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    Default Vicious bloodsucking Mosquitoes!



    Went out lastnight, setup all my equipment just before dark & BAM! Clouds of the little beasties everywhere trying to get up my nose, in my eyes & ears........sigh.............The lotion with deet burns my skin & I can't handle bug sprays as a whole. The endless rain we have had this yr. has produced an explosion of mosquitoes. Unless someone has a brilliant solution other then bug spray im waiting till we get our first frost before I go out again , yes.....its that bad here! Folks in the West I hope they know how good they really have it! No mosquitoes & low humidity.
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    feel sorry for you dave,
    at least in the climate we have,there are no mosquitos so
    even in the best weather when it is warm,we still don't get
    them.living almost at 57 deg north does have it's advantages
    i suppose!!
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    I have this It's made by Off and just runs as a small fan unit. It works reasonably well but there's always that one bug that completely ignores it. There's no smell, that I've noticed, and the only drawback is that the packs don't last long considering I'm outside for 3 or so hours at a time its designed to last about 12 or so. But as long as it's working I'll keep using it on the bad nights. Initial cost ~ $8 and 2 refills ~ $4.
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    as long as it works k&kdad,
    that's the main thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by K&K_Dad View Post
    I have this It's made by Off and just runs as a small fan unit. It works reasonably well but there's always that one bug that completely ignores it. There's no smell, that I've noticed, and the only drawback is that the packs don't last long considering I'm outside for 3 or so hours at a time its designed to last about 12 or so. But as long as it's working I'll keep using it on the bad nights. Initial cost ~ $8 and 2 refills ~ $4.


    Hello,
    My Brother in Law was telling me about them yesterday, he used them on his deck while having a BBQ...........I think he said he had 3 going & the bloodsuckers wern't bothering him at all. Ill pick up a few & give them a try, anything is worth a try except lotions at this point.
    Andy, Its a lucky man who does not have to deal with parasites while stargazing..........Because frankly .................they SUCK! LOL!
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    There are also the products that you sprinkle on your lawn, or where ever, to repel them. Most of them smell like moth balls.
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    I was wondering about,those electronic devices. Glad to here they work!

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    Bug zappers? So much fun to watch, try putting the telescope on one...
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    I suppose we all have some thing that bugs us, no matter where we come from on this planet. Thats why I never really complain about the weather, cause someone is always going to be worse off..
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    A base ball bat works just fine. Be careful to kill the things, the wounded ones are dangerous. Purple Martins generally keep the population down and are fun to watch during the day. Here in our part of Greece, swallows do a great job thinning out the beasts.
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