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Old 06-10-2009, 10:59 PM   #1
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Gnats, Black Flies or No See-ums

I have a bald head and wear shorts a lot. I am tired of being attacked by these creeps. I have used Raid, Off and Vinegar. How do you get them where it hurts? I cannot seem to keep them at bay. DW is getting the candles tomorrow. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I have considered lining the entire coach with C4 but suspect they would win. She claims they do not bother her which is nuts.

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Old 06-11-2009, 02:41 PM   #2
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To keep them out of the MH you could try what I do in these situations: place a small tornado fan indoors aimed directly at the door [aka, a restaurant fly fan]. I turn it on just before sunset & it stays on as long as we are still going in-and-out the door. Alternatively, you could place the fan outdoors so that it blows across the back of the door; but I find the indoor placement really does the trick for me.

For outdoor use I recall there is a better spray deterrant than what you mentioned. Will see if DW has the name of it.

I too, have an attractive landing strip up top. My best option to date has been to keep the air moving & screw-up the little suckers access via fly-in.
If they want a piece of me then they will have to crawl up my leg just like any other ground dweller.

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Old 06-11-2009, 03:56 PM   #3
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You know with all this hullablu about Guantanamo (or Gitmo as we called it in the service) and those poor detainees(whatever that is) if American really wanted any and all of them to talk and give away their deep dark secrets about living in the desert, all we have to do is get a Ga-zellon No-see-Ums and put them in the same room together. Within 10 mins, they would tell you anything you every wanted to know and then some, IMHO. Would this violating their rights? So catch up a bunch of them No-see_Ums in your MH and send them to Gitmo. s/Toby
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Old 07-03-2009, 09:06 AM   #4
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I use Deep-Woods Off with a lot of Deet, and spray it under the brim of my old wide-brim Tilley hat. This keeps them away from my head and neck. Spray on ankles and socks helps on the legs somewhat. Bactine and Benedryl spray helps on the itch from those that do get you.
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I rub a dryer fabric softner sheet across my forehead or stick one under my cap to keep the gnats and no see-ums off.
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Old 07-03-2009, 09:47 AM   #6
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My DW is very allergic to the no-see-ums bites. When we spent our first winter in the Florida Keys, they were horrible. She found a complete no-see-um suit including a hat with full hood that looked like a bee keeper's headgear. It was pretty funny sitting outside with her in the outfit that enclosed her entire body including feet, hands and head. It was a army green netting, awful ugly. After the first year her body acclimated to it and it was never a problem again.

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