Mosquito Spray??

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Re: Mosquito Spray??

Postby will_deness » Mon Apr 07, 2008 5:06 pm

gypsylady wrote:
AussieSunset wrote:Mite do that GL :grin:


Please let me know how they compare AS.

I thought I came home on saturday with a bottle of Listerine but on further investigation I discovered it was a product called Listermint.

If it don't killem, least you know they will bite you with fresh breath :P
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Re: Mosquito Spray??

Postby GypsyLady » Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:12 am

will_deness wrote:
If it don't killem, least you know they will bite you with fresh breath :P


It may not hurt if the 'nasties' don't get in...
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Re: Mosquito Spray??

Postby spiritual sky » Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:02 pm

Has anyone else ever tried burning cow I like to keep away mossies/sandflys????

Works wonders :+ ...burns well&doesnt smell

Has to be dry...
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Re: Mosquito Spray??

Postby GypsyLady » Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:23 pm

spiritual sky wrote:Has anyone else ever tried burning cow I like to keep away mossies/sandflys????

Works wonders :+ ...burns well&doesnt smell

Has to be dry...


Not available for use on the back deck though.
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Re: Mosquito Spray??

Postby amanda » Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:34 pm

spiritual sky wrote:Has anyone else ever tried burning cow





I hope you mean cow dung as opposed to the cow itself :(
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Re: Mosquito Spray??

Postby Poodle Jewel » Wed Apr 09, 2008 4:45 pm

I will try anything as they eat me alive,one year i got bitten so bad i had to go on antibiotics.
I must say i have tried every home made remedy ever invented and so far can`t brag about any outstanding mix,one product i do find to be working quite well are the sandelwood mossie sticks,i buy the jumbo size and burn 2 or 3 around the campsite at once.
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Re: Mosquito Spray??

Postby GypsyLady » Wed Apr 09, 2008 4:49 pm

I burn the 'outdoor' mosquito coils on camp and if the mozzies are really bad I will burn 2.

I thought of the Listerine more for use at home but if it works then camp would be a good place to use it also.
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Re: Mosquito Spray??

Postby will_deness » Wed Apr 09, 2008 4:54 pm

Poodle Jewel wrote:

I thought you were away :roll:
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Re: Mosquito Spray??

Postby mystical_aussiegal » Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:58 pm

I live right on Pumicestone Passage, as in, I open the back gate and I am on the beach.

The midgees here are shocking as well as the mosquitos and a few weeks ago I had my daughter coming up from Sydney with her hubby and 10 mnth old grandson.

As I did not wish to put poisons on my beautiful baby boy, a friend gave me a recipe for a repellant.

The vapours will keep anything away!! However, I did not keep it in a glass screwed bottle and the effectiveness of it did wear off.

Initially, it worked extremely well and I am sure if I had it in a screw capped bottle, it would have kept on working. You do have to apply it every few hrs to stay effective.

I made up the "All purpose repellant"

This is copy and paste of the email my friend sent me...

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"There are many natural organic personal repellents which you can use to make outdoor activities pest-free and more enjoyable.
Flies, mosquitoes, midges and sandflies are all repelled by lavender oil. It can be applied neat to exposed skin, if you avoid contact with eyes and mouth. Dab on a few drops and massage will into the skin - renew every couple of hours. Other oils which will also repel insects are, in order of their effectiveness, eucalyptus, paperbark, Huon pine, grey myrtle and citronella.
You can dilute any of these oils with an odourless vegetable oil, provided it remains highly fragrant, to make it spread further. Or alternatively, you can blend our own personal repellent.

Lavender repellent
6 drops lavender oil
5 mls vodka (1 teasp. metho will do)
2/3 cup (150) mls warm water
Dissolve the lavender oil in the vodka and then mix with the warm water. Bottle and use as required.

All purpose repellent
3ml. oil of cloves
5ml lavender oil
5ml eucalyptus oil
2/3 cup(150 mls) perfumer's alcolhol or vodka
3/4 cup (200 mls) distilled water
Dissolve the essential oils with alcohol, then mix well with the distilled water.
Store in an airtight glass bottle and use as required, applying liberally to the skin.
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Re: Mosquito Spray??

Postby Blue Bravo » Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:17 pm

spiritual sky wrote:Has anyone else ever tried burning cow I like to keep away mossies/sandflys????

Works wonders :+ ...burns well&doesnt smell

Has to be dry...

I burn cow every time I bar- b- que but it doesn't keep the mossies away :grin:
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Re: Mosquito Spray??

Postby GypsyLady » Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:24 am

Blue Bravo wrote:
I burn cow every time I bar- b- que but it doesn't keep the mossies away :grin:


How about BBQ chicken BB, does that work??
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Re: Mosquito Spray??

Postby Poodle Jewel » Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:04 am

will_deness wrote:
Poodle Jewel wrote:

I thought you were away :roll:


Yes i was away for a whole four days and got flooded out...not happy jan, but will head off to Levuka on Saturday for another try. The rain doesn`t worry me but standing in mud and water covering my feet does.
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Re: Mosquito Spray??

Postby amanda » Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:10 am

Poodle Jewel wrote:Yes i was away for a whole four days and got flooded out....


Where did you go?
It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt - then it's bloody hilarious!
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Re: Mosquito Spray??

Postby Poodle Jewel » Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:18 am

Ballina Amanda,will put up a post on the park i went to.
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Re: Mosquito Spray??

Postby GypsyLady » Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:44 am

Poodle Jewel wrote:Ballina Amanda,will put up a post on the park i went to.


I thought you were heading off to Flanagans or is that yet to come???
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