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Old 04-14-2014, 12:27 PM   #15
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We have had good luck using the mosquito coils that can be bought at Walmart. They have been swamp-tested in the Okefenokee during mosquito season and performed admirably. We also have mosquito jackets. They have a rope-like inner layer over a light fabric outer layer. The little blighters - er biters, cannot stab through the layers.
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Old 04-14-2014, 12:35 PM   #16
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And I have also read that peppermint oil, strategically placed, can dissuade ants from intruding.
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And I have also read that peppermint oil, strategically placed, can dissuade ants from intruding.
I use Comet cleanser placed arounf the tires and around the legs of the picnic table.

I also spray my patio mat with wasp spray; it works well to keep ants off the mat, and thereby off anything that's on the mat.
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Boric acid

I have had great success eliminating sugar ants in the kitchen counter of the house by using 3 cups of warm water, 1 cup of sugar, and three tablespoons of boric acid mixed together and poured on a cotton ball placed in a jar cap. Sal
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Also, this mixture will attract every ant in the vicinity, But you leave them alone and they carry it home to the queen, eliminating the colony. Have used the Comet with success in badly infested areas in Fla. Sal
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Old 04-14-2014, 04:41 PM   #20
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This is hilarious!! Pants & sox, flannel shirt, mosquito jacket....isn't it gonna be like 90 degrees out with 80% humidity?!! I'm gonna swelter and die with all those clothes on!!

Well, great bunch of suggestions, and I'm gonna try some of them. Probably start with the bug coils, and the vitamin B's, and work my way to other things from there. Permetherin...that seems like a good one...can spray on a hat.

No way to test any of these out until we get out of San Diego!

Thanks for the great ideas.
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in addition to your self, dog flea and tick collars at the outside access ports seems to work
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in addition to your self, dog flea and tick collars at the outside access ports seems to work
Umm...do you mean hang flea collars by windows and door of the rig? This sounds like a joke that y'all play on Californians.

I need to break it to my husband that we're gonna have to pack long pants and sox!! LOL
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Permetherin...that seems like a good one...can spray on a hat.
Fair warning, permethrin will not reliably repel stinging insects like bees or wasps, only ones that bite.

But permethrin saved a camping trip of mine to Eisenhower State Park near Denton, TX. When I was there, it was a chigger ranch at roundup time! Permethrin kept me from being eaten alive by tiny carnivorous livestock.

I even sprayed my bedding and laundry hamper, to make sure I didn't bring any said livestock back home with me.
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Umm...do you mean hang flea collars by windows and door of the rig? This sounds like a joke that y'all play on Californians.

I need to break it to my husband that we're gonna have to pack long pants and sox!! LOL
Sorry to tickle your funny bone, just offering alternatives to toxic chemicals on your skin and clothing, and breathing them into your lungs. But what the heck, go for it, a little can't hurt. Or can it.
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We live in Central Florida and trust Therma cell. It does a GREAT job. Been very, very happy!
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Flowers of sulphur work too as a dust, but in the north country, including Alaska, nothing keeps the skeeters away, just wear a net. Dryer sheets really do work pretty well and are easy and not messy.
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We live in Central Florida and trust Therma cell. It does a GREAT job. Been very, very happy!
Just looked at their website. Which device do you use?
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Vinegar will help repel the mosquitos ... otherwise check your screens for integrity ... we use dryer sheets to keep the crawlies out of cabinets / storage spaces.
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