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Old 07-23-2006, 02:53 PM   #15
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hello and welcome to management of the minnesota state bird!

i'm with markdoane on this issue...
if ya tick off enough mosquitos,
they might call on the big blood sucker!

so for camping...
-get a big fan,
-light a bunch of candles,
-turn on the magnets,
-wear a hat, wear a net, wear clothing made with bug repellant...
-light a propane thing
-open trailer door, so all the bugs go inside...close the door; then sit outside,
-light some road flares, filled with citronella
-light some citronella candles,
-have a citronella daiquiri...
-turn on classical music...i read that mosquitos hate mozart....
-seems that catnip repels 'em too!
-don't forget the bat house...
bats eat 1000s of mosquitos...its the vampire/blood thing again...

wouldn't it be easier just2hire a crop duster and have 'em fly over your campsite...with a little ddt?

cheers, buzz, suck, slap, itch...repeat cycle

one of my 2 favorite gary larson's on mosquitos....

also the tabasco tv spot with mosquitos igniting is pretty funny...
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Old 07-23-2006, 04:01 PM   #16
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I used to work in mosquito control in FL.. to get the count of mosquitos we used a trap with dry ice in it.the dry ice gives off carbon dioxide which attracts them.I went camping and put a small chunk down wind of the camper worked great.we put it in a small lunch cooler for safety's can get it at some super markets ora welding supply will tell you were to go..

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We hate mosquitos. That's part of why we moved to high altitude. My last bite was about a year ago ... and then only because I left the mountaintop and visited friends in Texas.

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Old 07-23-2006, 09:39 PM   #18
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Man..I am so glad I live on the beach.We are lucky to not have anything like that here but when I go into town to see my parents it is a blood fest for them little buggers.
It just cant get any better than that.

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I see only two options missing -- copper bracelets and tinfoil helmets.

A bit of 'Up Nort' intelligence is to look into the so-called driftless area of SE Minnesota, NE Iowa and SW Wisconsin. This area was never glaciated and the terrain is ancient and eroded so there are few water holding areas. Most of my experience is around the Rochester and Lanesboro-Preston areas (Whitewater S.P. and Forestville S.P.). We'll usually see 2-3 skeets at about 8:45 at night -- and that's it for the day! There are few lakes but bike trails abound and there are quite a few trout stream choices (mostly catch & release due to popularity with the Twin Cities area).

I'll tell you because the Iowans won't -- Northeast Iowa is wa-a-ay too overlooked. It has great terrain with forested valleys descending to the Mississippi.

I'm a Boundary Waters Canoe Area camper from way back. The other big clue is that you can rely on fewer bugs starting in August. Yes it's still warm enough for those guys to be "going at it" but reality is they're lying back in bed having a cigarette by then .....


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