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Old 10-05-2016, 18:48   #31
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Re: Dealing with mosquitos, no-see-ums, and other blood suckers...

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Living in Alaska we are often asked what we use in various situations while we boat, kayak, and venture on land.

We finally published a page on this topic with some brief background, the strategies, and links to what we use and do to try and avoid the seasonal bloodletting...

The short version is we have continued to have great success with the Thermacel devices over the years on the boat and on land, and can share the absolute best apparel designed specifically for thwarting these insects. [Canadian Bug Shirts.]

In case it is helpful for anyone planning a visit, and for those worried about the recent Zika virus outbreak [among many other diseases these bugs are vectors for...]

Cheers!

Bill
you missed the worst blood suckers of all: the IRS.
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Re: Dealing with mosquitos, no-see-ums, and other blood suckers...

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I guess it's cool enough in Alaska for fine mesh screens, but we just keep screens with a mesh suitable to block mosquitoes and biting flies. Screen with a mesh to block gnats doesn't allow enough ventilation for our needs.

There are almost infinity sizes of screens and screen openings that can take care of this job. They make metal and wire mesh so fine, with openings so small these days, you can't even see through the material. For your purposes - try a stainless steel wire mesh - maybe about a 250 x 250 Custom Wire Cloth - Belleville Wire Cloth Co - Cedar Grove, NJ

This material will be rust proof, and should let enough ventilation to come in and out - without letting in any bugs or mosquitoes.

Good Luck. adios
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