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Fly and Mozzie control

Postby Titch » Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:51 pm

Got me stumped this past week, usually not a problem, using Rid but no help.
What,s you best mozzie and fly deterrent?
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Re: Fly and Mozzie control

Postby GypsyLady » Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:42 pm

This is the only fly and mozzie detterent IMO and am about to try it out on sandflies this coming Easter.

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Rosemary & Cedarwood Oils (the cream format)

Google it for more info and I found it at the local Horseland store.
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Re: Fly and Mozzie control

Postby Titch » Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:12 pm

That rings a bell, lets know your thoughts after Easter.
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Re: Fly and Mozzie control

Postby Dettie » Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:15 pm

... bloody sandflies!

What's your take on citranella candles?

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Re: Fly and Mozzie control

Postby Rosco532 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:58 pm

Sanderwood candles......Citranella bamboo torch.....Mortein mozzie coils......aerosol can of 'off'.....Avis is like a magnet for drawing them in (mozzies....that is...lol)..infact she even wears a bracelet and has a sorta like, 'electric zapper'...if she does get bitten..........
ME.....Well,,,I reckon keep a good fire burning....that seems to keep them away, OH,, and drink heaps of Gin & Tonic.....(its the tonic that does the trick.....gins just for flavor...lol)
We have been down and stocked up for this weekend......we both got eaten alive down at Inskip...worst place We have ever been for mozzies

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Re: Fly and Mozzie control

Postby Rosco532 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:04 pm

I forgot to mention another one,,,,,and I have actually seen this work just last week out at Redlands Bay......
My sister-in-law, buys a cheap mouth wash and sprays it around the walls where we are sitting....(she puts it into an atomizer bottle) ...and YES.......blow me down it DID work !!!!!!!

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Re: Fly and Mozzie control

Postby GypsyLady » Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:47 pm

Dettie wrote:...

What's your take on citranella candles?

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Re: Fly and Mozzie control

Postby capella_ben » Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:06 pm

For flies, I heard that a half filled zip lock bag of water pegged over the doorway stops them. Anyone seen this work?

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Re: Fly and Mozzie control

Postby Poodle Jewel » Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:55 pm

Yes i too know of someone that uses Aldis mouth wash..if you have a fire pour a bottle of citronella oil over the wood a good 3/4 hours before you light it.
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Re: Fly and Mozzie control

Postby Lin » Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:56 pm

I too have given up on citronella. I believe it only works if you are directly in the smoke of the candle. Same with the citronella lotions or spray: if you miss one tiny spot, the mozzies will still get you there.

I might try the fly traps when we go to Wee Jasper next.
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Re: Fly and Mozzie control

Postby toucan » Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:20 pm

One useful thing i have come across are the fly spray stickers in the shape of flowers etc.

My 4 kids never zip up the tent so we always get flies in there and since you shouldn't use sprays i stick one on the pole of their camp bunks and one on the frame of the pantry. Worked a treat! swept up quite a few dead flies.

I also stick one on the kitchen so i dont need to spray near the food.

I only use these for trips of a week or more as i'm not sure how cost effective they are. :grin:
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