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Damn Mosquitoes


#1

Hey I live in southern california and I just recently found like 10 mosquito bites on me after waking up. Does anyone know any tricks to keeping these little bastards away? I've never really had a problem with mosquitos till a few days ago.


#2

I've heard that a sheet of Bounce tucked in your belt loop will work. I was going to give that one a try this year since I can't use mosquito repellant, but they haven't been that bad so far. If you try it let me know if it works.


#3

You're going to have to figure out how the damn things got in your house in the first place.


#4

Vitaminshoppe sells some deet free repellant. I have it up on my dresser now unused since I didn't see fireworks this year.


#5

Remove any standing water you have in the area, and any old tires and other crap that it may accumulate in. If you live near a swamp or stagnant pond, just get used to it, or call the local public health department and complain about West Nile virus.


#6

What kind of Dam are these mosquitos coming from?


#7

If I only knew.... then I could eradicate all of them. I'm going to try the belt loop trick though. I'll let you know how it goes.


#8

I lived in the MS delta for a few years next to a bayou - learned all the tricks. Citronella, 'Skin So Soft' lotion, Deep Woods Off or anything with a high concentration of deets is good. I heard eating garlic works, never tried it. Like the other guy said, get rid of all your standing water if possible.


#9

Thanks for the advice, removed all the water, and i'm going to get some of that high deet lotion and see what happens.