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    Default Stopping mosquitoes

    I have a 30 foot cistern overflow drainpipe (6" dia) and mosquitoes fly all the way up it to lay eggs in the water inside the cistern. (The cistern collects rainwater from the roof for the garden) I need a way to allow overflow water to exit but stop mosquitoes. I have thought of slipping an inner tube over the exit to act as a sort of pinch valve. Idea is that the tube will collapse when no water is flowing and stop the little pests. It's hard to find a junk inner tube nowadays so I thought I would ask for alternate suggestions before I buy a new one.
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    How about something like this


    http://www.americangutterfilter.com/...omparison.aspx

    You may need to modify to fit your application but it would stop them!

    Hope this helps
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    An old pair of panty hose?

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    Default Re: Stopping mosquitoes

    Quote Originally Posted by MillWeld View Post
    I have a 30 foot cistern overflow drainpipe (6" dia) and mosquitoes fly all the way up it to lay eggs in the water inside the cistern. (The cistern collects rainwater from the roof for the garden) I need a way to allow overflow water to exit but stop mosquitoes. I have thought of slipping an inner tube over the exit to act as a sort of pinch valve. Idea is that the tube will collapse when no water is flowing and stop the little pests. It's hard to find a junk inner tube nowadays so I thought I would ask for alternate suggestions before I buy a new one.
    Bob
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    Sink trap in your overflow line ?
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    Default Re: Stopping mosquitoes

    Okay, I've got ideas now, thanks.
    Don't want too use any kind of filtration because of pollen in the spring and other unavoidable suspended fine particles. I thought of a trap but it would freeze in the winter. I think what I'll go for is the Mozzie Stoppa (funny name but it looks like what I want). Thanks!. Their web site did not give dimensions so I will contact them tomorrow.
    Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcp View Post
    Drats! It's only 4" dia. Mine is 6". maybe I'll make one.

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