 2021, 10:11 pm
mama123 wrote:
Seems like a fire hazard to have them going the entire night unattended and you cannot extinguish a flame on Yom Tov. Most citronella candles come large enough to burn for many hours.


This.

Also saw what you posted but amazon doesn't have good reviews. Any other ideas?
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ra_mom




 
 
 
 

Post Sat, Sep 18 2021, 10:38 pm
Spray the s'chach with bug spray thoroughly.
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ckk




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Sep 19 2021, 12:48 pm
Bump.. anyone have any good ideas other than the ones suggested already?
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bargainlover




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Sep 19 2021, 12:59 pm
ra_mom wrote:
Spray the s'chach with bug spray thoroughly.


What kind of bug spray? Will it ruin the sechach?
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sky




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Sep 19 2021, 1:10 pm
You can buy citronella candles the size of tea lights so they don’t burn too long.

We have a bug zapper. You have to put it far enough away that it isn’t attracting more buds to the succah.

Some led lights are less likely to attract bugs do better to use in succah.
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