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Mosquitos are chasing me!

Old 08-10-21, 06:28 AM
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I've had success with Pennyroyal essential oil (don't get it on your skin, is toxic).
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6
I rigged a head net on my MTB helmet last summer. if I can find a pic, I'll come back here
found them

w/o a stabilizing hole to keep it in place, it slides back

w/o a hole for my camera mount. helps keep it in place. when not required I rolled it up, somewhat

I can't be swatting flies while I'm 2 handed climbing a hill on the MTB in the forest. when I'm out in the clear, moving faster, it isn't needed as much
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Originally Posted by 1989Pre
I've had success with Pennyroyal essential oil (don't get it on your skin, is toxic).
Doesn’t sound essential to me.
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Originally Posted by Reflector Guy
A co-worker used to spray WD40 on all exposed skin; he claimed it kept the mosquitoes away. For some reason though I wouldn't recommend that.

He's dead now, in case you're wondering.
I guess he thought it was better to burn out than it was to rust.....sorry couldn't resist.

Funny how this thread was dormant for a year, but then the skeeters started effing with us and the thread returned.

Shall we do it again same time next year. I hate the little bastards. We have have a lot of bats in the evening in my area and I welcome them as they feast on the skeeters.
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe
I was on a mosquito forum the other day. They all claimed they could average 3 mph in a group flight, but I think it's just typical internet inflation of the actual numbers.
Sounds like the mosquitos have learned to form a peloton and draft.
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DEET (100% from REI) "Jungle Juice" works for me, and I put in on my skin where necessary as well as my clothes. Who cares about the extra fingers and toes that I'm growing?
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Originally Posted by erferf1
i heard mosquitos like certain kinds of blood…..
My wife is my mosquito repellent. They attack her and leave me alone.

In south Texas, mosquito repellent is as important as spare tube. I learned the hard way that fixing a flat without repellent is a fresh hell.
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We learned to stay away from the all natural stuff. My wife is an essential oils type of person. First day we toured Prince Edward Island I told her to grab the can of deet and she decided on the essential oil repellent. Someone forgot to tell them that they were supposed to be repelled cause they seemed to think the stuff was extra seasoning. Any they might only fly 2mph but when you're getting up to speed they get on and stay on. Although she could keep them off her front and the jersey was baggy enough to keep them off her back for the most part her butt was seriously attacked by them. Next morning after leaving camp we stopped and bought a new can of deet.
We treat some of our clothes with the Permathrine which helps some but it doesn't protect bare skin, I do buy a tick specific form of Deep Woods Off that keeps most of the mosquitos at bay.
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A good tasting nasty cigar, garlic juice mixed with olive oil, eating garlic, clothing, clothing dusted with Flea Powder, clothing dusted with Sulfur Powder...

And then there is DEET. The true back up when all else fails....

REM: Citronella and the like can attract Bears, but not garlic unless they are Urban Bears... Ha

No matter where you're at... There you are... Δf:=f(1/2)-f(-1/2)
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Originally Posted by roundypndr
You can have fun building on of these to either speed past the mosquitoes, or fry those pesky little critters to a crisp if the engine happens to flame out.

I'm glad they explained how that pulse jet engine works, because I was wondering why the intake was facing backwards whereas a normal jet engine has the intake on the front.
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Sprays usually work
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