Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-14-2013, 07:16 PM   #1
RVM 18
 
okmunky's Avatar


 
Solo Rvers Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Fulltimer, SD resident
Posts: 7,269
How do I kill mosquitos inside my RV?

I am a mosquito magnet. They follow me inside whenever I open a door, even for a few seconds, and bite repeatedly leaving bright red welts that persist for weeks.

What is the best way to KILL them indoors? Repelling isn't enough. I need them dead. Are outdoor bug zapper lights safe and effective indoors? Chemicals are my last choice as I am sensitive to many. HELP!!! I'm in Florida now and I look like I have chicken pox again -- red bumps everywhere.
__________________

__________________
Barb (RVM18), Sena (capuchin monkey, RVM Head Mascot) & Lily (Maltese/Yorkie)
2011 Shasta Cynara 230F, 2012 Smart Car toad FMCA #F466348
The Journey is Our Destination. Full-timing since 5/18/2011 and loving it.
okmunky is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 01-14-2013, 07:25 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 1,337
Eucalyptus oil; and a gecko.
__________________

__________________
2003 Dolphin LX 6355 w/ W22 chassis; 8.1L gasser & Allison 1000
Scooter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2013, 07:47 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
R2Home's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Palmer Ak
Posts: 1,124
one at a time!
__________________
2009 38' Diplomat
CSM- retired, wife as co-pilot
Reka & Ali providing security (our 2 labs)
R2Home is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2013, 07:52 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
CampDaven's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Fulltime, USA
Posts: 14,465
Blog Entries: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scooter View Post
Eucalyptus oil; and a gecko.
After all the years of seeing that gecko on TV, I may smack it first.

But really folks... The key is not letting them in. Citronella candles/torches near the door can help. Being in AZ is even better.
__________________
Dave and Nola, RVM1
The Journey is Our Destination!

http://davenola.blogspot.com/
CampDaven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2013, 07:53 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Mr_D's Avatar
 
Solo Rvers Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 28,543
Six cats, no problems for us!
__________________
2009 45' Magna 630 w/Cummins ISX 650 HP/1950 Lbs Ft
Charter Good Sam Lifetime Member, FMCA, SKP
RV'ing since 1957, NRA Benefactor Life, towing '14 CR-V
Mr_D is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2013, 09:15 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
rgvtexan's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: NE WA or S TX
Posts: 2,245
Works very well. 2 small blocks of hard wood draw an X on one of the pieces of wood from corner to corner. Place any bug on the center of the X. Bring other block of wood down to the first with great force and speed. DEAD BUG! lol

Bug zappers work in or out doors, but the problem is they have to attract the bug first. When used out doors place them away from the area where you are.
__________________
04 Horizon QD, 12 Ford Flex, Excalibar, Brakemaster, Winter Texan, RVin! since 1974
Norm, Donna & Tinker Kat 74 MGB-GT, 75 MGB, 01 Z3
Life is a Timed Event, you only get One Go Around!
rgvtexan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2013, 09:29 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
max49's Avatar
 
Damon Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Parker, CO
Posts: 3,102
Here you go, the electrocutioner, http://www.harborfreight.com/electronic-fly-swatter-40122.html,
makes it more fun without squishing their guts every where.
__________________
Max
2018 Gulf Stream Conquest 6238 on Ford E-350 Super Duty
Parker, Colorado
max49 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2013, 09:44 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
RedneckExpress's Avatar
 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Sauvie Island, OR
Posts: 2,353
Send a message via ICQ to RedneckExpress Send a message via AIM to RedneckExpress Send a message via MSN to RedneckExpress Send a message via Yahoo to RedneckExpress
One of the things that helps is to only open the outer door, leaving the screen door shut (while you're inside, then spray out the door using 40% or greater deet concentrate spray through the entirety of the screen.

Fogging mosquito spray can also be used.
__________________
'92 Dodge W250 "Dually" Power Wagon
'74
KIT 1106 Kamper Slide-in Truck Camper
'06 Heartland Bighorn 3400RL Fifth wheel
Follow along with me in the The Journey of
RedneckExpress is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2013, 09:52 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Craig_R's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Huson, MT
Posts: 1,043
While we were in Bullard's Beach SP in Bandon, OR this past summer the mosquitoes were horrendous. Our fellow volunteers showed us an inexpensive low-tech trick to keep them at bay.

We used Bounce Dryer Sheets woven through the belt loops on our pants or hanging from the adjustable strap on the back of our hats to repel them. It does work and it keeps the mosquitoes from invading your personal space. One fresh dryer sheet every morning seemed to work all day. You could take it a step further and hang a few around the interior of your RV to let the little buggers know you mean business.

If you're really serious and want to take an active role in controlling the mosquito population then install a bat house . Bats consider mosquitoes to be a delicacy eat them like candy.
__________________
Craig & Donna
2005 Beaver Monterey Laguna IV (aka The Hotel Monterey)
2011 Jeep Liberty Limited
Craig_R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2013, 10:03 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
lpkirby's Avatar
 
Texas Boomers Club
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Hockley TX
Posts: 242
Quote:
Originally Posted by max49 View Post
Here you go, the electrocutioner, http://www.harborfreight.com/electronic-fly-swatter-40122.html,
makes it more fun without squishing their guts every where.
This thing works, I accidentally zapped myself twice and it has a good punch!
__________________
Leon and Anita Kirby / Fur Kids - Onyx and Riley
2012 Super Duty F-450 FX4 Lariat 6.7L/6 Speed Auto/4.3 RR Crew Cab LB Dually
2011 DRV Mobile Suites 36 TKSB3 5th Wheel
lpkirby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2013, 10:48 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
sdennislee's Avatar


 
Monaco Owners Club
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 6,404
In Alaska on the north slope it is quite common to go out to your truck and find 100s of them hanging out on the door of the truck and 1000s on the face of a building.

We use Mosquito patches that contain a high concentration of vitamin E.

You put the patch on 2 hours before going out, leave it on 24 hours and remove it, the effects are good for another 12, so the 2 hours prior is only necessary for the first day.

I have survived on them for 6 years now.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC_2153.JPG
Views:	107
Size:	73.0 KB
ID:	31972  
__________________
US Navy Vet, Liberty Tree Member of Oath Keepers, NRA & VFW Life Member, Alaska EMT.
2009 Safari Cheetah 40 SKQ
2009 Winnebago Chalet 231CR
sdennislee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2013, 11:02 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Dunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Phx, Arid~zona
Posts: 11,106
If you can see them, the battery powered fly swatter works.
__________________
2004 32' National Sea Breeze 1311 Class A on a F-53 Chassis, CHF, TST TPMS, 5Star Tune.
If Dunner (RVM23) can't fix it, it ain't broke!
Cheap Handling Fix Poll. Click Here to vote?
Dunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2013, 12:37 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
Craig_R's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Huson, MT
Posts: 1,043
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dunner View Post
If you can see them, the battery powered fly swatter works.
I may have to "invest" in one of those. I think I see where there might a bit a a fun factor hidden in there. Gosh, I love the smell of fried bug in the morning.
__________________
Craig & Donna
2005 Beaver Monterey Laguna IV (aka The Hotel Monterey)
2011 Jeep Liberty Limited
Craig_R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2013, 12:53 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
stink's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 1,414
I found a very small "6 inch tall" bug zapper at wallyworld about 5 years ago. I just set on dash in front of guage pod and leave on 24/7 for those little invaders!!!!
__________________

__________________
Dave and Laura & two cats
02 Discovery with Accord toad
retired auto rv tech and teacher, wife rt nurse
stink is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.