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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-10-2003, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
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Damn Mosquitoes!

What's the best stuff to buy to keep mosquitoes away? I just got swarmed in front of my garage a little while ago. Damn things just kept coming! Big bastards too! It was ridiculous! I was forced to go inside only to find out that I brought about 20 of them with me. I'm asking what the best spray or fog type repellant is so I don't have put repellant directly on my skin. We have some 100% DEET that we used when camping but I heard its not good to have on you on a regular basis. I just need something to spray in and in front of the garage to keep them out! I felt like I was in that old movie "The Birds" except it was mosquitoes attacking me.

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LOL good luck. Other than a screen, nothing works on those ba$tards! I hate them, cause they really like my blood. Always the one getting the most bites.....
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Man that things pretty high tech! Thanks but I don't think I want to drop 250 bucks on one. Maybe I'll just get one of those purple annoying bug zappers! The noise would bother me but I wouldn't mind watching the bastards fry!

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The bug zapper don't work well on skeeters. They are attracted by CO2 not UV. Deet is good stuff. I hate the way it smells, but it keeps the bugs off. Wear long cloths and spray the fabric when ever you can. I got a Mosquito Magnet Defender for the yard this year as I have a little one that loves playing out there. It seems to reduce the population and it sure feels good emptying a trap full of dead Skeeters. Pricey tho...

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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-11-2003, 01:56 AM
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bats LOVE to eat mosquitoes... go buy yourself, or build if yer handy, a bat house and hang it near your garage. Just be careful, they also like to buz past your head at night... not harmful, just freaky.
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I was at friend's place last night in Elgin, she has a big pond, and at dusk the bats were out, in full force. She had build a dozen bat houses around the pond. We sat outside, past ten, and not bothered by the skeeters, the bats took care of them. Bats are your friends

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They like the sweet meat!

In your case i don't get it? J/K bro!

They are bad this year so i bought a screen to put on the garage so i can work in the garage with the door up. It has a zipper in the center and attaches with velcro. It is awesome! I bought it at Menards and it was cheap! Rolls up in a nice little bag when done so a double bonus!!

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I had one doing a fly-by in my bedroom all night last night! ! This is a bad year for the buggers


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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-11-2003, 09:12 AM
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Don't call them bastards....call them Bitches since the females are the only ones that actually bite and draw blood.....go figure.
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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-11-2003, 09:26 AM
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Buy some South American Bats... they will not affect the environment since winter will take care of them (This has been intended as a Joke... Please do not call PITA or be offended by this joke)

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You can get some stuff to spray your lawn with DEET in it at Walgreens, any green house, ACE hardware, etc. Other than that the Avon skin so soft stuff is supposed to be the best to put on you and doesn't smell. I got swarmed last night to while we were disturbing the peace LOL.

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