The other day there was this right royal racket outside that sounded like a very badly tuned and mufferless 2 stroke.
As it turned out it was this guy walking down the road with a machine similar to one of those leaf blowers but spewing out dense clouds of smoke into the shrubs and bushes and general vegetation along the way. If you asked him he’d come and do a quick smoke of your house.
Now I know this is for mosquito control – the rainy season has started and there are LOTS of them – and I have seen the same system used in other tropical countries but some reason never found out how it worked.
So the question is – How does it work?
What is the smoke made from and does it kill the mosquitoes or just get them mad? Also how effective is it? Will a treated area remain bug free for hours, days, what? Here it seemed to have no real effect because by the evening we were getting bitten just as much as any other evening.
Just a small on the side what is the kind of smoke bee keepers use?