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Old 25-07-2011, 15:46   #31
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Re: Mosquito Holes

50-50 Skin So Soft/water works well for no-see-ums. As far as mosquitos, doesn't anybody besides me use coils any more?
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Old 25-07-2011, 18:23   #32
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skin so soft didnt work for me when i was in fla. they came on just as hard if not harder---- i will try this auton magic powder--no, capttman, not for noses..LOl.... and see if it works--i saw it work on flies at an outdoor restaurant--so we will see--is just a matter of where to find it.....
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once found Zee please share.... black flies are killing me
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Old 25-07-2011, 18:35   #34
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once found Zee please share.... black flies are killing me
count on it--i have been eaten to bits by flies--black and yellow and skeeters-- hurts-- so i can appreciate need-- as soon as i find it i will send word....pair a dice is great--is just the flies that suck--------all yer bloood..LOL
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I need my blood hahahaha
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Old 25-07-2011, 18:50   #36
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me too-- both drops i have left in me.....
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Old 25-07-2011, 18:57   #37
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I lived in Fla. for 40 years and these are what worked forcc me.
The Skin-So-Soft oil mixed 20% sss/h2o, soak your outerwear & nets in this, any tents too. A bowl w/ a sponge soaked in citronella oil for the porch/cockpit. Use SSS regular on your skin. I also have found for me personally eating a cap of brewers yeast a day helps me repel mosquitoes naturally. No seeums don't care about the yeast. They do however respect the SSS, though you will smell girly all the time ....... which is a sight better than some of guys ........
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Old 25-07-2011, 19:01   #38
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geee-- so why doesnt the stuff work for me??// lol aint nothin out there is good for some of us.
i found skin so soft attracted the skeeters and flies more than not using it.
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I was so dissappointed to get to Hawaii and still found mosquitos. Real paradise doesn't have 'em.
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Re: Mosquito Holes

Oh well, I guess that puts us out of the running in the paradise contest, too. If you're anywhere in FL right now, you're chances of finding a place w/o them is pretty much nil (mosquitoes ARE our state bird, you know). Up around the Space Center where I am, the skeeters will pick you up and carry you home to their nest. Haven't seen too many on the river, but I haven't been out late in the day for a while. Going out on Fri. to a mangrove island with a bunch of kids. Fully expect to donate blood. Just hope to avoid the deer flies (yellow flies). Those things don't quit until you kill them!
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Re: Mosquito Holes

IR3535 is an insect repellent and bio-pesticide found in Skin so Soft and can be more effective than Deet. However, I don't know how much of it is in Skin so Soft or how effective Skin so Soft is. I do know that Deep Woods Off is quite effective with mosquitoes and flies and I have found Cutters to be very effective against Black Flies and mosquitoes. If I remember correctly Cutters came in different strengths and the stuff I used up north when canoeing came in very small bottles. It was formulated for the US Military.
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real pair a dice does so have em....utopia doesnt have em....
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Here is a link to Consumer Reports test of insect repellents.

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Re: Mosquito Holes

this may not be relevant but in Grand Cayman they introduced two million sterile male mosquitoes and that lead to zero mozzies last summer!
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Where I am now, in a slip on the ICW in NC, there are no mosquitos. Off the boat, close to the greenery, they a horrible. I tend to stay on the boat a lot.
Watch out when you are in other countries. There are different types of mosquitos. When I started staying in Mexico I was eaten alive quite a few times. I noted being bitten by black and white striped mosuitos once when I first got there. The bites didn't heal. Turned into little sores that got deeper....never mind the details, you get the idea. I went to the local doctor and he gave me an injection and a scrip for some antibiotic cream. fixed the problem. I asked why the other people there weren't thus affected and the doc said they were immune, (amigos, he said), but that I was fresh meat. I still, eight years later have a little white dot on my chest that doesn't tan from one of the bites.
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