Photo by Melody

Voting Booth: How are the mosquitoes this year?

Communities > Forums > Voting Booth
bookmark
Forum: Voting BoothReplies: 77, Views: 670
Add to Bookmarks
-
AuthorContent
admin

(Zone 7a)


June 18, 2012
9:50 AM

Post #9169990

There are a total of 129 votes:


Horrible...they see to be everywhere.
(40 votes, 31%)
Red dot


One of the only good results of being in drought conditions is fewer mosquitoes!
(22 votes, 17%)
Red dot


I use citronella candles and lamps and most of them stay away.
(5 votes, 3%)
Red dot


They're not bad this year at my house.
(45 votes, 34%)
Red dot


I use something other than citronella to deter mosquitoes.
(5 votes, 3%)
Red dot


We do not have mosquitoes at my house!
(12 votes, 9%)
Red dot


Previous Polls

bonehead
Cedarhome, WA
(Zone 8b)

June 18, 2012
10:29 AM

Post #9170072

I have only seen the occasional mosquito so far. We tend to get them later in the summer when it gets hotter. I don't personally react very strongly to them, so consider them a mild annoyance.

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 18, 2012
10:36 AM

Post #9170078

we rarely get more than a few at night and that is usually in july. haven't seen or heard any this year. living on a lake in florida...go figure.
Regality
Concord, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 18, 2012
10:42 AM

Post #9170088

We don't usually get many here in the Quingdom, but when I hear the beastly bzzzzzing, I reach for my itty-bitty bottle of citronella oil. One bottle lasts for about 2 decades.
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

June 18, 2012
3:19 PM

Post #9170517

We'll get the larva in standing water in no time flat if I forget the mosquito dunks but I rarely encounter the adults. I am not out in the evening, either.

palmbob

palmbob
Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)


June 18, 2012
3:32 PM

Post #9170531

Almost never get mosquitoes in inland southern California unless I forget to empty the trash can I use to collect rain water over the winter
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

June 18, 2012
4:40 PM

Post #9170613

Normally we would be drowning in them but we are in a drought this year and they aren't quite as bad. I just have to watch when I go out so they don't get me. They love me!!!

happytail

happytail
St. Simon's Island, GA
(Zone 9a)

June 18, 2012
6:48 PM

Post #9170770

Well unfortunately, south Georgia is bug hell! I have never seen the amount or the variety of bugs in my life. Mosquitoes are out all day and night, deer flies that will eat you up, and chase you down the road, and then the sand gnats, that you don't ever even see, and they love to get in your hair, ears, eyes, and nose. Yuck! Heat won't keep me out of the yard, but the bugs sure will.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 18, 2012
9:04 PM

Post #9171029

Draught!

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 18, 2012
9:58 PM

Post #9171067

We always have them in Texas; some years worse than others. Not as bad as they have been this year because we have made steps to improve our odds, and drought helped. We put cedar mulch under the deck, dunks in the ponds, and bought a narrow mesh bug zapper (didn't want to kill the moths). I do see a marked improvement; but if I stay in one place too long they will find me!
tlm1
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 19, 2012
5:05 AM

Post #9171217

They are horrible this year! Tropical Storm Beryl didn't help either… Last year there were several people diagnosed with the West Nile Virus right here in my area! A couple of them died. I'm doing all I can to keep them at bay…I'm quite sure that I'll be keeping the "Off" Company in business this year! Maybe I should buy stock in the company! :-)))

HoneybeeNC

HoneybeeNC
Charlotte, NC
(Zone 7b)

June 19, 2012
7:04 AM

Post #9171376

Since I gave up sugar and all other sweeteners I've not been bothered by mosquitoes.
LoveBrug
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 19, 2012
8:13 AM

Post #9171445

It's odd as I live on natural wetlands (swamp) and we've never had a problem with them yet my Mom lives a couple of blocks away and has tons. I'm guessing it might be the flocks of purple martins at dusk and loads of bats that keep them away? Been here over 6 years and have only seen mosquito control like twice.

This message was edited Jun 19, 2012 10:15 AM
marti001
Somerset, KY
(Zone 6b)

June 19, 2012
8:43 AM

Post #9171487

Don't really have them here in Ventura, but with the move next month back home to KY., I'll have them to spare. OH WELL!!
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 4b)

June 19, 2012
10:40 AM

Post #9171611

It is horrible here. I used to get up and walk through the garden with coffee early in the morning with barely a bug. Now you can't even inhale safely. All kinds of bugs especially mosquitoes and dragonflies of all sizes. What is up with that! Our weather is about usual. Makes it all but impossible to go out early in the AM.

cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

June 19, 2012
12:08 PM

Post #9171710

not bad SO FAR, they'll be hatchin' Never fear,
LhasaLover
(Tammie) Odessa, TX
(Zone 7b)

June 19, 2012
1:03 PM

Post #9171766

The drought had us nearly bug free until recently... we have had rain twice in the past two months and the insects are returning with a vengence. Mosquitos are also reappearing but not horrible yet. I crumble bits of dunks in my water collection containers which work wonderfully... I wish others were as considerate! I am a mosquito magnet and have always been... it is a curse since a single bite can swell up to several inches and itch for days or even weeks.

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 19, 2012
4:24 PM

Post #9171966

I forgot to mention that I am not positive but twice this year we lit the solid cintronella candles and that night or the next day I was aching all over like the flu and felt feverish. No more of those anywhere near me. I can use the liquid without problem but the best defense has been the Deep Woods Off. I am with you tlm...need to invest in that company!

meadowyck

meadowyck
Brooksville, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 19, 2012
8:37 PM

Post #9172301

We haven't had them too bad yet, but the season is really just getting started. Its funny we haven't had them worse as our new house has a basin to collect run off water and it stays pretty wet, so I'm wondering if we have some birds or bats helping out, I hope so.

Jan
thaidai
Phutthamonthon
Thailand
(Zone 10b)

June 19, 2012
8:58 PM

Post #9172328

We have them all year round 24 hours a day here, although this year they seem to be worse, I think it may be because of the extensive flooding last year. When I was in Europe say Spain or Greece I would react on my frst night's stay and then become immune, but here I react every time even after 6 years, never a day goes by without at least one bite and they can be very painful especially on your toes! Citronella works for a half hour or so and then they are back! I love my mosquito bats though they give me great pleasure! My partner says don't get bitten by the ones with striped bodies as they carry malaria! How?

P.S. freshly cut lemon grass is good until the scent fades, again about half an hour or so.

This message was edited Jun 19, 2012 9:08 PM
WormsLovSharon
Las Vegas, NV

June 19, 2012
9:24 PM

Post #9172345

No mosquitoes in Las Vegas unless a home is abandoned and a swimming pool turns totally swamp like.

We forget how well we have it here until we go somewhere and try to sit out at night.
podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 20, 2012
5:14 AM

Post #9172495

I opted for not so bad.

I use mosquito dunks in the rain barrels. I have been able to stay out well after the peepers start croaking with no bites or buzzing.

Amazing as the woods and the pond usually encourage the skeeters. We haven't even had chiggers this spring.

Life is good, no major drought this summer. Kristi
missingrosie
Hillsborough, NC

June 20, 2012
6:06 AM

Post #9172548

We are in the woods. Usually bad with mosquitos --but not so much this year TICKs are bad this year - real bad and seeing more of the lone star as compared to previous years.

I read in a local pharmacy column that some folks drink tonic water and after a week there is a huge reduction in the amount of bites they get. Most were skeptics to begin with but were pleasantly surprised. I am not much for spreading the skin so soft or any sprays if I can help it --so sticky and I think the sprays are not healthy. I do have to use the deep woods cutters for tick prevention --but don't want to use it for mosquitos.
xiajade
Clearwater, KS
(Zone 6b)

June 20, 2012
6:46 AM

Post #9172598

We have them. They love me. My neighbor jokes that I'm bait for them. I've just been avoiding early mornings and late nights outside. Also I have a citrosa scented geranium that Sits on the porch with me, so I just brush past it a few times, seems to help. Biggest thing is staying out of any shady, damp areas...

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

June 20, 2012
6:47 AM

Post #9172600

I use the Deep Woods Off, and I hate it because it clogs the pores and makes you sweat like crazy! I cringe to think what chemicals are entering my pores...but, it's the only thing that keeps me alive when I'm out. I used to be the one in the crowd who sat back and watched everyone else getting eaten alive. Now, I'm the one getting eaten.

Bee,
You're right about diet. Science has proven that something in certain diets repels mosquitoes. I used to eat a lot of bananas, and I think that was one of the food repellents.

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

June 20, 2012
6:48 AM

Post #9172601

Xiajade,
Biggest thing is hunting down those breeding grounds and dumping any, and all, standing water! Or, drop some Dunks!
tlm1
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 20, 2012
7:35 AM

Post #9172675

Hi! Gymgirl, I found a product from "Off" that is called Botanicals….A plant based repellent, lotion form, that is really good. It doesn't stink the way most repellents do, and it soaks in so you don't have that sticky feel. :-)

edited to correct spelling!

This message was edited Jun 20, 2012 9:36 AM

vitrsna

vitrsna
Colima
Mexico
(Zone 11)

June 20, 2012
7:57 AM

Post #9172703

it is not so bad here in colima (or at least where i live) and the rainy season started about a week ago. i keep thinking where are all the mosquitoes? every year at the beginning or just before the rainy season starts, the swallows show up in my yard for mosquito eating and lots of swooping back and forth in the early evening. it is lovely when they arrive and i am thinking they must have done an especially good job this year...so far. i am also careful about cleaning up standing water so i suppose that helps as well.
flbob
Largo, FL

June 20, 2012
8:02 AM

Post #9172715

I live in fl., lots of mosquitoes any help flbob

vitrsna

vitrsna
Colima
Mexico
(Zone 11)

June 20, 2012
8:50 AM

Post #9172782

flbob...invite some swallows to your house and garden. a search of the web will provide information regarding how to build a house for swallows or where you can buy already built houses for swallows and other things you can do to entice them to your house and garden. swallows will fly in the mornings and evenings for the sole purpose of eating as many mosquitoes as they can.
marti001
Somerset, KY
(Zone 6b)

June 20, 2012
9:06 AM

Post #9172803

Has anyone usse that new repellanat. The one you clip of you belt or waist and it forms a barrier around you. The ad on TV sounds so good, but I wonder if it really works. Guess when I get to KY I'll get one and give it a try.
xiajade
Clearwater, KS
(Zone 6b)

June 20, 2012
9:23 AM

Post #9172827

No standing water, just a lot of trees around. I dread mowing on the south side. They seem to hide out there.
missingrosie
Hillsborough, NC

June 20, 2012
9:56 AM

Post #9172874

I have used it. I noticed no difference. Costco sells

the only thing that works is Deep Woods by Cutter (for me)
I have not tried the tonic water.

I used the OFF clip on and attached it to the 'v' of my shirt ---I got a bite on my nieck! Ha! can't get any closer than that.
podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 20, 2012
11:42 AM

Post #9172991

Marti001 ~ I have a customer that swears by those mosquito barriers. Think he said his came from Wmart or Academy. It was being marketed to the outdoorsman at first.

Odd, I just read a MEN newsletter with directions for building a mosquito trap. Page 2 & 3 of this article http://www.motherearthnews.com/natural-health/natural-mosquito-repellents-zm0z12jjzhun.aspx

I won't use deep woods off on skin ~ only on shirt or pants.
I always wonder why folks want their garden or edibles to be organic yet are willing to spray those chemicals on their body. Not me!!! Kristi
tlm1
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 20, 2012
11:50 AM

Post #9173009

Great article! Thanks for the link!
GmansGrammy
Henderson, KY

June 20, 2012
12:36 PM

Post #9173084

They aren't bad. I am having a harder time with chiggers.
Countrymom
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
(Zone 5a)

June 20, 2012
5:38 PM

Post #9173424

We have had an unusually hot spring - 93* today. We have had periods of 15 days with no rain. No mosquitoes!
LhasaLover
(Tammie) Odessa, TX
(Zone 7b)

June 20, 2012
9:49 PM

Post #9173735

Put some listerine in a spray bottle.. you can dilute it a little with water if needed but not too much... it will stain wood or other things so be careful of what you spray it on... It works to repel mosquitoes! I use the mint and have literally watched them hover over my arm where I have sprayed. I kept a bottle around my patio and one in my garage where they loved to hide. I need to refill it. I had forgotten about it... l used it last year and never got bitten.
podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 21, 2012
5:36 AM

Post #9173952

I'd heard of using Listerine diluted before. That is worth trying... thanks.
cashclan
Sapphire, NC

June 21, 2012
8:59 AM

Post #9174266

The mosquitoes aren't bothering me but oh my GOODNESS the no-see-ums are EATING me up, Day and NIGHT!!! I think I'm gonna try the Listerine and see if that helps. I've heard of that before but never got around to trying it.

meezersfive

meezersfive
waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

June 21, 2012
4:42 PM

Post #9174883

In spite of being in an area with many lakes and swamps no mosquitos so far. Due to lack of rain, I'm sure. One downpour and they'll be out in droves. And when I'm outside, they call their friends for the buffet, they love me. Hate garlic...ha! I think they've develped a taste for it. Off works for me but I'd prefer not to have to use it at all.
Beach_Barbie
Kure Beach, NC
(Zone 9a)

June 21, 2012
4:54 PM

Post #9174901

I've only been bitten twice this year. I've been very careful about standing water and using mosquito dunks in my fountains and rain barrels. We've had enough rain that we're not in a drought for the first time in 2 years, so you'd think we would have them. Don't know why we don't and I don't care!
Barb
tlm1
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 21, 2012
5:35 PM

Post #9174945

Don't know how you all feel about Jerry Baker, But he's got a 'tonic' that I'm going to try…Especially after hearing reviews on Listerine!

1 cup Listerine ( the brown stuff)
1 cup lemon scented dish soap
1 cup lemon scented ammonia

Put it into a hose end sprayer, and spray everything in your yard!

As bad as these bugs are…At this point I'll try most anything!
Beach_Barbie
Kure Beach, NC
(Zone 9a)

June 21, 2012
6:24 PM

Post #9174995

Huh. Interesting, I may just have to try that.
Barb
kobwebz
columbia, TN
(Zone 7a)

June 22, 2012
6:03 AM

Post #9175567

Terrible here, everytime I go out if even just to let the dog out I get bit.
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 22, 2012
4:42 PM

Post #9176385

Please edit and add the missing "m"
BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 22, 2012
6:10 PM

Post #9176512

I was bitten several weeks ago on the temple while gardening (what else) . Did not bother me at the time, but I woke up the next morning looking like something out of a horror movie. My eye lid was all puffed up and was almost swollen shut. The swelling lasted a few days and seemed to work its way down under my eye. Did not itch,thank goodness, but I would have scared a small child. Spent the time continuing my gardening , but this wearing mosquito repellant. I give myself a little squirt every morning before heading out. It is such a delightful scent! Right up there on the list next to deer spray.! LOL!

vitrsna

vitrsna
Colima
Mexico
(Zone 11)

June 22, 2012
8:44 PM

Post #9176697

gee whiz bea...are you sure it was a mosquito? do you normally have that type of reaction from a mosquito bite? maybe it was a spider or some other type of critter. do the deer bite in dallas, or?
BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 22, 2012
8:59 PM

Post #9176706

No it was a mosquito as I kept swatting him/her away from my face.When I am in my gardening "zone" i don't like having interuptions. It was getting on my nerves! I guess it snuck in when I wasn't paying attention. I do get serious reactions to gnat bites with much swelling, but this was a first for this kind of reaction from a mosquito. That night I had a sore spot on the temple, but no swelling at all. It was a true shock to look into the mirror in the morning and see my face looking like that. Wierd. I have not heard of any deer's biting here in Oregon. There was a real problem with wild turkeys last year. I heard that they attacked an elderly woman and knocked her down. She moved to a retirement community after that. Poor lady!

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

June 23, 2012
2:32 PM

Post #9177476

We have just had the first case of West Nile diagnosed here in La. ( New Orleans). It is possible to reduce the immediate area population, but with so much wetland around, it is impossible to get a firm hand on control. We do have GAH-zillions of biting gnats at present. Shortly before sunset, you can see clouds of them swarming about.
WormsLovSharon
Las Vegas, NV

June 23, 2012
7:23 PM

Post #9177777

No mosquitoes but I was gardening today for over 5 hours and a fly drove me nuts.

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

June 23, 2012
7:52 PM

Post #9177806

Have seen a few in the morning early while doing chores in garden,one followed me in back door evening before last. With a drought going on though they are nowhere near as bad ,usually there are swarms.
jwgold
Fallbrook, CA

June 24, 2012
2:17 AM

Post #9178029

No mosquitoes but the flies are bad, I think it,s the compost tea thats bringing the flies. Im busy most of the time so I dont notice them much.

Thumbnail by jwgold
Click the image for an enlarged view.

SPGardens

SPGardens
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(Zone 6a)

June 27, 2012
10:15 AM

Post #9183441

I just posted about Mosquito's in another forum...

An effective natural repellent is Vitamin B1 (Thiamin). or getting a Vitamin B shot.
Many pest control professionals in this area get a B shot regularly to protect themselves from the deadly West Niles Virus.

A good source for B vitamins is TwinLabs B-100 Caps (vitamin B- complex).
Taken daily it supplies Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vit B6, Folic Acid, Vit B12, Biotin, Pantothenic Acid, and more.




This message was edited Jun 28, 2012 9:04 AM
bonehead
Cedarhome, WA
(Zone 8b)

June 27, 2012
5:03 PM

Post #9183892

Fish, seeds, nuts also good sources of B1.

SPGardens

SPGardens
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(Zone 6a)

July 6, 2012
6:18 PM

Post #9195871

Fabric softener sheets! Pin several fabric softener dryer sheets to your clothes when you are outside. The sheets apparently have a repelling effect on mosquitoes...
thaidai
Phutthamonthon
Thailand
(Zone 10b)

July 7, 2012
6:22 PM

Post #9197140

It's 7.00 am here and I have already killed a dozen mossies with my trusty bat! Here in Thailand burning citrus fruit peel especially Pomelo peel is quite popular it creates smoke like the mosquito coils,

vitrsna

vitrsna
Colima
Mexico
(Zone 11)

July 8, 2012
7:45 AM

Post #9197638

thaidai...you kill mosquitoes with a bat? are you telling us that the mosquitoes are very large in Thailand? what do you do if a mosquito lands on a window? :-D do you have problems with dengue there or other types of mosquito-spread sickness?
thaidai
Phutthamonthon
Thailand
(Zone 10b)

July 22, 2012
7:46 PM

Post #9215052

Hi vitrsna

Sorry for late reply, have only just seen your message. The mosquito bat looks like a tennis raquet but with electrified strings so it kills by electric shock, the mosquitoes quit with a satisfying crack and spark, you can also get a mild shock if you put your hand on it, so manufacturers put a warning on it for people with dodgy hearts!. Have never seen one in England (but we don't have mosquitoes only midges) so it may be illegal in some other countries.

There are problems with dengue fever and malaria in some parts of the country fortunately not where we live. But then dengue fever is more dangerous for people between the ages of 16 and 25 (if i remember correctly) so at my mature age that should not be a problem!
destinip
Oklahoma City, OK
(Zone 7a)

July 24, 2012
12:18 AM

Post #9216545

It seems like at 5 o clock here in Oklahoma city (sort of near a creek as well) someone opens a flood gate and they are eating you alive. But up until then they are not bad. Weird huh?

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

July 24, 2012
5:25 AM

Post #9216645

Maybe they show up for rush hour...grin
tlm1
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 26, 2012
11:28 AM

Post #9219473

Last nights news reported our first confirmed case of West Nile Virus in the County….UGH!!! Thank goodness the woman is recovering...
LhasaLover
(Tammie) Odessa, TX
(Zone 7b)

July 26, 2012
12:15 PM

Post #9219527

The mosquitoes swarmed me the other evening when I went outside.. they were almost a cloud! I grabbed my bottle of listerine as fast as I could.. guess I was fast enough because I only got one bite and was outside about 2 hours. I sprayed myself several times because I was watering the yard and was determined NOT to geet bitten. My skin was a little sticky in a couple places from so much listerine but at least I had no mosquito bites.. I saw them hovering over my arms a lot but none landed.

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

July 26, 2012
12:38 PM

Post #9219550

From none all spring and summer to the last few days that now they are everywhere even in the drought conditions.Here they come they have adapted!!!...I hate those little vampires ,I really do!!!
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 26, 2012
2:21 PM

Post #9219666

I found the entire population for this county when fishing a small pond today. I did not fish long.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

July 26, 2012
3:15 PM

Post #9219706

We have had 14 cases of West Nile virus here in La. this year, but an unusually large number of W. Nile virus and eastern equine encephalitis in horses.
Found this state by state break down

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/Mapsactivity/surv&control12MapsAnybyState.htm
tlm1
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 26, 2012
3:41 PM

Post #9219726

WOW! That is very interesting! Thanks for the link! :-)

SPGardens

SPGardens
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(Zone 6a)

July 26, 2012
6:34 PM

Post #9219877

Thanks for the link! WV Virus is all over the country. Keep protecting yourselves.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

July 27, 2012
6:19 AM

Post #9220215

You are welcome. Yeah, it would seem mosquitoes are equal opportunity pests

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

July 28, 2012
11:22 AM

Post #9221525

Just saw in this morning's paper that the count is now up to 33 cases with 4 of them the more dangerous form. The more it rains, the more they breed. We have had some form of shower/heavy rain here for 17 of the last 21 days.
Neysa
La Puente, CA
(Zone 10a)

August 13, 2012
1:01 PM

Post #9240241

Neighbors and I sit out every evening under the shade of my elm tree. Mosquitoes are bad, they love me soooo much. I have many bites on me now. They itch awful. Does anyone know what to apply to stop the itching?

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

August 13, 2012
3:49 PM

Post #9240419

They have now returned with a vengeance and attitude here!! Try maybe Cortizone 10 ,healing creams,or the poison ivy gels.?I use the healing creams myself.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

August 13, 2012
4:36 PM

Post #9240450

I use Cortizone creams. Works pretty good for me. I usually average 4-5 bites within an hour each night and I put cream on it and the itching goes away after a few minutes usually unless I get a really bad one. Then it might be closer to an hour. lol

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

August 13, 2012
5:17 PM

Post #9240488

I try to stay as far away from them as possible...West nile cases have risen dramatically here and there have been 6 or 8 deaths across the state from it's more virulent form.
LhasaLover
(Tammie) Odessa, TX
(Zone 7b)

August 13, 2012
8:38 PM

Post #9240752

Have you tried the listerine to avoid the bites in the first place? It works very well for me. I buy bottles at dollar tree to use for spraying... just find something that has a good spray pattern you want to use.. I mix it about 50/50 with water. I keep the bottle handy because you do have to reapply to keep them off but to avoid bites, it is worth it. It is funny to see them hovering over your skin but not landing.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

August 13, 2012
9:11 PM

Post #9240767

I haven't tried that. will have to look into it. Thanks.

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

August 13, 2012
11:20 PM

Post #9240827

I've been using the listerine to avoid them in the first place,works pretty good,one bite in about two weeks.That is walking through clouds of them,nasty little vampires!!!
Krislinds3636
Fallbrook, CA

September 18, 2012
10:13 AM

Post #9278919

I found something that stops the itching of mosquito bites and chigger bites! It's called Mayan Oil. You can check out the website at http://mayanoil.com. It's made from tropical herbs and really works.

You cannot post until you register and login.


Other Voting Booth Threads you might be interested in:

SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
Type of lawn mower? dave 62 Nov 12, 2009 10:40 PM
Do you make compost? dave 52 Feb 22, 2010 8:05 PM
What's your one must-have gardening item? dave 195 Apr 6, 2012 2:46 PM
Botany Quiz: Monocarpic means dave 36 Sep 23, 2012 2:09 AM
How did you find out about DG? dave 150 Sep 30, 2014 3:18 PM


We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America