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#1 (permalink)      3/8/2022 4:55:00 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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I will put this to test
I also got SKU 9731270

These 2 will put to the test in roughly 3.5 months

Premature thread, I agree.

What happends in 3.5 months you ask...well

Toward end of June where I live we get infested with swarms of 1-mosquitos 2-Deer flies 3-Black flies...yup, all at the same time for a solid 2-3 weeks...no kidding, last year I had to walk about with long sleeves and a mosquito net on my head and still came out of it all with scabs and holes all over my arms
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#2 (permalink)      3/8/2022 4:58:11 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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After those bugs comes huge ants, then right after comes some other huge bugs that make noises when they crawl about (no kidding) its waves after waves of critters

then is strawberry/raspberry/mushrooms/wild tea time \o/
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#3 (permalink)      3/8/2022 5:03:21 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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LOL
Keep us posted.

That said, don't know how Quebec was last year in relation to Ontario despite being next door to one another but I have never seen mosquitoes as annoying as they were in 2021.

Indeed 2 friends of mine here from India, which they claim to be the mosquito capital were humorously complaining on several occasions how much worse they were here in Toronto than India.

They were so covered in bites in September (as was I) they were at first concerned they had inadvertently been invaded by bed bugs but once discovering all of us were getting the same bites at dusk they relaxed.


This year I figured I would need mosquito repellant at dusk so although I have little faith in this product would still be interested to hear how it works out.

Edited on 3/8/2022 at 7:02 PM. Reason: auto correct mistake
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I will also be trying something I havent seen here on FT (or anything resembling it) its called thermacell...some contraption that works with butane and chem mats...but cant walk about with it, it supposed to "protect" in a 15foot radius so good for camping or while foraging
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Still.Me wrote:

LOL
Keep us posted.

This year I figured I would need mosquito repellant at dusk so although I have little faith in this product would still be interested to hear how it works out.



The makers of those 2 watches are protecting their rears as they dont claim more than 70% efficacy...how can this be translated I got no idea

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#6 (permalink)      3/9/2022 12:05:57 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Looking forward to read your review. Had at least 5 or 6 times malaria so if this would help, it would be an instabuy

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I have a bunch of buddies from the army and they taught me the ultimate trick for repelling mosquitos: Avon Skin-So-Soft lotion. I don't know what Avon put in that skin lotion as its not intended or marketed as a bug repellent, but it works better than even the heavy strength DEET creams and sprays. I can personally attest that it works amazingly well and doesn't smell bad like some bug sprays. After a long camping trip it's immediately obvious who used the avon vs DEET because all the DEET users are covered in bites.

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Willing to try anything.

So just to confirm you have used this particular bottle?
(Will buy some if so)

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Still.Me wrote:

Willing to try anything.

So just to confirm you have used this particular bottle?
(Will buy some if so)



Yes that's the one! It's an absolute mystery to me how it works so well against mosquitoes, but like I said, even the grunts in the Army use it instead of their issued DEET products. Amazing stuff.

edit: I can also recommend the Burt's Bees brand natural mosquito repellent. It's just a bunch of herbs and smelly oils but it also works better than DEET in my experience, but not as well as Avon.


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black flies which is day 2 of them out here so not really biting us but bumping into us....not really working.

no bite so far though

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so far its a big failure.

i use a thermacell MR300 portable system that works instead (home hardware,$40)

Edited on 6/4/2022 at 10:54 AM
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