Mosquito Invasion

@clrumfelt (5426)
United States
September 6, 2016 7:43am CST
We've had a lot of rain this year, and now the mosquitoes are attacking in earnest, much worse than we have seen in years past. What do you do to protect yourself against the attack of the mosquitoes when you have to be outside?
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@JudyEv (141451)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Sep 16
I think it was on this site that I read that Listerine is a good deterrent. I haven't tried it yet.
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@clrumfelt (5426)
• United States
6 Sep 16
Listerine! Who would have thought it? That would be a much better remedy than DEET.
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@JudyEv (141451)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Sep 16
@clrumfelt I haven't tried it so can't vouch for it. :)
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@clrumfelt (5426)
• United States
6 Sep 16
@JudyEv I think this is a good year for us to try it.
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@thelme55 (15633)
• Germany
8 Sep 16
I use mosquito repellent and I have made a mixture of lemongras water with lavender and orange essential oil. I sprayed it in my body and I also wear pants when going out at night time.
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@clrumfelt (5426)
• United States
8 Sep 16
That's a great suggestion for mosquito repellent. No DEET.
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@thelme55 (15633)
• Germany
9 Sep 16
@clrumfelt Yes, no DETT in it but it still a good repellent.
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@clrumfelt (5426)
• United States
9 Sep 16
@thelme55 DEET-less is the best. Yours is nontoxic,right?
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@JolietJake (51067)
• United States
6 Sep 16
I can't go out in the yard without these itty bitty black ones biting me...I hate it...and now they are finding their way into the house.
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@clrumfelt (5426)
• United States
6 Sep 16
I guess bugs are an annoying but necessary evil.
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@JolietJake (51067)
• United States
6 Sep 16
@clrumfelt They do seem thicker than they normally are though
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@clrumfelt (5426)
• United States
6 Sep 16
@JolietJake I've never seen them this bad.
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@Corbin5 (122636)
• United States
6 Sep 16
I do spray on mosquito repellent containing DEET. Also, rubbing body parts with a scented fabric softener sheet works well to keep mosquitoes away.
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@clrumfelt (5426)
• United States
6 Sep 16
Oh really? Fabric softener... I will definitely try that.
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@cindiowens (4904)
• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
6 Sep 16
They run a truck through our neighborhood that sprays for them. We live in an area where there is always standing water, so they can get pretty bad. Unfortunately, the spray also kills the useful insects like bees. I felt very privileged to have had a beautiful ladybug land on my hand this morning. Don't see that much any more.
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@clrumfelt (5426)
• United States
6 Sep 16
That's a shame it destroys the beneficial insects along with the mosquitoes. Hopefully they will develop a better one that only targets mosquitoes.
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@rina110383 (24065)
7 Sep 16
I make sure that I wear clothes that cover me. Also, I apply OFF lotion on my hands, arms, and legs.
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@shshiju (10550)
• Cochin, India
6 Sep 16
Mosquito are universal threat. Smokes can prevent them stay permanently in a place. We are using electric bats to kill them.
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@nanette64 (18202)
• Fairfield, Texas
6 Sep 16
Eat lots of fresh, raw garlic @clrumfelt . It exudes a scent from your skins pores that only the mosquitoes can smell and it drives them off. Just don't kiss anybody.
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@clrumfelt (5426)
• United States
6 Sep 16
Thanks for your input, but I don't think I could tolerate fresh, raw garlic too well. Maybe garlic pills.
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@nanette64 (18202)
• Fairfield, Texas
7 Sep 16
@clrumfelt That might work (pills).
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@Ceerios (4752)
• Goodfellow, Texas
9 Sep 16
@clrumfelt - Ms "CL" - Ah yes. What do we do to protect against those biting critters? Actually, if you have a steady hand about things, an AR-15 works pretty well against the smaller skeeters, and grenades do a creditable job on the bigger ones. Also, we are giving Growth Hormone shots to all of the bats that live close by. (You have to go to war on those skeeters - nothing halfway.) - Gus-
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@clrumfelt (5426)
• United States
9 Sep 16
Wow, the Mosquito Apocalypse. Why didn't I think of that? If only I was a better shot...lol.