Best / fastest way to find where mosquitoes are coming from?
August 13, 2008 12:22 AM   Subscribe

Lately, I've been coming home in the evening to 2~3 mosquitoes flying around the house...

windows w/ screens are closed during the day, where could they be coming from? Maybe the ducts / vents? Best way to track down the source? Something I could spray if the source is found? ...or maybe catch some dragonflies and release it in the house?!
posted by querty to Home & Garden (8 answers total)
Is there ANY standing water in or near your house? A few puddles left from the sprinklers, a lake nearby, something like that?
posted by mdonley at 12:28 AM on August 13, 2008

Best answer: AskMe: Mosquitos suck
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 12:42 AM on August 13, 2008

Response by poster: Thanks, should've searched harder. Pretty sure they're coming from the vents as there are no standing water nearby. I'll try the suggested vent-netting idea.
posted by querty at 12:49 AM on August 13, 2008

Check your weatherstripping around doors (particularly underneath). That's how a lot of critters get inside.
posted by crapmatic at 7:08 AM on August 13, 2008

Look for gaps and cracks, and check that you aren't breeding them indoors in a dish around a plant, or in a seldom-used drain or a basement sump.
posted by Forktine at 7:37 AM on August 13, 2008

Check your plants. Then your bath-trap if you've had a lot of rain. If you find the standing water, see your pest supply store and buy some "donuts" little donut looking discs that kill the larvae.

Good luck,
posted by winks007 at 8:25 AM on August 13, 2008

Best answer: winks007 is talking about these. They work great, and can be found at any hardware store. You can also get them in granulated form--we put the granules in plants, drains, and even our compost pile.
posted by MrMoonPie at 8:45 AM on August 13, 2008

Nthing the plants. I had some mystery mosquitoes that I finally tracked down to a vase that was on the window sill, I had inadvertently made it a mosquito nursery.
posted by MiggySawdust at 6:44 PM on August 13, 2008

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