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The Fl. State Bird..Mosquitos!

Discussion in 'Florida Vapors Club' started by Mary Kay, Jul 28, 2009.

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  1. Mary Kay

    Mary Kay ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 3, 2009
    West Tampa Fl.
    Ban the Fl. state bird with these idea's..or post some of your own if you know any!:rolleyes:

    Natural Mosquito Repellents:
    • [SIZE=-1]
    • Splashing plain rubbing alcohol on yourself and allowing it to dry will deter mosquitoes from biting you.
    • Rub Vick's Vaporub® on your pants and legs to ward off ticks.
    • Use half vanilla (has to be pure vanilla) and half water and for a mosquito and tick repellent.
    • Dab lavender oil on your pulse points; it smells great on you but repels insects. [/SIZE]
     
  2. T-BAYJ

    T-BAYJ Full Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    Tampa Bay , FL

    I read this and got to thinking that I get even alive , bad ...and remember when i was younger I had a slight vitamin b deficiency ...so ive been loading up taking b-12 and b-complex twice a day , and ive only been bit about once a day since for past three days ..Which is really low for usually get hit around 20 times a day
     
  3. Mary Kay

    Mary Kay ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 3, 2009
    West Tampa Fl.
    Hey..One more type of Vitamin b couldn't hurt! I am trying that. Thanks!
     
  4. Wench

    Wench Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 16, 2009
    Pensacola, Fl.
    I use Tea Tree oil. Not only good for skin and other numerous uses, evidently the buggers hate the smell as I found out.
     
  5. T-BAYJ

    T-BAYJ Full Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    Tampa Bay , FL
    According to google its thiamine (vitamin B1) that is thought to thwart of the little vampires . Its found in most b-complex but takes a while for it to start effect

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Some studies suggest that taking thiamine (vitamin B1) 25mg to 50 mg three times per day is effective in reducing mosquito bites. This safe vitamin apparently produces a skin odor that is not detectable by humans, but is disagreeable to pregnant mosquitoes (Pediatric Clinics of North America, 16:191, 1969). It seems to be especially effective for those people with large allergic reactions. Thiamine takes about 2 weeks before the odor fully saturates the skin. Garlic may work in the same way (except, of course, the odor is detectable by humans), but I have seen no scientific studies supporting this. One recent study was unable to demonstrate that garlic was an effective mosquito repellant (Med Vet Entomol, 2005, 19(1)84-9.)[/FONT]
     
  6. MissVapor

    MissVapor Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 25, 2009
    Vapin Hot Florida
    dont forget a couple dryer sheets in your pockets
     
  7. MissVapor

    MissVapor Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 25, 2009
    Vapin Hot Florida
    does vanilla really work? have you tried that?
     
  8. Mary Kay

    Mary Kay ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 3, 2009
    West Tampa Fl.
    Not me..but I'll try anything!:oops:
     
  9. FL-Eagle

    FL-Eagle Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 10, 2009
    Holiday, FL
    I take a b-complex daily, I'm big on the vitamin thing but skeeters still seem to find me desirable :mad:

    I've never heard of the dryer sheets in the pocket and I may give that a try.

    Avon Skin So Soft works fairly well against skeeters but does nothing fro those nasty little flying teeth no-see'um's.

    Came across this and am thinking about giving it a try when I'm out fishing since you don't apply it directly to the skin: Clip-On Mosquito Repellent by OFF!
     
  10. Mary Kay

    Mary Kay ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 3, 2009
    West Tampa Fl.
    We have so many lakes and yards with ponds in them (2 to 10 acre lots) that I would need a box fan tied fore and aft to keep the little vamps off!:p
     
  11. scintar

    scintar Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 21, 2009
    Pinellas Park FL
    i'm gettin eaten as we speak! I've done some recent googleing and they say the only thing that REALLY works is deet. The highest concentrate of deet is in Off Deep Woods. Sure would also like to know if somthing like vanilla works?
     
  12. Kate51

    Kate51 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Mar 27, 2009
    Argyle Wi USA
    I think I know what the problem is.
    Wisconsin this time of year is about 85`, humidity about the same, and little buggers of all kinds are trying to eat us and feed their young.
    Tonight it's 56`, we've had three thunderstorms this week, the yard is a foot tall and I don't have time to pull weeds out of the flowers....but there's not one mosquito any where to be found!
    I bought some new tank tops this year for the hot humid days, so far haven't even tried them on. It's sweatshirts and more blankets on the bed, and against my husband's Red Neck religion to turn on the furnace until the end of October, for sure. Maybe later. Geez. This is the coldest ever summer on record for us. I wish I had a few mosquitos, but I think right now they're all on vacation in Florida! :thumbs:
    Look guys, I'm six days away from 6 months! Next Friday I'm going somewhere expensive for dinner. Kinda hungry for Lobster!!!!! Don't worry, I'll dress warm....
     
  13. Draco

    Draco Senior Member ECF Veteran

    May 28, 2009
    Royal Palm Beach, FL
    Ugh their annoying little buggers. Where I live is basically 'old' everglades area... IE right near lake O.. Ish.. So yea.. Ditches out front, pond behind every home.. Its mosquito heaven >.> Best thing ive found is avon skin so soft for getting the little things away.
     
  14. FL-Eagle

    FL-Eagle Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 10, 2009
    Holiday, FL
    Scintar, the deet does work but I am very leary about putting it directly on my skin.
    Years ago I used to do landscaping and lawn maintenance, I was in an Army surplus store and they were selling military grade deet. It was 99.9% deet, i learned real quick you don't get it on anything plastic as it melts it. And I noticed that when I put it on my heart rate shot through the roof.

    There is on thing I've found that works everytime without fail.

    Don't go out after the sun sets :p
     
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