Tuesday, June 28, 2005

mosquito management

For years we've been attempting, without success, to rid our yard of mosquitos. We've tried insecticide, citronella candles, and a few other things, but in the past few years the problem has worsened. In light of the West Nile virus arriving in Oklahoma, it's time to make a new departure. I put up a Martin box to coax a family or two of Purple Martins to take up residence. These wonderful birds make their nest close to human habitation and will eat mosquitos like there's no tomorrow. I'm eagerly anticipating some positive results.

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