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Old 03-30-2010, 01:14 PM   #15
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What scent for Victoria's secret refreshing body mist?
It is Amber Romance Body Mist.

They happen to buy it by the case for the guys who work out there. It smells alot better than off and you don't feel like someone has poured a bucket of oil on top of you like with skin so soft! I was a softball/baseball coach and by the end of the season all of my team and the parents in the stands all smelled like Amber Romance. We have bottles in each car and a couple in the camper too.
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Old 03-30-2010, 02:28 PM   #16
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We tried Avon Skin So Soft, and it didn't work on Yellowstone mosquitos. Off with Deet was the only thing that slowed the little critters down; that and keeping covered up. Hooded sweat shirts worked the best, with long sleeves, long enough to pull your hands up inside. It was painful watching all the tourists at Old Faithful at dusk getting eaten up, sitting, waiting for the next eruption. T-shirts, walking shorts and no insect repellant made people look like slabs of fly-covered meat hanging in a open air market. They must have spent the next couple of days covered in calamine lotion in their hotel rooms.

Fortunately, the weather was cool enough to wear sweat shirts...
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Old 03-30-2010, 03:08 PM   #17
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Clothing color will attract mosquitos. They like black and red most, khaki and white least.

If you are grilling meat in the evening, keep it in the fridge until it goes on the grill. The blood-thirsty little buggers like that scent as well.
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Old 03-30-2010, 03:24 PM   #18
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It is Amber Romance Body Mist.

They happen to buy it by the case for the guys who work out there.
..and you mean NONE of yall have seen them featured in the latest Victoria's Secret catalog????....I find that hard to believe...
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Old 03-30-2010, 03:27 PM   #19
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For when anti-bug agents don't work, a dab of tea tree oil stops the itching. It is tiny, stashes anywhere and smells only slightly antiseptic.

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Old 03-30-2010, 04:37 PM   #20
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I find that the best way to deal with mosquitos is to shoot a little biodegradable dish washing soap in any standing water around your site. It breaks the surface tension of the water and is a double whammy to the vermin. The adults that try to land on the surface to lay eggs go under and drown. The little wigglers (mosquito larvae) can't climb onto the surface of the water to to take the first flight and hunt for your blood, so they drown to. Within two days you will find that almost every mosquito is gone.
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Last year, we bought a ThermaCell lantern. It does the trick around the campsite.
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Mosquitoes don't travel far and as a result their numbers vary locally depending on habitat and other factors. The hills and rivers have fewer of them than the flatlands and lakes, let alone the swamps. There are a few parks and campgrounds in southeastern Minnesota that don't have many mosquitoes, and so I plan the midsummer trips to those places.

You can spray for them if they're enough of a nuisance. If you spray a 20' wide donut around the trailer with permethrin or another insecticide listed for the purpose their numbers will decline considerably.

Otherwise I find that DEET is the only thing that really works.
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lived in Southern Louisiana....mosiquito capital of the world not to mention gnats....this is even used by oilfield workers for out doors on the rigs

Victoria's Secret - Refreshing Body Mist

we used this for all of our camping and anything outdoors.
That is some great stuff - just ordered a bunch to try out!!!
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Old 03-30-2010, 07:45 PM   #24
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That is some great stuff - just ordered a bunch to try out!!!
I just spoke to my husband tonight...and he was working on the rig this week and he told me that the wind had died down today so the gnats, came out and that all of the guys working had their spray bottles out and then they were fine for the rest of the day.
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Inside the trailer....

Inside the trailer we've used the dryer sheets in drawers and storage places with great success over the years. Makes the stuff stored there smell good too. No creepy crawlies in our trailer. Of course, it helps to keep the food particles cleaned up .
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Inside the trailer we've used the dryer sheets in drawers and storage places with great success over the years. Makes the stuff stored there smell good too. No creepy crawlies in our trailer. Of course, it helps to keep the food particles cleaned up .
I am gonna have to try that one out. We will be packing up the camper next week and will put some around to try this out. Thanks!
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One has to wonder if the products mentioned in this thread can be so harmful to the critters mentioned, how can they not be harmful to us and our kids. Google them with the word toxic or cancer and it may be revealing.

There are ways to deal with pests without chemicals and some very good ones have been mentioned. My personal experience is breathing problems and cancer that may be linked to my own use. I now keep my family away from them as much as possible.
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The Herbaria soap is all natural citronella, marigold, etc.----smells rather nice and is a repellent, not a killer.

I share your concerns, dkottum, about Deet, etc., but have used it myself on occasion when fighting swarms of mosquitoes. They can carry disease, DEET can be harmful----hard to win.

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