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Postby amanda » Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:37 am

I'm heading into mozzie territory (Iluka) next week, and I'm after some tried and tested ideas on reducing them around the camp other than the old mozzie coils and citronella candles. Does anyone have a good solution?
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Re: Mozzies

Postby Poodle Jewel » Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:48 am

I buy the Mozzie sticks from Bunnings they are sandle wood,you can get different sizes that burn for different lengths of time. You can buy a diffuser to put them in or i just stick them in the ground around the camp site.i really believe they are better than mozzie coils and they smell nicer as well. When i went to Yamba a while back i took a bottle of citronella oil as well, put it on a rag and wiped all the tent poles with it,the mozzies there are gianormous.As for spray in places like that i buy the tropical bushmans.
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Re: Mozzies

Postby markannab » Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:49 pm

We, too, use the sandalwood sticks. Excellent.
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Re: Mozzies

Postby Bradd » Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:38 pm

Another Sandalwood stick user here. Get ours from BigW

We have a diffuser, and if they are particularly bad we just
stick a couple more in the ground around the camp site.

You can get 3 hour and 6 hour ones from memory.

Cheap ones from Sams Warehouse / Go Lo
would be lucky if you got 15 minutes out of them.
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Re: Mozzies

Postby talkingtree » Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:13 am

imo aeroguard works the best
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Re: Mozzies

Postby crocodile » Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:40 pm

We use an old tilley kerosene pressure lantern. Add 1 cup of citronella oil to the fuel tank. Works for us and plenty of light as well.
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