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Old 06-24-2014, 06:15 PM   #1
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Any tips on what you all do in regards to insects.
We just finished a week in a state park and the Mosquitos and bugs were terrible. I'm just curious to what others do.
We keep a fan on outside blowing pretty hard and it helps but my wife hates the fan blowing.
We also use regular bug spray and thermocells.
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Old 06-24-2014, 06:18 PM   #2
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Sometimes we use a Raid outdoor fogger. Helps a little.
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If we have lots of bugs, we usually do a lot of sightseeing and after a few days the bugs usually calm down so we can have a campfire and sit outside and enjoy our campsite.
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Old 06-24-2014, 06:25 PM   #4
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Citronella with Bug Fighter in my lanterns. Also have a couple citronella candles. I keep Off 40% in the outside kitchen as well as the truck. That usually does it but I also have a Thermacell if I need it.
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Old 06-24-2014, 06:32 PM   #5
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When in the Everglades we wore long pants, socks, shoes and long sleeve shirts and net over our face at night with a hat, with bug spray, we were the most comfortable during the evening programs, everyone would say the next day, or you were the lucky people with the nets over your face and yes we were. Also really helped when riding our bikes off trail with the biting flies.
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Old 06-24-2014, 08:39 PM   #6
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we actually bring along a bug zapper like so

and for sport one of these

and it NEVER fails, some new person HAS to touch it to see how a little ole battery could zap you !!!

I usually try to dissuade them since:
"2750-Volts runs through the "net" upon activation, killing pesky insects instantly"
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Old 06-24-2014, 09:12 PM   #7
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we actually bring along a bug zapper like so

and for sport one of these

and it NEVER fails, some new person HAS to touch it to see how a little ole battery could zap you !!!

I usually try to dissuade them since:
"2750-Volts runs through the "net" upon activation, killing pesky insects instantly"
I use both of those at the house. I actually saw at one campground where the rules did not allow bug zappers! Don't know why. I also don't think I've ever seen anyone else use one at the campground. May have to get a small one for camping.
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Unless those bug zappers have change something in what/how they attract bugs, they are a waste of money. They never attracted mosquitoes, just bugs that are attracted to light. Mosquitoes are attracted to the smell given off from the body and the breath of the victim.
I have seen one that worked. It ran off a LP bottle and I believe it emitted some type of odor.
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agree - most don't work -
this one has a receptacle on top that you put 'stuff' in to do the smell of us...

and actually had the large LP one for the backyard (large one) and didn't notice a difference, so brought it back ...

either way - if it's a placebo effect for us - that's good too
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[QUOTE=johnboytoo;81000..

either way - if it's a placebo effect for us - that's good too [/QUOTE]

Until you start scratching the itchy little welts.
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I have one just off the front porch in a crab apple tree. I have to blow the bugs out of it with an air compressor every few days as it is covered.
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Tim, I know they get a lot of bugs. No argument there.
I would suggest next time before you clean it out, inspect it, and then you decide how many of them are misquotes.
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Tim, I know they get a lot of bugs. No argument there.
I would suggest next time before you clean it out, inspect it, and then you decide how many of them are misquotes.
Maybe Lloyd, but Mosquitoes are not the only annoying biting flying thing out there. You can certainly tell the difference with vs without it.
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I bought one of these at a recent trade fair and was surprised to find that it actually works:

http://www.boots.com/en/Boots-Bite-S...Click-it_8212/

It is for after you get bit, which will probably happen anyway regardless of what preventative measures you take.
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Bert, we usually travel with our Coleman 10x10 pop-up canopy, especially when we're going to need shade. And we're never without the screens that attach to it! We sit in there with our chairs, our cooler, the radio, and a few citronella candles just for good measure. It cuts down on the blood loss considerably!

The drawback is, of course, no fire. When campfires are permitted we always have one! And then we're back to spraying down with Off, using the tennis racket bug zapper, and doing the usual self-slapping method to kill as many of those devils as possible!
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