Chuckle Monday – Mosquito Madness

Does anyone have a mosquito repellent plan that works? Last week we camped in the Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton area and it felt a little like we were the main course at a mosquito picnic. I have the welts and itch to prove it.

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15 thoughts on “Chuckle Monday – Mosquito Madness

  1. We bought one of those battery operated fly swatters. Despite our screens in our caravan, it was still full of mosquitoes. Every night I walked through with my killer swatter.. zap zap zap…till no more zapping occurred. As for outside, we use a mosquito repellent here in Germany called Autan.

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  2. 1. Catnip oil. This insect repellent is derived from the nepeta cataria plant. It may offer mosquito protection for seven hours, according to the EPA.
    2. Oil of lemon eucalyptus (OLE). This is a natural, plant-based oil. It works as well at preventing mosquito bites as products that contain lower concentrations (6.65%) of DEET.
    Two other recommendations:
    * make certain there is no standing water nearby
    * portable fans blowing on you make it more difficult for them to land on you.

    Hope these suggestions help.

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  3. I just purchased a product called Mosquito Barrier (mosquito barrier.com). It comes in a jug that you mix with water and spray. It is garlic-based and apparently for mosquitos garlic is either toxic or at least repels them. I spray it around our swingset where we sit outside and it has made a HUGE difference (It got so bad I couldn’t sit outside). And I think because it is just garlic that it is not toxic. It really doesn’t smell, although when you first spray it you can detect it, but it is not in the least offensive, and it disappears quickly. Worth a try!

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  4. Wish I had good advice to dispense, but alas the de Wet clan seems to be cursed with sweet blood too… Sometimes it seems that there can be only 1 mosquito for miles around, and it will find us in a horde of people. And is some areas it’s not only the itchy welts that cause irritation but you also have to take precautions against malaria. Do the mozzies at your end of the earth also carry disease?

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  5. My parents have two of those propane attractant machines – not sure they work, but they certainly kill thousands of the mosquitoes on a seemingly daily basis. I go for the mosquito coils. There are enough warnings on them about not using them indoors that I figure they must work (note: I ignore the fact that this means they are probably not good for me. When the alternative is being eaten alive, I figure it’s a decent trade).

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