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Old 04-23-2011, 11:40 AM   #29
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We use the OFF Clip On. Works really well for us. No mess, no fuss. Set it on the picnic table or bench,clip it on your belt or clip it on the chair.
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Old 04-23-2011, 03:01 PM   #30
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I was quite curious about this and did a bit of internet research. Here's a study I found.
http://ddr.nal.usda.gov/bitstream/10...ND43639746.pdf
Interesting but meaningless study.

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Each repellent was tested once on
two of Ůve subjects (threewomenand two men) using
a completely randomized design
Since individual humans already repel mosquitoes to different extents, the only way to test would be either on an inanimate object or every repellent tried on every human. And it really helps to have a subject size greater than five!
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Old 04-23-2011, 04:27 PM   #31
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A True Story:

Anybody who's been to Alaska knows how vicious their mosquitos are...
My health-nut sister spent a summer working in an Alaska fish camp.
Their save-me-from the-skeeters method?
They worked ALL DAY with the cheapest, stinkiest cigar they could buy clamped (lit) between their teeth...
Even, after holding out for a few days, my sister!
Wish I had a picture of that...

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Old 04-23-2011, 08:46 PM   #32
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Hi: All...After our South Wet Ontario spring you'll be able to feel them B52s land!!! They use DEET for refueling!!! Meanwhile... you can use a Scud Skeeter Swatter while they fillup on ya!!!
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Old 05-15-2011, 03:44 PM   #33
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saw yesterday at costco that they are selling WATKIN'S 30% spray/25% cream DEET mosquito repellants in a 3 pack--1 pump spray bottle, 2 creams---for $23. someone i know who sells watkins' products says their price for those 3 items is $60....and the stuff works VERY well with very little odour, as james kent has attested to.
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Old 05-15-2011, 03:58 PM   #34
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Interesting but meaningless study.

That's a typical "I have my mind made up, don't confuse me with facts" response.
There's been a large number of studies done over the past 30 years and all point to DEET as the most effective.
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You know what's funny?
I read that mosquitos find their "dinner" by finding the carbon dioxide we mammals exhale.
Does that explain why those propane "activated" mosquito vacuums work?
Is the CO2 given off by the propane combustion the attractant?

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Correct, it's the CO2 is the attractant.

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Problem solved!

ATTENTION EVERYONE:

DO NOT BREATHE OUT WHEN YOU ARE IN MOSQUITO COUNTRY!

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Problem solved!

ATTENTION EVERYONE:

DO NOT BREATHE OUT WHEN YOU ARE IN MOSQUITO COUNTRY!

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Francesca...I love your sense of humor...Alf's, too.

We have a screen room we use. We also spray the perimeter with Yard Guard....it's a fogger that seems to set up a barrier to keep the critters out. It works pretty well. The trick I think is having those screens closed before that magical time at dusk when the suckers are active.

Fans...yes....O-2-Cool makes a battery operated fan we've used when camping without electricity. Takes D cell batteries and on the low setting will last all night. (buy 2 sets of rechargables that can be recharged once you get home or inna spot with juice)

My sister (who is extremely allergic to mosquito bites) tried the clip on things and said the fine print says that they are not for active people (like her) that you sorta have to be sitting still. She loves to work in her garden and found them to be useless for her. Her tried and true is to pin a used dryer sheet to her shorts or shirt....she swears by it....I haven't tried it yet.

Taking Brewer's Yeast (a B vitamin) works OK, but you have to take it for a while and be aware that it is water soluable so you....ahem...pee most of it out every day. I prefer the pills over sprinkling the stuff on food cuz it is a very strong grainy yeasty flavor. I give it to the dogs in addition to their regular flea meds.

Now...if you opt for a bug zapper...put it up several feet AWAY from your rig or you'll have your neighbor's bugs as well. We'd go camping and see folks with them right at the doors to their rigs complaining how bad the bugs were. They'd ask us why ours was out in the woods. Late hubby would explain that the way they work is to attract the bugs so he didn't want them attracted to our door. Next night our camping neighbors also had theirs in the woods. Course...now that I think on it...I'm not sure zappers were all that effective for mosquitoes....it was another lifetime ago, so I can't be certain.
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Taking Brewer's Yeast
Drink more BEER! Double-duty skeeter repellent!

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Drink more BEER! Double-duty skeeter repellent!

Beer contains CO2 but if you drink enough you won't notice the skeeters.

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Beer contains CO2 but if you drink enough you won't notice the skeeters.

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Another HOT TIP from Norm!
BEER is :
a) An attractant that can be used for its outgassing ability to draw mosquitos AWAY from you, their natural food source/victim.
AND
b) A useful anaesthetic to be taken internally if the skeeters find you in spite of your Beer-Based First Line of Defense!

taking copious notes...
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b) A useful anaesthetic to be taken internally if the skeeters find you in spite of your Beer-Based First Line of Defense!

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