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Dear PoPville – How to rid flies/mosquitos from Basement Entrances?

by Prince Of Petworth August 11, 2011 at 2:30 pm 41 Comments

“Dear PoPville,

Does anyone have a good solution for discouraging flies & mosquitoes from hanging around in basement entrances? I think they like the cool & dark down there, and so have been especially bad this summer. I power-wash the walls fairly often, keep the drain clear and practice good mosquito-prevention in the yard (no standing water etc.) I hang strips of fly-paper, but there are still lots of them.

I’ve checked out some zappers online but they seem like overkill. Considered spreading some lime or desiccant, but it’s a small area and an active entrance to the basement apartment. Any ideas?”

We spoke about some general mosquito problems here and here but does anyone have specific advise for basement entrances?


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