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Old 06-24-2014, 06:15 PM   #1
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BUGS!

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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Old 06-24-2014, 06:22 PM   #3
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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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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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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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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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