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  Mosquito control in Bromeliads
From: pmdes at iafrica.com on 1997.06.17 at 08:33:32(865)
Hi There,
as there is so much talk on mosquito control could anybody give me some
advise on how to control moisquitos in bromeliads.
I have tried the method of putting a drop of Dursban into the water
filled cavities on the leaf ends. The plants dont like this at all.
Anybody for some other good idea?
Best Regards
Peter Wunderlin

From: plantnut at shadow.net (Dewey Fisk) on 1997.06.17 at 11:32:41(866)
>Hi There,
>as there is so much talk on mosquito control could anybody give me some
>advise on how to control moisquitos in bromeliads.
>I have tried the method of putting a drop of Dursban into the water
>filled cavities on the leaf ends. The plants dont like this at all.
>Anybody for some other good idea?
>Best Regards
>Peter Wunderlin

Peter,
Sounds to me like you are on the right track... Keep trying different
chemicals till you find one that the plants do not mind.
Dewey

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From: Mark Evans <LIBEVANS at ACS.EKU.EDU> on 1997.06.18 at 15:45:16(871)
I may be repeating a suggestion that has already been given, but...

You may want to try B.t. var. israeliensis for your mosquito larvae
problem.

Mark Evans

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From: "Julius Boos" <ju-bo at msn.com> on 1997.06.19 at 08:05:29(874)
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Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 1997 6:45 PM
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