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Old 06-23-2005, 10:22 PM   #15
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Believe it or not, in our part of Florida, we have almost NONE! We live on a big sand bar and there is no standing water, because the drainage is so good. We do have gnats, and they are really irritating.

Last November we had a forum rally at Blue Springs State Park. When we arrived, we noticed everyone had on long sleeve shirts and pants. Wife and I got eaten alive in our shorts and short sleeve shirts. It took about 2 weeks for the red spots and itching to go away.
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Old 06-26-2005, 05:08 PM   #16
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Thanks for the great ideas. We ordered the Mosquito Barrier, and should be seeing it tomorrow. Read that it deals with ticks too, and my dogs will be happy with that! When I lived in FL I had less problems with mosquitoes than we do here in NH.
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As a flyfisherman, I've been told to keep a couple Bounce dryer sheets in the pockets of my vest. I've never been in a place where I needed it. Might be worth a try. I keep an open box in the trailer for the ants and it sure works. We don't have a mosquito problem around here, too dry here in the desert but we do have ants. Maybe it'll worrk on the mosquitos like it does on ants.

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Gag... ack!

I'm not particularly bothered by mosquitos (they seem to be more attracted to other folks I'm with) but black flies, well, they really do mess up the day.

Black fly season is a great "hitch itch" stimulant.

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I am curious to know if any of the Mosquito Magnet users (assuming they're still in the forums after... nine years?) had any longer term success or failures associated to the product. There's a variant now in that lineup that uses C-class batteries for its ignition system, so would be potentially good for boondocking.
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For Black Flies, Gnats and No Seeums, Use Absorbine jr. I dab it on my cap and sleeves. Usually lasts for about 4 hours.
In a 16 oz spray bottle put 15 drops of Lavender oil, 4 tbsp of vanilla and fill bottle with water. This also works for The biting bugs.
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