KLAX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 1 month 12 hours ago) and read 1183 times:
I HATE Mosquitos...alot
Infact, I have become somewhat an ace at Mosquito killing while sitting here at the PC. My record was 6 in one evening. Quick reflexes and good eyes needed. I just don't think the spiders around here are doing a very good job at population control...
Msh744 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 463 posts, RR: 2 Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 11 hours ago) and read 1173 times:
Yeah, definitely! But who is pro-Mosquito? I don't really think any sane human being can like something that bites them (and in areas of Africa, gives you Malaria). But yeah, I really don't like mosquitos.
Kappa13 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 163 posts, RR: 3 Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1166 times:
The worse is when your trying to get asleep and you just hear the buzzing. The buzzing keeps getting closer and closer and then it stops. Then it's silent. That's when I crack myself in the face trying to kill it. Does anyone know of a better way?
Dragogoalie From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 1220 posts, RR: 7 Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1145 times:
I got this keychain at the discovery channel store the other day. Its emits a very high pitched noise that supposedly makes mosquitos stay away from you. My preliminary results with the thing are that it doesn't work. I was standing out watching planes today and was bitten multiple times, but I was bitten less than my friend. But not that much less. If worst comes to worst, I paid 10$ for a solar powered LED light.
IMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6208 posts, RR: 42 Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1137 times:
There are 2 easy options I know to keep biting bugs away. Garlic and Brewers yeast. One teaspoon of brewers yeast on your morning oatmeal or a good dose of garlic 2 or 3 times a week makes your blood rather unpleasant to the little beasts. For outside relief use dry ice. Just set a chunk about 10 feet away and you'll have no problems. Just make sure there are no small children or dogs around. Cats are no problem, they'll stay away.
PS: Thanks Johan. I truly believe you've covered things well and we will behave.
What is it with all the "is there a possibilty airline X will.." threads? The answer it'll is possible.
Redngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 51 Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1114 times:
I hate mosquitoes. I am an equal-opportunity offender when it comes to insects and other creatures that own more limbs than me (notice I didn't say "more feet" because I love cats!)
My family goes up to cottage country in Canada every summer, and we stay in cabins on a lake... It is beautiful during the day, but when the sun sets... We spray all of the screens and doors, and then we wait at the door when everyone comes in off the fishing boats. They get to go through the "swat patrol" which means: come through the door, stand like you're getting a security screening, and we swat all the ones that hung on to you when you came in.
Turbolet From Cape Verde, joined Nov 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1 Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1109 times:
I get most annoyed when I wake up in the morning and notice new mosquito bites all over my arms. Frightfully reminiscent of acne, and what's more, in an area where I can actually see them without a mirror.
Redngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 51 Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1089 times:
EA-- Mosquitoes smell their target first. Obviously we humans can smell garlic, but they can also smell it, and they can smell a chemical that comes from human metabolism of the Vitamin B complex. Brewer's yeast contains a lot of Vitamin Bs, and I've heard of other people simply taking Vitamin B supplements.
Aloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8394 posts, RR: 47 Reply 16, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1062 times:
As for the buzzing, a simple ceiling fan prevents you from hearing it. Not from being stinged, though... I got to know that during my student exchange to Brazil, and it seems like nothing could help; literally nothing. I took Vitamin B pills but got stinged no less. I used a kind of joss sticks that were supposed to keep them off - nothing but horrible reek.
But by the end of the year, I had become sort of immune to the itching; my immune system probably noticed that it didn't need to fight that anti-clotting stuff anymore, having learnt that when it fought scores of stings simultaneously. The highest number I counted was in the heighbourhood of 150, but I gave up then. Only thing that could probably have fought it is Autan, but you don't get that over there...
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