Mosquito repellant

Anything to do with camping, fundamentals, secrets, etc...

Postby doris s. » Mon May 03, 2010 11:47 pm

rob,

we haven't had any luck with SSS avon product either. i've given up on repellent. i have a light white long sleeve shirt and light cotton pants if we are camping at the beach or in a bad bug area. it can be hot but better than being bitten up or poisoned by repellent.

doris
User avatar
doris s.
500 Club
 
Posts: 675
Images: 31
Joined: Mon Aug 31, 2009 5:15 pm
Location: jefferson, maryland

mosquitoes

Postby queeniejeanne » Tue May 04, 2010 7:54 am

Has anyone told you about regular Listerine in a spray bottle....works fair. Smells good and you don't have to worry about any damage to clothing or air quality....and you can still spray it in your mouth.... :lol: Some folks in Arkansas told us about this...we keep it in our camper, but in Montana and Yellowstone they (mosquitoes drank it) maybe it only works in AR...??????
Queenie Jeanne
HEY a tiny trailer. Whatever it takes.
User avatar
queeniejeanne
Lifetime member
 
Posts: 727
Images: 21
Joined: Wed Jun 18, 2008 3:52 pm
Location: Branson Missouri

Postby JordanRHughes » Mon May 10, 2010 2:48 pm

Do not eat preservatives.

Stick to the fresh fruits and vegetables. Eat your steak plain and so on.

I went camping one time and everyone eating with me ate all the chips and pop they could eat. They were also drinking beer and other alcohol. Later that night I was waring a tank top with no bits and everyone else was hiding in tents.

____________________________________
Jordan
myrtle beach hotels
Last edited by JordanRHughes on Tue May 11, 2010 1:13 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
JordanRHughes
Teardrop Inspector
 
Posts: 9
Joined: Wed May 05, 2010 11:22 am
Top

Postby PKCSPT » Mon May 10, 2010 8:56 pm

Minnesota I use Deep Woods off, one reason is for skeeters but also wood ticks. I wonder how some of these other suggestions would work against ticks.
141240 145569147706
PKCSPT
Silver Donating Member
 
Posts: 1507
Images: 60
Joined: Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:27 pm
Location: Minnesota
Top

Postby PKCSPT » Mon May 10, 2010 8:56 pm

Minnesota I use Deep Woods off, one reason is for skeeters but also wood ticks. I wonder how some of these other suggestions would work against ticks.
141240 145569147706
PKCSPT
Silver Donating Member
 
Posts: 1507
Images: 60
Joined: Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:27 pm
Location: Minnesota
Top

Postby TPMcGinty » Tue May 11, 2010 6:54 am

I use a Thermacell! They work great!
Tim

Image
User avatar
TPMcGinty
Gold Donating Member
 
Posts: 1558
Images: 146
Joined: Sat Nov 10, 2007 7:16 pm
Location: Saint Michael, MN
Top

Postby Haric » Mon May 24, 2010 6:12 am

It's no secret that mosquito bites can transfer a number of diseases to humans and animals,the most common of which are malaria,dengue fever and encephalitis. 8)
Haric
Teardrop Inspector
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Mon May 24, 2010 5:18 am
Top

Postby starleen2 » Mon May 24, 2010 8:03 am

Image
User avatar
starleen2
5th Teardrop Club
 
Posts: 16256
Images: 48
Joined: Sat May 12, 2007 8:26 pm
Location: Pea Ridge ,AR
Top

Postby Arne » Mon May 24, 2010 8:41 am

I use spray 'off'. I do not spray it on me, I spray it onto my hand and apply it on exposed skin, sparingly.
www.freewebs.com/aero-1
---
.
I hope I never get too old to play (Arne, Sept 11, 2010)
.
User avatar
Arne
Mr. Subject Line
 
Posts: 5383
Images: 96
Joined: Fri Aug 13, 2004 12:25 pm
Location: Middletown, CT
Top

in the philipins

Postby vinsmell@yahoo.com » Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:21 pm

back home we use a lotion called of not sure what the ingredient is that make mosquito hate you, ahahahaha
vinsmell@yahoo.com
Teardrop Inspector
 
Posts: 8
Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:47 pm
Location: Makati City
Top

Postby Ageless » Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:47 pm

A skeeter can detect you 7 miles away . . . .you'd think there would be a closer warm body that he'd be interested in.
Strangers on this road we are on; we are not two, we are one - Raymond Douglas Davies
User avatar
Ageless
Platinum Donating Member
 
Posts: 1603
Images: 8
Joined: Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:34 am
Location: Pt. Orchard, WA
Top

Postby Larwyn » Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:42 am

Seems the best mosquito repellent for me is just to have someone else around. They seem to bite others more than me but if I am the only choice they will eat me up, at those times I use deet. Yea I know, but I'd rather not waste my time and money on junk that almost works.

If there is power, an electric fan goes a long way toward keeping the mosquitoes away from you. They cannot fly in much of a wind. I have actually watched them try, they just get swept away....... :lol:
Larwyn

Keeper of the Most Out Of Control Shop (2005)

I feel bad for the man that cannot spell a word more than one way. Mark Twain
User avatar
Larwyn
Mad Kilted Texan
 
Posts: 1658
Images: 210
Joined: Sun Jun 20, 2004 12:06 pm
Location: Kerrville, Texas
Top

Postby godskid » Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:59 am

I've heard that catnip oil can work wonders. Heavily diluted, and sprayed on. I don't have any, so I haven't tried it.
User avatar
godskid
The 300 Club
 
Posts: 317
Images: 10
Joined: Wed Jul 01, 2009 5:53 pm
Location: Chicago area
Top

Postby parnold » Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:01 pm

I am a fan of DEET!!
User avatar
parnold
Donating Member
 
Posts: 2342
Images: 302
Joined: Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:49 pm
Location: Northwest New Jersey
Top

Postby tonyj » Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:31 pm

I have tried several of the remedies mentioned: dryer sheet(s), mouthwash spray, fogging (never in a campground!), cintronella.

The only ones I've found to work are Skintastic, deep woods off (with lots of deet), or as Larwyn suggested, a very large fan.

I have also observed that many times it boils down to individual bodily chemistry. I get eaten up while folk next to me sit in comfort. And if mosquitoes can detect me from up to 7 miles away, I just hope I get inside before they all get there, because I must appear to be a big dessert smorgasbord to them.
Still graced with two eyes and ten fingers (due in no small part to luck!).

Just when you think a problem is solved, an uglier result replaces it.

tony
User avatar
tonyj
Super Lifetime Member
 
Posts: 2468
Images: 160
Joined: Mon Sep 26, 2005 10:18 pm
Location: Texas, Corpus Christi
Top

PreviousNext

Return to Camping Secrets

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest