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Old 03-30-2015, 08:43 AM   #34385
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Hey Dwayne and Shara! We were on the road when I got your text yesterday. Great to hear from you! Looking good!

Will touch base soon!
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Old 03-30-2015, 08:44 AM   #34386
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Has anyone tried the electronic mosquito zappers that are out there?

We have one and it works so so at first but really well from about 10 hours of running on until taken down to go forth and further.

The one we have we paid $90 for and these shown are only $20.
Bug Zapper Electronic Flying Insect Killer - Walmart.com

Have you looked around the base and below those things? Mosquitos are mostly attraced by your scent, not so much by the light. we had a bug zapper similar to that and mostly got moths and other light attracted bugs. We wuit using it. never noticed a decline in mosquitoes.
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Old 03-30-2015, 08:56 AM   #34387
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And yes we have the electric tennis rackets they are fun to see who can kill more mosquitoes. She wins most of the time.
We have the tennis racket too. We use it in the s & b for flies or spiders. Actually DH uses it most of the time. It is very entertaining. LOL. I will have to get a second one for our new baby.
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Old 03-30-2015, 09:03 AM   #34388
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Our decline in mosquito population coincided with going F/T and fullfilling our primary goal of "never hot, never cold", and leaving skeeter country afore they hatch.
There ain't none in Lancaster County PA; no standing water!
K. My done gloating.
After hop-scotching for a few days, tis time for ac"ZERO" day. Brefast (w/bacon; DUH) and chillaxing.
I wish all of you STMs as much NOTHING as we will have today!
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Old 03-30-2015, 09:06 AM   #34389
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Old 03-30-2015, 09:19 AM   #34390
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Hey Wayne... guess what - so far so good. Pulled in up here near the old Plano homestead and was immediately attached by mosquitos. Pulled this thing out and - zap - gone.
Happy it is working. I actually have not used mine yet, but I think Earlene does when she is walking Miya. I'll ask her when she comes back in. She has the pink one. (Hmm! Wonder if that matters)

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Nothing beats the thermo cell. I use it hunting and I have deer walk up and blow in shara's ear. I scared the deer from Lmao. Used in the south ga swap where they are so thick they could suck you dry in a hour and I never get bit. It works the best. And yes we have the electric tennis rackets they are fun to see who can kill more mosquitoes. She wins most of the time.
There is nothing like the voice of experience. I have heard many raves on the product. I sure would have liked to have seen a video of that dear huffing in Shara's ear.

Deb, the primary ingredient is "d-cis/trans allethrin" (plus the butane for fire) so you can research how those may affect you.
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With the chemicals emitted by the human body, carbon dioxide seems to be the biggest culprit that attracts mosquitoes. Earlene gets fussy with me as I can walk through a swarm of mosquitoes and not get bitten and she just needs two around her and welts will show up. I must not emit enough carbon dioxide. That's one of the reasons I test the floor with one foot when I get up in the morning to see if it is still there.
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With the chemicals emitted by the human body, carbon dioxide seems to be the biggest culprit that attracts mosquitoes. Earlene gets fussy with me as I can walk through a swarm of mosquitoes and not get bitten and she just needs two around her and welts will show up. I must not emit enough carbon dioxide. That's one of the reasons I test the floor with one foot when I get up in the morning to see if it is still there.

Egads! Mr Round has gone GREEN.
Must be the beverages. Do green smoothies do it?
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Oh won't you tell me, where have all the mutants gone...
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Deb, the primary ingredient is "d-cis/trans allethrin" (plus the butane for fire) so you can research how those may affect you.
Thanks for the info. I did a google search and although it was hard to find those exact ingredients I did come up with this for the allethrin that I had to share. It seams that this has the potential to be a mutant product.

"Mutagenic Effects

Allethrin has been found to be mutagenic under certain conditions in strains of the bacterium Salmonella typhinurium (3). However, 2 other tests of bioallethrin for mutagenicity (DNA damage and reverse mutation) were negative (5)."

You should not get any of it on your skin..."Allethrin is slightly to moderately toxic by dermal absorption and ingestion (2). Short-term dermal exposure to allethrin may cause itching, burning, tingling, numbness, a feeling of warmth, with no dermatitis (2). Exposure to large doses by any route may lead to nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, hyperexcitability, incoordination, tremors, convulsive twitching, convulsions, bloody tears, incontinence, muscular paralysis, prostration and coma (2). Persons sensitive to ragweed pollen are at increased risk from exposure to allethrin (2).
Allethrin is a central nervous system stimulant (2). Heavy respiratory exposure caused incoordination and urinary incontinence in mice and rats (2)."

It's a good thing I'm not a mouse or rat.

There..I've done my duty for today. Hope yours is sunny and mosquito free.
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Wow...that was my 100th post and I have two flames. I'm coming up in this world!
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Thanks for the info. I did a google search and although it was hard to find those exact ingredients I did come up with this for the allethrin that I had to share. It seams that this has the potential to be a mutant product.

"Mutagenic Effects

Allethrin has been found to be mutagenic under certain conditions in strains of the bacterium Salmonella typhinurium (3). However, 2 other tests of bioallethrin for mutagenicity (DNA damage and reverse mutation) were negative (5)."

You should not get any of it on your skin..."Allethrin is slightly to moderately toxic by dermal absorption and ingestion (2). Short-term dermal exposure to allethrin may cause itching, burning, tingling, numbness, a feeling of warmth, with no dermatitis (2). Exposure to large doses by any route may lead to nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, hyperexcitability, incoordination, tremors, convulsive twitching, convulsions, bloody tears, incontinence, muscular paralysis, prostration and coma (2). Persons sensitive to ragweed pollen are at increased risk from exposure to allethrin (2).
Allethrin is a central nervous system stimulant (2). Heavy respiratory exposure caused incoordination and urinary incontinence in mice and rats (2)."

It's a good thing I'm not a mouse or rat.

There..I've done my duty for today. Hope yours is sunny and mosquito free.
And don't even get me started on hot dogs...

Are there Warning Lakes on caches? Might want a hazmat suit for opening some of those treasures... and I mean that in the most mutantastic of silliness way...
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And don't even get me started on hot dogs...

Are there Warning Lakes on caches? Might want a hazmat suit for opening some of those treasures... and I mean that in the most mutantastic of silliness way...
There are actually some warnings on the cache page by the owner. Find at your own risk. We have actually placed one with warnings... You need good sturdy shoes, have to find your own way down a steep bank and find your own way across a wide creek (downed trees) and then make your way across moss covered rocks to find a cave behind a waterfall. The cache is located in the cave. The water is ice cold from snow melt.

And then of course there are the ones blown up by the bomb squad. They just blew one up in Kennewick as a suspicious bomb. The owner replaced it and renamed it with an appropriate bombicous name.
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