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Old 10-27-2015, 01:27 PM   #1
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We've been camping in Abbeville, LA during these past few days of heavy rains and have found ourselves suddenly rooming with mosquitos! No windows open, cant figure out how they got on so fast. Air conditioner was running. Ceiling fans all closed. Any ideas for sealing vents? We have a 2015 FC 25 FB. Thanks.
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We've been camping in Abbeville, LA during these past few days of heavy rains and have found ourselves suddenly rooming with mosquitos! No windows open, cant figure out how they got on so fast. Air conditioner was running. Ceiling fans all closed. Any ideas for sealing vents? We have a 2015 FC 25 FB. Thanks.
They come and go the same way you do, through the doors. No amount of vent sealing will keep them all out.

What I generally do in such a case is attach a Thermacell right next to the entry door (I leave it to you to figure out how to attach it in your case but attaching to an awning arm might work). That creates a clear zone around the door so the bugs are less inclined to come in when I open the door.

Another possibility is to get some Permethrin at CVS or Walgreens and spray it onto a piece of fabric that you can hang next to the door. This has the advantage that it will last longer, but I don't know if it has the effective range of a Thermacell.
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Thermacell, Raid or equivalent incense coils, and vitamin B12 all work. B12 makes you taste less than desirable to a mozzie.
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Thermacell, Raid or equivalent incense coils, and vitamin B12 all work. B12 makes you taste less than desirable to a mozzie.
But it takes a while for B12 to build up in your system so if you're getting eaten up by skeeters right now, best go with one of the repellents.
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Those Thermacells really work?

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We spend alot of time in the Savannah area. Mosquitoes and biting sand gnats get in. These traps ( Enforcer® Overnite® Flea Trap) capture most ot them by morning. Not very attractive, but they work.

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Spraying yourself with a solution of diesel fuel keeps them away.

Whenever I am out in the woods on my dieselly old digger they keep their distance.
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Thermacell, Raid or equivalent incense coils, and vitamin B12 all work. B12 makes you taste less than desirable to a mozzie.
After being on B12 after heart failure a few years ago I could not stand my own breath and would rather deal with mosquitos. Sal
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We've been camping in Abbeville, LA during these past few days of heavy rains and have found ourselves suddenly rooming with mosquitos! No windows open, cant figure out how they got on so fast. Air conditioner was running. Ceiling fans all closed. Any ideas for sealing vents? We have a 2015 FC 25 FB. Thanks.
Have you ate at Schucks? Great food.
The Themacells work very good, refills are a little pricey, but worth it.
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Have you ate at Schucks? Great food.
I prefer Riverfront, just a block away from Shucks, but Shucks is good too.
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Have you ate at Schucks? Great food.
The Themacells work very good, refills are a little pricey, but worth it.
We love Shucks! Ck out our blog at www.pilgrimagetohere.com and see my wife enjoying shrimp remoulade and one of their spicy Bloodly Mary's.
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We love Shucks!
To bring this thread back on topic, if the skeeters are going to feed on us, it only makes sense that we should be well fed also, to make it worth their effort!
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Spraying yourself with a solution of diesel fuel keeps them away.

Whenever I am out in the woods on my dieselly old digger they keep their distance.
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