Originally Posted by Francesca Knowles
DO NOT BREATHE OUT
WHEN YOU ARE IN MOSQUITO COUNTRY!
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.