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ReneeG

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I swear by the Off Insect Lanterns. I keep several around our camping area. It works. We also spray a yard guard when we first arrive and again during our stay. We purchase the lemongrass natural fogger from Costco. Plus of course, using a lot of bug spray and we wash it off at night before getting in bed.


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Thermacell works great

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philh wrote:

Thermacell works great


Is this battery run or plugs in?

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Thermacells are very effective, but the pesticide they emit, allethrin, is toxic to cats. So if you camp with kitty, you might not want to use it.


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You can't control them.
A smoky fire helps.
The only solution for serious mosquitoes is a head net, long sleeves, long pants, and DEET on everything.

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I dislike chemicals and what it can mean in a body so....

Here is a natural mix that we use and it works well. A sealer jar with Apple Cider vinegar..and a handful of parsley. Break up the parsley...stuff it in the jat with the vinegar and into the fridge for 24 hours. I use a personal spray bottle...works really wlel. Yes, there is taste on the lips and an odour..for about a minute.Once it dries...no left over smell or taste.

As far as inside an RV? Get the mosquito screens from Home Depot and the like...smaller mesh. Easy to switch out.


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ReneeG wrote:

philh wrote:

Thermacell works great


Is this battery run or plugs in?


Neither. Comes with a teeny tiny propane cell

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They bother my wife more than me, so she takes the box fan, turns it on facing her on either medium or high and it works. ( Never leaves home without it). Stays in the T.T. all the time. [emoticon]


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I use a combination of stuff. (If they are bad, none of it will work.) I use a DEET spray on myself. I like the stuff labeled DRY the best. It makes you feel less slimey. I carry a propane powered insect fogger. But, some places you camp may frown on those. You basically have to gas out the whole campground to make them work. I carry several cans of Yard Guard. A Themacell helps too. I don't know if the Citronella candles help but, I try everything. And finally, if I am camping with electricity then I use a box fan blowing on where I'm setting to keep them away.

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philh wrote:

ReneeG wrote:

philh wrote:

Thermacell works great


Is this battery run or plugs in?


Neither. Comes with a teeny tiny propane cell


Thank you. I'll check it out.

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