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Old 04-06-2011, 02:33 PM  
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Mosquito Repellent

How do you get rid of those little buggers? I had a candle I used at my last place, but now it seems the laugh at my candle and bite me anyways.

Do I just need more candles?
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Old 04-06-2011, 02:45 PM  
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Are you using a citronella candle?
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Old 04-06-2011, 03:55 PM  
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The only sure way is a repellant containing Deet. There's a product called "Skin so soft" sold by Avon that isn't as dangerous as Deet but you smell funny.

There's also a B vitamin (B1 or B3 I think) that smells like cod liver oil. Take lots of it (water soluble so it's harmless) and mosquitos ain't fond of cod liver oil. You may however meet some new cats.
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At home, I use a gazebo with netting.
If I have to work in the garden (i.e. leave the gazebo), it's Deep Woods Off.
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We always tried to hit the lakes North of Kingston after black fly season. I can deal with skeeters but one vacation during a black fly convention was my last.
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We used diluted Skin So Soft on our dog's ears, and all over our horses. That stuff really works great!
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Are you using a citronella candle?
I am, it only works if you're right next to it though.

I'm going to buy a few different kinds and see what works best.
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Old 04-21-2011, 02:06 PM  
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I just realize I have no real control.

I bought Wiki Torches with a special Mosquito repelling cedar oil, I still get bit, but I don't know if it's as much as I used to. The only solution is to go out with nothing and see what happens.

The sacrifices I make...
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I just realize I have no real control.

I bought Wiki Torches with a special Mosquito repelling cedar oil, I still get bit, but I don't know if it's as much as I used to. The only solution is to go out with nothing and see what happens.

The sacrifices I make...
Wikipedia makes torches? .....
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Wikipedia makes torches? .....
We call them mosquito night guidance devices.

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