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Old October 19, 2014, 05:31 PM   #1
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Pesky skeeters

I'm looking for an alternative to DEET containing products to keep these pesky skeeters at bay. I'm open to all comments as this is a really bad year for fl.
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Old October 19, 2014, 06:21 PM   #2
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Get a ThermaCell. They work great.
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Old October 19, 2014, 06:37 PM   #3
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^^^^^^^^^^+1 Thermacell
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Old October 19, 2014, 08:19 PM   #4
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Thermacell works great
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Old October 20, 2014, 12:55 AM   #5
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http://beermumbo.com/a-simple-mosqui...-bakers-yeast/

I've always wanted to give this a try. Every video I've seen with this being used has been shown to be extremely successful.
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Old October 20, 2014, 01:12 AM   #6
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I have one of those old Bugtamer suites that still works good.
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Old October 20, 2014, 11:38 AM   #7
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Thermacell. Don't hit the woods without it.
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Old October 20, 2014, 11:49 AM   #8
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After another thread started earlier in the month, I picked up a Thermacell. Worked like a charm. My father in law has a ranch with a TON of mosquitos and I let him borrow it to see how it works out there...

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Old October 20, 2014, 12:32 PM   #9
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Thermacell is one of the few "electronic" devices that is not on the "pack nazi" (me) boundary waters trip verboten electronics checklist.

we like to keep it "primitive" up there, as much as we can. it's about getting away from things, not dragging them along with you. But the thermacell works, and to boot it's physically less volume than packing along a bunch of chemical cans.
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Old October 20, 2014, 09:44 PM   #10
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Garlic heavy diet.

Works wonders for me. The attendant olive oil that usually gets liberally used with it doesn't seem to hurt either.
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Old October 20, 2014, 09:47 PM   #11
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load up on some raw garlic the nite before...not only will people keep their distance but bugs as well !! plus you get a extra shot of energy..........
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Old October 20, 2014, 09:49 PM   #12
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whats the odds on that happing !! two posts on garlic --dam near the same time...he must have posted his as i was writing mine............
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