Mosquito Repellent

Discussion in 'Camping Talk' started by Gordhawk, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. Gordhawk

    Gordhawk New Member

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    Here's a little something that I received in an email,and thought I would pass it on to all of my Brothers & Sisters.

    Hint for campers, back yards and picnics in the park!

    I can't wait to try this in the summer!

    I was at a deck party awhile back, and the bugs were
    having a ball biting everyone. A man at the party sprayed the lawn and deck
    floor with Listerine, and the little demo ns disappeared.
    The next year I filled a 4-ounce spray bottle and used it
    around my seat whenever I saw mosquitoes. And voila! That worked as well. It
    worked at a picnic where we sprayed the area around the food table, the
    children's swing area, and the standing water nearby.
    During the summer, I don't leave home without it.....Pass
    it on.
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    OUR FRIEND'S COMMENTS:
    I tried this on my deck and around all of my doors. It
    works - in fact, it killed them instantly. I bought my bottle from Target
    and it cost me $1.89. It really doesn't take much, and it is a big bottle,
    too; so it is not as expensive to use as the can of spray you buy that
    doesn't last 30 minutes. So, try this, please. It will last a couple of
    days. Don't spray directly on a wood door (like your front door), but spray
    around the frame. Spray around the window frames, and even inside the dog
    house
     
  2. Ahquabi_Master

    Ahquabi_Master New Member

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    I'm gonna try that this summer. And I bet it'll work too- coming from a fellow Iowan!
     

  3. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    Gonna have to look at the ingredients and see what makes it ticks, I mean mosquito.
     
  4. ShilohRed

    ShilohRed New Member

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    Used a lot of stuff. But the best is ThermaCELL Mosquito Repellent
    Turn it on and the bugs are gone.
    http://www.mosquitorepellent.com/ WE use it camping and in the boat. And within a 15 ft circle it takes care of the Mosquito's.\
    But I sure thank you for this post. I will give it a try. May have to mix up 15 gallons and spray the whole camp site.:cool2:
    Pete
     
  5. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    Thanks I will try that this year.
     
  6. steveg442

    steveg442 New Member

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    I got this "recipe" in an email from my neighbor. I looking forward to trying it out this summer. I hate them little buggers.
     
  7. Big Dav

    Big Dav New Member

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    I haven't ever heard of or tried the Listerine. I agree with Pete, the best I have ever used it the ThermaCell units. :big_smile:
     
  8. BajaCoop

    BajaCoop Well-Known Member

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    I will have to 3rd or 4th(whatever number we are at) the thermacell.
    It works great and you do not have to spray the crap all over yourself.
     
  9. Big Dav

    Big Dav New Member

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    Which brings up another very good point. It may just be me but how does everyone else's success rate end up if your not careful to keep smells like bug spray off your hands? I know it has killed a good bite for me in the past, at least until I figured out the issue.:sad2::crazy::eek:oooh:
     
  10. Coyote1

    Coyote1 New Member

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    Dear Brother Gordhawk;
    Glenn I've NOT heard of the Listerine idea but you can bet when the season gets here that I WILL give it a try! "Thank You for sharing":big_smile:
    If it works as good as you say it does then I will remember it and put it in my notes so I will have the information available the next time I teach an Outdoor Survival Class! :)
    "THX Again"
    Fraternally,
    Coyote1
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  11. brewfish

    brewfish New Member

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    I learned a long time ago that suntan lotion and bug spray to two quick and effective ways of turn the bite completely off. If you are fishing with luers and end up getting something like bull frog sun block on them you need to wash the lure with soap and water to get it off because that stuff is pretty good about being waterproof.

    I've can't say for sure if it'll effect catfish but I am certain that speckled trout and redfish don't like the taste of bullfrog or deepwoods off.
     
  12. SSgt Fishslayer

    SSgt Fishslayer New Member

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    it is getting pretty warm out here so i am going to pick up one of the thermacell things for this weekend. the Skeeters out here are already buzzing around at dusk so i will let you know how they work for me.
     
  13. anchorpuller

    anchorpuller New Member

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    I'll have to try that one. Haven't heard of it. I have used the Bounty dryer sheets. Tuck one in your pocket. It definitely helps!

    I also have used the little citronella coils. Put one around each of my ankles and those do pretty good too. They are like the coil keychains and stretch and last months.
     
  14. Big Dav

    Big Dav New Member

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    Our experiences were while catfishing and I think it killed the bite. I made a new thread so not to get off subject here. :big_smile:
     
  15. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the Listerine idea. Will give it a try. Appreciated
     
  16. curdog

    curdog New Member

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    I'll have to try spraying Listern in my back yard. Early evening the Skeeters will eat you up back there.
     
  17. derbycitycatman

    derbycitycatman Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, ill gave to give that a try. Though I just bought a thermacell like `10 minutes ago.
     
  18. tnoutlawkatfish

    tnoutlawkatfish New Member

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    The Marines use Skin so Soft the orginal formula the clear stuff.My wifes family is all Marines and that's how I found out about it.But get the suff without the scents added. i use it alot it really works.:eek:oooh:
     
  19. catoon

    catoon Board Clown!

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    THKS WE WILL TRY IT ALSO THIS SUMMER
     
  20. trnsmsn

    trnsmsn New Member

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    That's all of us combined:wink: