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    Do mozzies bite dogs?

    I never even thought of that *blushes*

    Now I'll be too worried about leaving them out arghhh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    What do you do about outdoors dogs when there are mozzies around?

    My dog gets to sleep inside with me. There is a risk she'd go loudly cat hunting all night if I left her out. However, if a cat wakes me up, it's still going to get hunted.
    We have mozzies, but Lady's fur is so thick they don't get through.
    Well, don't seem too.

    My horse Wiley is constantly rugged(yes even in 43 degree heat) in a mesh lining. He gets absolutely mauled by them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    We have mozzies, but Lady's fur is so thick they don't get through.
    Well, don't seem too.

    My horse Wiley is constantly rugged(yes even in 43 degree heat) in a mesh lining. He gets absolutely mauled by them.
    We have a mozzie zapper outside. No complaints from anyone except fish outside.
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    My dogs would wonder what they've done wrong if I put them outside...lol

    When it's cold, they have the option of sleeping on my bed, and when it's too hot for them I put the airconditioning on, I also have floorboards in my house to they stay quite cool in summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puggerup View Post
    Do mozzies bite dogs?

    I never even thought of that *blushes*

    Now I'll be too worried about leaving them out arghhh

    That's how heartworm is spread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hachna View Post
    We have a mozzie zapper outside. No complaints from anyone except fish outside.
    I thought mozzies werre attracted to Carbon dioxide and body heat.
    Do the zappers actually work?
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    yes it does wonderfully. even my neighbours appreciate it.

    As you know, mini schnauzers are prune to various skin problems. One summer he developed tiny white bumps on his bum so i thought omg he had schnauzer bumps. Around that time, we also decided to have a zapper, so we did. I still can't understand how but the zapper also cleared his skin condition. It does not kill flies but kills a lot other insects that attract to f....light (sorry can't spell) I think. Have one installed!!! Summer nights are much more enjoyable!!!
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    Boof and Lilly both sleep outside on the patio, which is actually enclosed on 2.5 sides and they are tucked in the back corner of the two complete walls. Completely out of the weather. Despite being spoiled rotten and doted over entirely (my OH says I treat them better than him, LOL) they aren't allowed inside at all.

    We have a 3 bulb commercial zapper (got a buy one get one free job through the shop) and it kills EVERYTHING it's awesome, but the bbbzzzzz noise can get very annoying so we also have a Mortein Nature Kill automatic sprayer thing as well.

    We have the autosprayer set so it sprays out and over them, the smell is not their favourite thing but it only stays on for a while at dusk when they are particularly bad, then I put it back on at bed time if they are extra bad. It squirts every 40 seconds and if left on, turns off by itself after 3 hours.

    AND.... I have an 'aeroguard for dogs' can't remember it's real name but it is used on horses and stuff as well, it has citronella (well at least the smell of it) in it and I spray that on and rub it in morning and night for the cherubs.

    This came about as Boof has 'unidentified' spot sores on his back that initially the vet thought were mosquito bites he had reacted too, it appears though they aren't as the antihistamines/steriods have done nothing. We are on antibiotics now.

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    I use the mozzie zapper with the little pad that sits on a heater thingy and you plug the unit into a power point. That thing kills mozzies. So I don't put it near the head of my bed - don't like the fumes.

    Outside I sometimes use mozzie coils but what I really need to do is get a new rainwater tank that is mozzie proof, and clear out all the places where mozzies can breed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelby-001 View Post
    Boof and Lilly both sleep outside on the patio, which is actually enclosed on 2.5 sides and they are tucked in the back corner of the two complete walls. Completely out of the weather. Despite being spoiled rotten and doted over entirely (my OH says I treat them better than him, LOL) they aren't allowed inside at all.

    We have a 3 bulb commercial zapper (got a buy one get one free job through the shop) and it kills EVERYTHING it's awesome, but the bbbzzzzz noise can get very annoying so we also have a Mortein Nature Kill automatic sprayer thing as well.

    We have the autosprayer set so it sprays out and over them, the smell is not their favourite thing but it only stays on for a while at dusk when they are particularly bad, then I put it back on at bed time if they are extra bad. It squirts every 40 seconds and if left on, turns off by itself after 3 hours.

    AND.... I have an 'aeroguard for dogs' can't remember it's real name but it is used on horses and stuff as well, it has citronella (well at least the smell of it) in it and I spray that on and rub it in morning and night for the cherubs.

    This came about as Boof has 'unidentified' spot sores on his back that initially the vet thought were mosquito bites he had reacted too, it appears though they aren't as the antihistamines/steriods have done nothing. We are on antibiotics now.
    I would love to leave dogs outside if our house was not surrounded by units. I did not want to make enemies.

    Does your mozzie zapper kill the flies? Mine does not but had fly trap but emptying the bottle was really gross and smelly. I am investigating on home made version of that and thinking of trying the process next week (it needs time for fermentation.)
    I love cooking but I love eating even more.

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