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Jun 10, 2021 18:25:37   #
cameranut Loc: North Carolina
 
Does anyone know if this gadget really works to repel or kill mosquitoes?
I don't trust the "reviews" I read on their sell site. I want to hear from real,live, human bait.
Is there anything that DOES work, other than metal armor? I don't care what it costs.
Want to chime in? Let's hear it.

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Jun 10, 2021 18:46:08   #
Bridges Loc: Memphis, Charleston SC, now Nazareth PA
 
cameranut wrote:
Does anyone know if this gadget really works to repel or kill mosquitoes?
I don't trust the "reviews" I read on their sell site. I want to hear from real,live, human bait.
Is there anything that DOES work, other than metal armor? I don't care what it costs.
Want to chime in? Let's hear it.


Someone just posted yesterday that Sawyer's Insect repellent was the best they have tried. You have to apply it to your clothing and let it dry. Poster said it kills tics and the bottle states that it is effective for deterring mosquitoes.

Since I like photographing in the salt marshes along the east coast, I'm going to try it.

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Jun 10, 2021 21:22:26   #
cameranut Loc: North Carolina
 
Bridges wrote:
Someone just posted yesterday that Sawyer's Insect repellent was the best they have tried. You have to apply it to your clothing and let it dry. Poster said it kills tics and the bottle states that it is effective for deterring mosquitoes.

Since I like photographing in the salt marshes along the east coast, I'm going to try it.


Thanks for responding Mike. I was hoping to find something that wouldn't involve putting something smelly on my skin or clothing.

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Jun 11, 2021 01:11:40   #
tramsey Loc: Texas
 
I stick with old reliable Deep Woods Off

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Jun 11, 2021 06:24:58   #
tcthome Loc: Keansburg , NJ
 
Bridges wrote:
Someone just posted yesterday that Sawyer's Insect repellent was the best they have tried. You have to apply it to your clothing and let it dry. Poster said it kills tics and the bottle states that it is effective for deterring mosquitoes.

Since I like photographing in the salt marshes along the east coast, I'm going to try it.


Same here, I missed it the other day so thanks. I believe it will last threw 5 washes. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

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Jun 11, 2021 06:43:47   #
whfowle Loc: Tampa first, now Albuquerque
 
Sawyer's makes a product you spray on your clothes and let dry. The last time I was out in the woods of Alaska, I used a mesh over-jacket with hood that I had treated with this product and it worked really well. You can get it on Amazon. When you take off the jacket, put it in a large zip lock bag and it will last all season.

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Jun 11, 2021 07:09:59   #
Jimmy T Loc: Quicksburg, Virginia
 
cameranut wrote:
Does anyone know if this gadget really works to repel or kill mosquitoes?
I don't trust the "reviews" I read on their sell site. I want to hear from real,live, human bait.
Is there anything that DOES work, other than metal armor? I don't care what it costs.
Want to chime in? Let's hear it.


Consumer Reports Results, in order:
Natrapel Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent Aerosol
Repel Insect Repellent Mosquito Wipes
Off Deep Woods Insect Repellent Towelettes
Coleman SkinSmart Insect Repellent
Smile,
JimmyT Sends
BBBbbbbzzzzzzzzzzz

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Jun 11, 2021 08:06:09   #
Canisdirus
 
I drink apple cider vinegar every day (it's delicious actually).
Mosquitos ignore me.

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Jun 11, 2021 08:11:34   #
jerold222 Loc: Southern Minnesota
 
We have used Sawyer Permetherin for years now. We do volunteer work for the DNR and get into some really nasty tick and mosquito infested places. You spray it on your clothes and let it dry. The clothes should be hung up to be sprayed and NOT while wearing them. Read the label! Don't be breathing it while spraying. Once it is dry, it is completely safe. It is good for 6 weeks or 6 to 10 launderings.
It will kill what ever lands on your clothes, works best for ticks. Flying mosquitos will still attack your exposed skin so you still need Deep woods off, Cutters or similar.

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Jun 11, 2021 09:12:49   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
It seems like the traditional bug zapper except that it's quiet because it doesn't electrocute the bugs. It attracts them and pulls them down into a chamber. One thing I've always wondered about these devices is the fact that it attracts mosquitos. Don't you want to do the opposite? I can imagine one gal approaching the tempting light, "Wow! That's a great-looking light! Let me check it out, but first, I see some tasty humans down there. I'd better have a meal before I check on that light."

https://www.laweekly.com/buzz-b-gone-review-smart-uv-mosquito-trap-or-shocking-scam/

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Jun 11, 2021 09:22:30   #
Canisdirus
 
jerryc41 wrote:
It seems like the traditional bug zapper except that it's quiet because it doesn't electrocute the bugs. It attracts them and pulls them down into a chamber. One thing I've always wondered about these devices is the fact that it attracts mosquitos. Don't you want to do the opposite? I can imagine one gal approaching the tempting light, "Wow! That's a great-looking light! Let me check it out, but first, I see some tasty humans down there. I'd better have a meal before I check on that light."

https://www.laweekly.com/buzz-b-gone-review-smart-uv-mosquito-trap-or-shocking-scam/
It seems like the traditional bug zapper except th... (show quote)


I used to have a zapper, and realized I was actually attracting them.
They also kill lots of innocent insects as well.
I finally shelved it.

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Jun 11, 2021 09:50:20   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
Canisdirus wrote:
I used to have a zapper, and realized I was actually attracting them.
They also kill lots of innocent insects as well.
I finally shelved it.


Fortunately, mosquitoes aren't a problem around here. Maybe it's the bad air.

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Jun 11, 2021 10:15:40   #
Waxhouse Loc: Tampa Via Philadelphia
 
Avon Skin So Soft Repels Mosquitoes. Been using it for years.

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Jun 11, 2021 10:35:42   #
sippyjug104 Loc: Missouri
 
A bit of advice from someone who learned the hard way. Insect repellent is also a fantastic solvent so DO NOT get it on your camera gear or like I did on the dark grey leather seats of the car. It stripped the color out of the leather so I now have spill marks about three shades lighter where spilled.

Another time my hands were still damp with Deep Woods Off and it made the rubber grip of my D810 gummy.

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Jun 11, 2021 14:00:44   #
cameranut Loc: North Carolina
 
tramsey wrote:
I stick with old reliable Deep Woods Off


Thanks for responding tramsey, but as I told Mike,I don't want to apply any chemicals to my skin. I have some unhealed wounds from scratching. I think I went through a nest of them.

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