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Old 04-22-2012, 11:39 AM   #1
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Mosquitoes: What do you use?

With all the products that claim they get rid of Mosquitoes just wondering what really works. I don't want a bug zapper (they make to much noise). I've found a (STINGER Nosquito MK100S 1/2 Acre Mosquito Killer) that looks like it might work. Anyone use one of these or have something that you would suggest?

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Old 04-22-2012, 11:51 AM   #2
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I just use good old strong Deet. If that fails I would fall back to a small nuclear device....

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Old 04-22-2012, 12:00 PM   #3
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I set the wife outside and use her for a decoy.....Sceet'rs love her!!!
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Old 04-22-2012, 12:22 PM   #4
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Here we use bait stations and a shot gun, north of 49 they are big and mean. Seriously, deet seems to be the most effective. Even with that we have been forced to camp elsewhere a couple of times.
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Old 04-22-2012, 12:44 PM   #5
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Down south I've become a believer of "Off" Clip on repellant. It clips on your belt and has a little battery powered fan that spreads the repellant. It works very well. If you are outside on the patio and have a fan you can clip it on the fan and it keeps them away. Refills are easy to find at most Walmarts and Target. Bass Pro shop has a little stronger version of repellant but doesn't seem to do much better. But as earlier posted "plain deet works very well."
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Old 04-22-2012, 01:00 PM   #6
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The 'stinger' will probably knock some of those skeeters out but light isn't they're biggest attraction. CO2 is the main attraction but they are attracted by other chemicals we humans produce as well. The experts say that mosquitoes have good eye sight...

IMHO, Deet is about the best defense and I know from experience that Avon's 'Skin So Soft' will repel them very well. Since I quit smoking, I can't stand the smell of the stuff though. I use the deet. Bob
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Is that why hubby always wants me to sit outside with him...I am skeeter bait??? LOL!!! He tells me that I am much "sweeter" than him....

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Old 04-22-2012, 01:10 PM   #8
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We use heavy duty Deet (the strength you are not supposed to use on children) when walking. When just sitting, we have had good success with the Thermacell area devices. To be honest, though, two bites is normally a signal to go inside and enjoy some of the interior entertainment.
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Old 04-22-2012, 05:52 PM   #9
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Deet. I did use Cutter Backyard Fogger at a campground in Rockport Texas a couple of years ago, it worked very well. Management did not like it, I did not like the two foot tall grass the skeeters were living in. We moved on to Goose Island State park the next day, much better.
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Old 04-22-2012, 06:34 PM   #10
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I have been told that lemon juice works.
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Old 04-22-2012, 07:01 PM   #11
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We use a house fan that we tag along with us in the RV, That and a little OFF insect repellant seens to do and ok job.
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Some time ago my wife read that spraying your skin with a solution of Listerine and water would work to repel mosquitoes. She mixed some up in an empty spray bottle and we began spraying ourselves with it before going out in the evenings. Granted, we haven't been where there are heavy concentrations of the little buggers but so far, it seems to work.
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Old 04-22-2012, 07:05 PM   #13
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A small spray bottle of water mixed with a few drops of tea tree oil is a natural insect deterrent. Won't run them off but they won't bite you! Works great for ticks and fleas too. I use it all the time A lot of people also swear by avons skin so soft products. Worth a try!
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Kinda' depends on where you are. If we are out in the country in Texas, I use a 12 ga with # 7 shop. It bring down most of them.


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