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Old 04-18-2019, 10:01 AM   #1
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We are brand new to the AS experience and will be planning our first local tri[p for Mother's Day weekend. What do ASers do for mosquitos? Recommendations?
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Old 04-18-2019, 11:51 AM   #2
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We are brand new to the AS experience and will be planning our first local tri[p for Mother's Day weekend. What do ASers do for mosquitos? Recommendations?
I usually invite them to join us for dinner :-) what do you usually do for Mosquitos? Seriously though in SoCal they are generally not a problem due to lack of humidity but we still keep the screen door closed as much as possible. No bug lights.
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Old 04-18-2019, 12:12 PM   #3
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Cutter has a very good Natural spray. Contains Lemon grass oil etc. Takes about an hour to really work and lasts about 4-6 hours. Smells good. I usually go up wind and spray (fog) close to ground in area and under the trailer around the door. This seems to be most effective.
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Old 04-18-2019, 12:19 PM   #4
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My go to in the boating days was "Avon, Skin So Soft".
I wonder if there are still Avon ladies?
It smelled great and seemed to work well.
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Old 04-18-2019, 12:22 PM   #5
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Mosquitos

We keep screen door closed, and in bad areas use Deep Woods OFF! on our person.

I use old-fashioned flypaper in a safe location away from dogs and people to collect stray bugs that get inside. It eventually gets gross, but is cheap and effective.

Avon still is in business and as far as I know, still sells the ‘Skin so soft’ product. I’ve never used it, but folks in Alabama swear by it.
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I really like the Thermacell device. It uses replaceable pads with a butane heater. Also, when outside I run a small 12 volt electric fan plugged in to the Zamp outlet by the batteries. Mosquitos don't like the breeze that it creates for the patio area.
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Old 04-18-2019, 01:06 PM   #7
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Another vote for Thermacell, works great for lots of flying things...

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I really like the Thermacell device. It uses replaceable pads with a butane heater. Also, when outside I run a small 12 volt electric fan plugged in to the Zamp outlet by the batteries. Mosquitos don't like the breeze that it creates for the patio area.
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Old 04-18-2019, 01:34 PM   #8
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They make tiny little tiki torches if you have a picnic table or something those are great at night. Also make citronella candles , the smoke seems to mask your tasty scent to the bugs.

Along with bug spray.

Recently I've seen little solar UV bug lamps that are for outdoors on amazon.

Little whack it bug zapper racket - good for annoying friends too with electric current.
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To get rid of skeeters that have already come in, close the door, open a screened window, remove the screen from your ceiling exhaust fan, and run the fan at high speed. The skeeters will be sucked out through the exhaust fan because they will fly downwind rather than trying to buck a headwind. Once the bugs are gone, put the screen back in the exhaust fan (after turning it off, of course!).
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Old 04-19-2019, 12:41 PM   #10
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Take a look at Sawyer products

This is a big topic at our house right now as we prepare to leave for the upper midwest in the next few weeks. I think it was The Greatley's who introduced me to Sawyer's repellent. You spray it on clothes, shoes, tents, screens etc to repel those little monsters. Seems to work. Survives multiple washings. Repels ticks too.



Sawyer has a lotion that's specific to Black flies as well. I sure hope it works.



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We are brand new to the AS experience and will be planning our first local tri[p for Mother's Day weekend. What do ASers do for mosquitos? Recommendations?
I heard if you put up a sign that says "No Mosquitos Welcome Here", you will end up being harassed, receive threats, and generally the environmental folks won't talk to you, so best just to use Off Backwoods and stay covered up where you can!
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Thermocell

We are new to AS as well but know the mosquitoes very well being from Florida. The thermocell absolutely works like a champ and we own several.
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Avon Skin So Soft works.

Or you can try this: Mosey over to your neighbor with a bottle of Aqua Velva and strike up a conversation about mosquitos. Tell his this stuff works great. After he slathers himself with Aqua Velva all the mosquitos will hang out with him and leave you alone.
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For what it's worth, OFF makes a portable unit that's battery powered. You turn it on and put it on. In our area, it seems to work really well.
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