Chasing Mosquitos out of the garage (shop)

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I haven't read all the posts you received on this but one trick you may want to try is "Bounce" - the sheets that you place in your dryer. When I was working out west I used to spend the weekends hiking the Sawtooth mountains and there were plenty of mosquitoes and other free-loaders that would take a bit when they could.
We would wipe any exposed skin with one of those sheets and then wrap one around each ankle under the sock. Worked like a charm and didn't need any messy, oily sprays.
Now other products may be the same but I tried a local "house-brand" and it did not work. I've heard others say the same thing so whatever is in Bounce is what keeps the critters away.
Bob S.

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With some very pointy shoes?
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No Spam wrote:

Heh, God created Mosquito's to make Flies look better!
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AVON Skin So Soft . . . safe and it works . . . I live in Louisiana, alot of fisherman here use it on the bayous . . .

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No mosquitoes and soft skin too. Is that why Louisiana men attract women so easily. :)
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Upscale wrote:

No, that's why fishermen attract so many Louisianians.
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AVON Skin So Soft has yet another use. It cleans old (motorcycle drive-chain) grease off your hands better than some of the 'speciality' cleaners such as Swarfega and some of those citrus cleaners.
From Shovel Head to pecker head in one motion of a lotion. A quick rinse and your good to go to macramee class. Yessirreee, from pot-belly to potpourri.... (WTF *is* 'pourri'??.... never mind..*you* DAGS it...)
(note: my spell checker refuses to acknowledge the existence of both 'pecker' and 'macramee')
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No Spam wrote:

Socks, shoes, pants.
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Sam wrote:

neck, arms, whatever he left exposed. If there any worse mosquitos than the ones I dealt with in MO, lord help the afflicted.
Dave
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We Canadians have a sure cure for your mosquitoes problem. Spend a few weeks in our Northern forests where horseflies as big as sparrows go after you and then you'll laugh the next time a swarm of mosquitoes eye your exposed skin.
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No Spam wrote:

You need to find where the little bastards are hiding. We've had a lot of rain the last couple of months and the mosquitoes can be fierce. I bought a Mosquito Magnet and didn't catch a single mosquito with it. What I've had excellent luck with is Cutter's... not the repellent... the stuff you hook up to a garden hose and spray the bushes with. Go out and spray all the plants and under the decks, etc. Mosquitoes like to hang out in low areas. Spray the shit out of them. Do it again a few days after it rains or when you start to notice them again. When you've thinned the herd around your house, you should find the garage habitable again.
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On Fri, 26 Aug 2005 01:15:49 GMT, "Mortimer Schnerd, RN"

and like you, I had no luck with the Mosquito Magnet - tried it for about nine months and I think I trapped about 20 mosquitoes. Our local breed just isn't interested. Fortunately the unit had a one year warranty and I got my money back on it.
I have tried the Cutter's and it seemed to work but also seemed expensive (about 1/2 bottle per application plus the time to do it). It was effective but only for a few days. Maybe I should have done multiple passes to get the population down to a manageable level. I have looked into the misters that another poster had mentioned - it uses the same chemical (Pyrethrum) as the Cutter's. If you recommend the Cutter's maybe I'll try that approach again, just more thoroughly this time...
TWS
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TWS wrote:

Through total disgust, I just ate the money on mine. I guess I'll use it for target practice. And you're not far off: I'm in Charlotte.

Cutter's isn't perfect but it sure gets me some relief at least until the next series of heavy rains. Then the little beggars regenerate. But every time I spray, there is a remarkable reduction in their numbers. Just remember to hit the low areas the heaviest.
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Permethrin, available under many brand names, both repels and kills mosquitoes and is not very toxic to vertebrates.
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"Mortimer Schnerd, RN" wrote:

Wasn't there a CDC or other study that pretty much debunked the whole concept??
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Duane Bozarth wrote:

My neighbor has one, and it's pretty useless.
I think bats are quite a bit more effective.
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B a r r y wrote:

Yep, and we woodworkers can build them a great house as well!
Sounds like a new project in the works!!
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B a r r y wrote:

Those are serious misquitoes when you have to use a bat on them. Sam
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Never been to Wisconsin, have you Sam...
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Dave Hinz wrote:

Yes. I lived outside Nelson, Wis. on the edge of the Nelson Bottoms, where the Chippewa River joins the Mississippi. Misquitoes 24 hrs. a day from May to October. At night the woods actually hummed. We bought the large cans of OFF by the case, you couldn't go outside without it. Sam ( We found a tennis racket worked good, as you could get 2 or 3 at a time. Usually it just stunned them and then you had to run them over with the car or finish them off with an axe. ;))
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