Ticks,ants,chiggers!

Discussion in 'LOCAL KANSAS TALK' started by unclebuncle, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. unclebuncle

    unclebuncle New Member

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    That times here again when all these critters will be bothering us.Last year I stumbled onto to the best cure.WD-40,no kidding.I was being invaded by ants and bug spray and ant granules weren't working.I was in kitchen with some WD-40 and saw a line of them coming in door so sprayed them.Not only does it kill them,they wont come back.I couldnt keep them out of hummingbird feeder so I sprayed pole they were hanging from and never had a problem all summer.I started experimenting on other bugs I was having problems with and it repels them all.I spray pant legs and dont worry about ticks.
     
  2. KC Jayhawk 78

    KC Jayhawk 78 New Member

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    Ill keep that in mind Ray, thanks. I wonder if it'll work for deodorizing Shelby's farts !!!!! :smile2:
     

  3. unclebuncle

    unclebuncle New Member

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    You might try it at least he wont get chiggers if you hose him down.
     
  4. KC Jayhawk 78

    KC Jayhawk 78 New Member

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    Hey Ray, Ive been meaning to ask you. Who is that in your avatar pic?
     
  5. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    Keith, I think its Ray.:smile2:
    Ray, that sounds like a good idea. We uses Vanilla Extract as a kid for mosquitoes. Then Skin so Soft.
    I like the smell of vanilla extract or Wd 40 better.:smile2:
    Add another one to the list of uses for Wd 40.
     
  6. unclebuncle

    unclebuncle New Member

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    Thats me Kieth catching bullhead for bait.
     
  7. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    Here is an email we got awhile back.
    I do not condemn nor condone any of the advice given. I am not responsible for any of the suggestions. They are merely suggestions.
    :smile2::smile2::smile2:

    WD-40 Well, Who Knew...?

    I had a neighbor who had bought a new pickup. I got up very early one
    Sunday morning and saw that someone had spray painted red all around the sides of this beige truck (for some unknown reason). I went over, woke him up, and told him the bad news. He was very upset and was trying to figure out what to do probably nothing until Monday morning, since nothing was open. Another neighbor came out and told him to get his WD-40 and clean it off. It removed the unwanted paint beautifully and did not harm his paint job that was on the truck. I'm impressed! WD-40 who knew?

    Water Displacement #40. The product began from a search for a rust
    preventative solvent and degreaser to protect missile parts. WD-40 was
    created in 1953 by three technicians at the San Diego Rocket Chemical
    Company. Its name comes from the project that was to find a "water
    displacement" compound. They were successful with the fortieth formulation, thus WD-40. The Corvair Company bought it in bulk to protect their atlas missile parts.

    Ken East (one of the original founders) says there is nothing in WD-40 that would hurt you.

    When you read the "shower door" part, try it. It's the first thing that has
    ever cleaned that spotty shower door. If yours is plastic, it works just as
    well as glass. It's a miracle! Then try it on your stovetop... Voila! It's
    now shinier than it's ever been. You'll be amazed.

    Here are some of the uses:

    >1) Protects silver from tarnishing.
    >2) Removes road tar and grime from cars.
    >3) Cleans and lubricates guitar strings.
    >4) Gives floors that 'just-waxed' sheen without making it slippery.
    >5) Keeps flies off cows.
    >6) Restores and cleans chalkboards.
    >7) Removes lipstick stains.
    >8) Loosens stubborn zippers.
    >9) Untangles jewelry chains.
    >10) Removes stains from stainless steel sinks.
    >11) Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill.
    >12) Keeps ceramic/terra cotta garden pots from oxidizing
    >13) Removes tomato stains from clothing.
    >14) Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots.
    >15) Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors.
    >16) Keeps scissors working smoothly.
    >17) Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes
    >18) It removes black scuff marks from the kitchen floor! Use WD-40 for
    >those nasty tar and scuff marks on flooring. It doesn't seem to harm the
    >finish and you won't have to scrub nearly as hard to get them off. Just
    >remember to open some windows if you have a lot of marks.
    >19) Bug guts will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly!
    >Use WD-40!
    >20) Gives a children's play gym slide a shine for a super fast slide.
    >21) Lubricates gear shift and mower deck lever for ease of handling on
    >riding mowers.
    >22) Rids kids rocking chairs and swings of squeaky noises.
    >23) Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to open.
    >24) Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close.
    >25) Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as well as vinyl bumpers.
    >26) Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles.
    >27) Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans.
    >28) Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons, and bicycles for easy handling.
    >29) Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running
    >smoothly.
    >30) Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools.
    >31) Removes splattered grease on stove.
    >32) Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging.
    >33) Lubricates prosthetic limbs.
    >34) Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell).
    >35) Removes all traces of duct tape.
    >36) Folks even spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve
    >arthritis pain.
    >37) Florida's favorite use is: "cleans and removes love bugs from grills
    >and bumpers."
    >38) The favorite use in the state of New York WD-40 protects the Statue of Liberty from the elements.
    >39) WD-40 attracts fish. Spray a LITTLE on live bait or lures and you will be catching the big one in no time. Also, it's a lot cheaper than the
    chemical attractants that are made for just that purpose. Keep in mind
    though, using some chemical laced baits or lures for fishing are not
    allowed in some states.
    >40) Use it for fire ant bites. It takes the sting away immediately and
    >stops the itch.
    >41) WD-40 is great for removing crayon from walls. Spray on the mark and wipe with a clean rag.
    >42) Also, if you've discovered that your teenage daughter has washed and dried a tube of lipstick with a load of laundry, saturate the lipstick spots with WD-40 and re-wash. Presto! Lipstick is gone!
    >43) If you sprayed WD-40 on the distributor cap, it would displace the
    >moisture and allow the car to start.

     
  8. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    Here is an email we got awhile back.
    I do not condemn nor condone any of the advice given. I am not responsible for any of the suggestions. They are merely suggestions.
    :smile2::smile2::smile2:

    WD-40 Well, Who Knew...?

    I had a neighbor who had bought a new pickup. I got up very early one
    Sunday morning and saw that someone had spray painted red all around the sides of this beige truck (for some unknown reason). I went over, woke him up, and told him the bad news. He was very upset and was trying to figure out what to do probably nothing until Monday morning, since nothing was open. Another neighbor came out and told him to get his WD-40 and clean it off. It removed the unwanted paint beautifully and did not harm his paint job that was on the truck. I'm impressed! WD-40 who knew?

    Water Displacement #40. The product began from a search for a rust
    preventative solvent and degreaser to protect missile parts. WD-40 was
    created in 1953 by three technicians at the San Diego Rocket Chemical
    Company. Its name comes from the project that was to find a "water
    displacement" compound. They were successful with the fortieth formulation, thus WD-40. The Corvair Company bought it in bulk to protect their atlas missile parts.

    Ken East (one of the original founders) says there is nothing in WD-40 that would hurt you.

    When you read the "shower door" part, try it. It's the first thing that has
    ever cleaned that spotty shower door. If yours is plastic, it works just as
    well as glass. It's a miracle! Then try it on your stovetop... Voila! It's
    now shinier than it's ever been. You'll be amazed.

    Here are some of the uses:

    >1) Protects silver from tarnishing.
    >2) Removes road tar and grime from cars.
    >3) Cleans and lubricates guitar strings.
    >4) Gives floors that 'just-waxed' sheen without making it slippery.
    >5) Keeps flies off cows.
    >6) Restores and cleans chalkboards.
    >7) Removes lipstick stains.
    >8) Loosens stubborn zippers.
    >9) Untangles jewelry chains.
    >10) Removes stains from stainless steel sinks.
    >11) Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill.
    >12) Keeps ceramic/terra cotta garden pots from oxidizing
    >13) Removes tomato stains from clothing.
    >14) Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots.
    >15) Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors.
    >16) Keeps scissors working smoothly.
    >17) Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes
    >18) It removes black scuff marks from the kitchen floor! Use WD-40 for
    >those nasty tar and scuff marks on flooring. It doesn't seem to harm the
    >finish and you won't have to scrub nearly as hard to get them off. Just
    >remember to open some windows if you have a lot of marks.
    >19) Bug guts will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly!
    >Use WD-40!
    >20) Gives a children's play gym slide a shine for a super fast slide.
    >21) Lubricates gear shift and mower deck lever for ease of handling on
    >riding mowers.
    >22) Rids kids rocking chairs and swings of squeaky noises.
    >23) Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to open.
    >24) Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close.
    >25) Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as well as vinyl bumpers.
    >26) Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles.
    >27) Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans.
    >28) Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons, and bicycles for easy handling.
    >29) Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running
    >smoothly.
    >30) Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools.
    >31) Removes splattered grease on stove.
    >32) Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging.
    >33) Lubricates prosthetic limbs.
    >34) Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell).
    >35) Removes all traces of duct tape.
    >36) Folks even spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve
    >arthritis pain.
    >37) Florida's favorite use is: "cleans and removes love bugs from grills
    >and bumpers."
    >38) The favorite use in the state of New York WD-40 protects the Statue of Liberty from the elements.
    >39) WD-40 attracts fish. Spray a LITTLE on live bait or lures and you will be catching the big one in no time. Also, it's a lot cheaper than the
    chemical attractants that are made for just that purpose. Keep in mind
    though, using some chemical laced baits or lures for fishing are not
    allowed in some states.
    >40) Use it for fire ant bites. It takes the sting away immediately and
    >stops the itch.
    >41) WD-40 is great for removing crayon from walls. Spray on the mark and wipe with a clean rag.
    >42) Also, if you've discovered that your teenage daughter has washed and dried a tube of lipstick with a load of laundry, saturate the lipstick spots with WD-40 and re-wash. Presto! Lipstick is gone!
    >43) If you sprayed WD-40 on the distributor cap, it would displace the
    >moisture and allow the car to start.
     
  9. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    Here is an email we got awhile back.
    I do not condemn nor condone any of the advice given. I am not responsible for any of the suggestions. They are merely suggestions.
    :smile2::smile2::smile2:

    WD-40 Well, Who Knew...?

    I had a neighbor who had bought a new pickup. I got up very early one
    Sunday morning and saw that someone had spray painted red all around the sides of this beige truck (for some unknown reason). I went over, woke him up, and told him the bad news. He was very upset and was trying to figure out what to do probably nothing until Monday morning, since nothing was open. Another neighbor came out and told him to get his WD-40 and clean it off. It removed the unwanted paint beautifully and did not harm his paint job that was on the truck. I'm impressed! WD-40 who knew?

    Water Displacement #40. The product began from a search for a rust
    preventative solvent and degreaser to protect missile parts. WD-40 was
    created in 1953 by three technicians at the San Diego Rocket Chemical
    Company. Its name comes from the project that was to find a "water
    displacement" compound. They were successful with the fortieth formulation, thus WD-40. The Corvair Company bought it in bulk to protect their atlas missile parts.

    Ken East (one of the original founders) says there is nothing in WD-40 that would hurt you.

    When you read the "shower door" part, try it. It's the first thing that has
    ever cleaned that spotty shower door. If yours is plastic, it works just as
    well as glass. It's a miracle! Then try it on your stovetop... Voila! It's
    now shinier than it's ever been. You'll be amazed.

    Here are some of the uses:

    >1) Protects silver from tarnishing.
    >2) Removes road tar and grime from cars.
    >3) Cleans and lubricates guitar strings.
    >4) Gives floors that 'just-waxed' sheen without making it slippery.
    >5) Keeps flies off cows.
    >6) Restores and cleans chalkboards.
    >7) Removes lipstick stains.
    >8) Loosens stubborn zippers.
    >9) Untangles jewelry chains.
    >10) Removes stains from stainless steel sinks.
    >11) Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill.
    >12) Keeps ceramic/terra cotta garden pots from oxidizing
    >13) Removes tomato stains from clothing.
    >14) Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots.
    >15) Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors.
    >16) Keeps scissors working smoothly.
    >17) Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes
    >18) It removes black scuff marks from the kitchen floor! Use WD-40 for
    >those nasty tar and scuff marks on flooring. It doesn't seem to harm the
    >finish and you won't have to scrub nearly as hard to get them off. Just
    >remember to open some windows if you have a lot of marks.
    >19) Bug guts will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly!
    >Use WD-40!
    >20) Gives a children's play gym slide a shine for a super fast slide.
    >21) Lubricates gear shift and mower deck lever for ease of handling on
    >riding mowers.
    >22) Rids kids rocking chairs and swings of squeaky noises.
    >23) Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to open.
    >24) Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close.
    >25) Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as well as vinyl bumpers.
    >26) Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles.
    >27) Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans.
    >28) Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons, and bicycles for easy handling.
    >29) Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running
    >smoothly.
    >30) Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools.
    >31) Removes splattered grease on stove.
    >32) Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging.
    >33) Lubricates prosthetic limbs.
    >34) Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell).
    >35) Removes all traces of duct tape.
    >36) Folks even spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve
    >arthritis pain.
    >37) Florida's favorite use is: "cleans and removes love bugs from grills
    >and bumpers."
    >38) The favorite use in the state of New York WD-40 protects the Statue of Liberty from the elements.
    >39) WD-40 attracts fish. Spray a LITTLE on live bait or lures and you will be catching the big one in no time. Also, it's a lot cheaper than the
    chemical attractants that are made for just that purpose. Keep in mind
    though, using some chemical laced baits or lures for fishing are not
    allowed in some states.
    >40) Use it for fire ant bites. It takes the sting away immediately and
    >stops the itch.
    >41) WD-40 is great for removing crayon from walls. Spray on the mark and wipe with a clean rag.
    >42) Also, if you've discovered that your teenage daughter has washed and dried a tube of lipstick with a load of laundry, saturate the lipstick spots with WD-40 and re-wash. Presto! Lipstick is gone!
    >43) If you sprayed WD-40 on the distributor cap, it would displace the
    >moisture and allow the car to start.
     
  10. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    Here is an email we got awhile back.
    I do not condemn nor condone any of the advice given. I am not responsible for any of the suggestions. They are merely suggestions.
    :smile2::smile2::smile2:

    WD-40 Well, Who Knew...?

    I had a neighbor who had bought a new pickup. I got up very early one
    Sunday morning and saw that someone had spray painted red all around the sides of this beige truck (for some unknown reason). I went over, woke him up, and told him the bad news. He was very upset and was trying to figure out what to do probably nothing until Monday morning, since nothing was open. Another neighbor came out and told him to get his WD-40 and clean it off. It removed the unwanted paint beautifully and did not harm his paint job that was on the truck. I'm impressed! WD-40 who knew?

    Water Displacement #40. The product began from a search for a rust
    preventative solvent and degreaser to protect missile parts. WD-40 was
    created in 1953 by three technicians at the San Diego Rocket Chemical
    Company. Its name comes from the project that was to find a "water
    displacement" compound. They were successful with the fortieth formulation, thus WD-40. The Corvair Company bought it in bulk to protect their atlas missile parts.

    Ken East (one of the original founders) says there is nothing in WD-40 that would hurt you.

    When you read the "shower door" part, try it. It's the first thing that has
    ever cleaned that spotty shower door. If yours is plastic, it works just as
    well as glass. It's a miracle! Then try it on your stovetop... Voila! It's
    now shinier than it's ever been. You'll be amazed.

    Here are some of the uses:

    >1) Protects silver from tarnishing.
    >2) Removes road tar and grime from cars.
    >3) Cleans and lubricates guitar strings.
    >4) Gives floors that 'just-waxed' sheen without making it slippery.
    >5) Keeps flies off cows.
    >6) Restores and cleans chalkboards.
    >7) Removes lipstick stains.
    >8) Loosens stubborn zippers.
    >9) Untangles jewelry chains.
    >10) Removes stains from stainless steel sinks.
    >11) Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill.
    >12) Keeps ceramic/terra cotta garden pots from oxidizing
    >13) Removes tomato stains from clothing.
    >14) Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots.
    >15) Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors.
    >16) Keeps scissors working smoothly.
    >17) Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes
    >18) It removes black scuff marks from the kitchen floor! Use WD-40 for
    >those nasty tar and scuff marks on flooring. It doesn't seem to harm the
    >finish and you won't have to scrub nearly as hard to get them off. Just
    >remember to open some windows if you have a lot of marks.
    >19) Bug guts will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly!
    >Use WD-40!
    >20) Gives a children's play gym slide a shine for a super fast slide.
    >21) Lubricates gear shift and mower deck lever for ease of handling on
    >riding mowers.
    >22) Rids kids rocking chairs and swings of squeaky noises.
    >23) Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to open.
    >24) Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close.
    >25) Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as well as vinyl bumpers.
    >26) Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles.
    >27) Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans.
    >28) Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons, and bicycles for easy handling.
    >29) Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running
    >smoothly.
    >30) Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools.
    >31) Removes splattered grease on stove.
    >32) Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging.
    >33) Lubricates prosthetic limbs.
    >34) Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell).
    >35) Removes all traces of duct tape.
    >36) Folks even spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve
    >arthritis pain.
    >37) Florida's favorite use is: "cleans and removes love bugs from grills
    >and bumpers."
    >38) The favorite use in the state of New York WD-40 protects the Statue of Liberty from the elements.
    >39) WD-40 attracts fish. Spray a LITTLE on live bait or lures and you will be catching the big one in no time. Also, it's a lot cheaper than the
    chemical attractants that are made for just that purpose. Keep in mind
    though, using some chemical laced baits or lures for fishing are not
    allowed in some states.
    >40) Use it for fire ant bites. It takes the sting away immediately and
    >stops the itch.
    >41) WD-40 is great for removing crayon from walls. Spray on the mark and wipe with a clean rag.
    >42) Also, if you've discovered that your teenage daughter has washed and dried a tube of lipstick with a load of laundry, saturate the lipstick spots with WD-40 and re-wash. Presto! Lipstick is gone!
    >43) If you sprayed WD-40 on the distributor cap, it would displace the
    >moisture and allow the car to start.
     
  11. unclebuncle

    unclebuncle New Member

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    Way to go Kyle we got it.I havent tried it on bait yet but will.
     
  12. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    Stupid computer.:smile2:
     
  13. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    Please for give me for the MULTIPLE posts.:wink:
    Stupid server problems.:smile2:
     
  14. shelbygt1979

    shelbygt1979 New Member

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    You Got Jokes, Keith:roll_eyes::roll_eyes:
     
  15. KC Jayhawk 78

    KC Jayhawk 78 New Member

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    I didnt remember how potent you were Shelby till Geoff brought it up. Maybe we should keep you away from those beans. :smile2:
     
  16. KC Jayhawk 78

    KC Jayhawk 78 New Member

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    Ray I just wondered about the pic, cause that pic looks nothing like the pic in your profile. :confused2:
     
  17. unclebuncle

    unclebuncle New Member

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    I had just gotten off work and having a bad hair day.Dont have any hair now and soon I'll put up new avatar with something bigger than bait.
     
  18. lendog

    lendog New Member

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    when i'm on the water or bank fishin i get some dryer sheets from our wash room and keep a couple either on my hat or just keep in the pocket and that keeps skeeters and knats away:wink:
     
  19. Kansas Tree Rat

    Kansas Tree Rat New Member

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    Good tip but I don't think It is going to be a bad year for bugs...I have only had 6 tick bites so far this year...:smile2::confused2::eek:oooh:
    Dang things take for ever to heal.
     
  20. Backlashed

    Backlashed New Member

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    If I'm going to be spending a lot of time in the woods, I put a dog flea & tick collar around my boots. Not real effictive on skeeters, but works great for ticks.