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What works to kill/prevent no see-ems/mosquito bites?  

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LKWriter4
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I have quite a time getting bit by mosquitoes and no see ems. Any suggestions? No matter how well I clean the no see ems are still in the house, they are fond of biting at dusk.

I have found if I use Lysol kitchen cleaner it works on most bugs, but I can't wear it! I get eaten alive!

Thanks!

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Posted : October 14, 2010 1:01 am
dougtamjj
(@dougtamjj)
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Deet

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Posted : October 14, 2010 1:08 am
FromAK
(@FromAK)
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Avon brand Skin So Soft lotion. The locals here in Alaska swear by it as the best thing to keep no-see-ums away. It might be a different variety down there but it's worth a try.

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Posted : October 14, 2010 5:43 am
AbovetheCliff
(@AbovetheCliff)
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The breeze.

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Posted : October 14, 2010 6:05 am
Neil
 Neil
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The breeze.

haha, and BBQ sauce, I hear 🙂

Seriously, when they get bad, I put on socks and that takes care of 90% of the problem.

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Posted : October 14, 2010 11:19 am
kimd
 kimd
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Try taking the over the counter zyrtec once a day. Your body will be less reactive to the bites and they won't swell and itch as much. Some people swear by high doses of vitamin b, but I think the vitamin smell starts to come out of your pores. Finally, deet. Use the off in the green can with the 25% deet, not the stuff in the orange can.

If there is a mosquito within a mile they are sure to find me and the above has definitely helped me.

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Posted : October 16, 2010 10:56 am
rhstoo
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Lots of people suggest Deet. My only concern is the dogs. They love to lick our legs. Won't Deet be a problem?

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Posted : October 16, 2010 8:20 pm
swans
(@swans)
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Good afternoon,

Deet is toxic to dogs and cats and can result in neurological problems. Please check with the veterinarian regarding products containing Deet.

Swan

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Posted : October 16, 2010 8:42 pm
popflops
(@popflops)
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Just got back from Reef Beach and we were just about eaten alive! I can't remember a time when tiny bugs were so bad.

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Posted : October 16, 2010 9:11 pm
Edward
(@Edward)
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I fumigate with Raid Deep Reach Fogger every 4 weeks.

3 foggers. One in the living room/kitchen area and one in each bedroom.

Hardly ever a bug in my 2-bedroom apartment.

Edward in New Hampshire

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Posted : October 16, 2010 10:42 pm
redeyesadie
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Socks are a great suggestion. From what I have read about them, no see-ums like to bite around our feet and ankles because the skin is thinner there.

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Posted : October 16, 2010 11:57 pm
STXBob
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I've heard that mosquoties, etc. are attracted to foot odor.

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Posted : October 17, 2010 2:22 am
film
 film
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I have also heard that mosquitoes are attracted to foot odor but do not like bad breath, cursing, or whiny people. Funny little buggers.

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Posted : October 17, 2010 3:05 am
kieren
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Socks are a great suggestion. From what I have read about them, no see-ums like to bite around our feet and ankles because the skin is thinner there.

i haven't worn socks in over 2 years. don't think i even have any anymore...

don't scratch your bug bites and they disappear much faster, after a couple years you won't even realize ur getting bit.

http://www.facebook.com/jkieren

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Posted : October 18, 2010 12:32 am
dntw8up
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Finally, deet. Use the off in the green can with the 25% deet, not the stuff in the orange can.

My spouse is very sensitive to bites, and has used OFF in the orange can daily for years.

I choose to live in the Caribbean in planning for my infinite future, to try to grow accustomed to the heat...

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Posted : October 18, 2010 4:19 am
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