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Posted: 4/17/2017 8:21:09 PM EDT
It's the middle of April in AL and fucking mosquitos are out for blood.  Not abnormal but y'all pray for is down here for the next 6 months that we don't get the zika virus or worse. It's been abnormally warm here.  Should I start a gofundme page for treatment?

ETA correction of my drunk OP.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:21:56 PM EDT
Or purchase some mosquito killing contraption. 
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:24:59 PM EDT
If only they made some kind of spray
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:26:03 PM EDT
Burn all the woods down near you...that will stop them. 
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:29:11 PM EDT
Try living in Alaska, it's the only thing I don't miss about living there.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:30:39 PM EDT
Pretty much no mosquitoes here thank god.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:31:10 PM EDT
Mosquito = Florida state bird
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:31:21 PM EDT
I had one flying in my eye as I was blasting a NC turkey this morning...around 100 bites on me right now, but the downed bird was worth it.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:31:50 PM EDT
Thermacel dude, THERMACEL
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:32:31 PM EDT
The South sucks.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:34:08 PM EDT
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Ha, you haven't seen shit OP..there is a reason most of the birds in the world migrate to the north slope every spring..

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Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:35:32 PM EDT
dibs
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:37:04 PM EDT
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Next December/January, when you're freezing your ass off in Ohio, I'll make sure to PM you about how it got down to 60 degrees last night here in Tampa Bay and we think there's an ice age rolling thru.
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Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:37:38 PM EDT
Few years ago, my 4 brothers and I went on a late August, 7-day wilderness camping trip. Mosquitos cut it down to 36 hours.

The cloud of dive-bombers laughed at our attempts at deterance.
Deep Woods Off? Lol.
95% Deet? Lol.
Bathing in campfire smoke as a last ditch? Lol.
Long sleeves and sealing off every access to your body? Lol.

Only thing we didn't have was Thermacell. Don't think they would have cared.

Didn't sleep more than 1 hour that night. Packed it all up and hiked back to the vehicle the next morning.

Good luck.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:38:16 PM EDT
Quite your crying. I live in North Florida. The skeets here will pick you up and take you away.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:45:13 PM EDT
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Thanks but I will be in Grand Cayman.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:45:39 PM EDT
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Ha, you haven't seen shit OP..there is a reason most of the birds in the world migrate to the north slope every spring..

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WTF
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:46:00 PM EDT
I've resulted to biological and chemical warfare...Outside of keeping standing water away.

A bunch of these planted



Along with sprinkling this stuff around drains and anywhere they can bread

Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:47:28 PM EDT
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It's the middle of April in AL and fucking mosquitos are out for blood.  Not abnormal but y'all pray for is down here for the next 6 months that we don't get the zika virus or worse. It's been abnormally warm here.  Should I start a gofundme page for treatment?

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don't live in Alabama?
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:50:18 PM EDT
Come spend some time with my sand gnats...you have no idea.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:51:27 PM EDT
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Quite your crying. I live in North Florida. The skeets here will pick you up and take you away.
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I've experienced north Florida bugs in general.  No thanks.  I'm just hoping this bastards get drunk from my blood.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:52:05 PM EDT
Here in MI, if there's no significant wind, Thermacell works well. The active ingredient in Thermacell pads is actually an insecticide capable of killing skeets. They stay far enough away to avoid that, but it'll kill 'em if you use it indoors where they can't get away.

Another item I tested that I was skeptical of but actually works is Gardenia oil.

I've used the Invisaband brand on Amazon and they actually work. If the skeets aren't bad, I can use one band. If it's bad, I'll use 2 (1 on wrist, 1 on opposite side shoe), or 4.

If it's as bad as the swarm in the pics posted above, I've got those head to toe insect netting outfits from UST. Spray it with Permethrin so they can't/won't land.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:54:03 PM EDT
OP is getting the da zika.



dibs
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:54:18 PM EDT


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Stihl SR430 is what you seek.

and some Talstar Pro
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:54:28 PM EDT
Mosquitos ain't got shit on gnats and yellow flies......
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:54:52 PM EDT
Lol...........swamp people.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:55:01 PM EDT
Must be a coincidence because it's the middle of April here in Texas too.

Weird I tell ya. Just plumb weird.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:55:41 PM EDT
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Definitely.

I used one today hunting. I was basically in a swamp and had none of those needle dicks around me.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 9:10:33 PM EDT
There's bound to be a jug of DDT around here somewhere, time to go scorched earth
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 9:12:03 PM EDT
It's a plague in the making.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 9:20:42 PM EDT
Thanks for the reminder, soon the me to spray the yard to keep the bastards under control
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 9:26:01 PM EDT
I fucking hate mosquitoes more than anything on earth. They make Summer damn near unbearable here.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 9:26:58 PM EDT
For all the things man has accomplished and is capable of...

Our mosquito defense is the suck.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 9:32:23 PM EDT
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Fire ants are a close second. Both are spawns of Satan.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 9:33:36 PM EDT
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lol
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 9:44:43 PM EDT
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Yes, and add a facebook link to it too.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 9:53:09 PM EDT
I saw a skeeter app that you take a pict of one and it tells if it is a zika strain.  There are also types that are wildly more aggressive than others.  

It's a way to see if they are on the move and an early warning if found where they otherwise may not have been known to be.

 With all the zika last yr and a wet season that we have had this yr could be the stuff of nightmares.

 Saw this on pbs
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 10:37:41 PM EDT
Mosquitoes, what are these mythical creatures you guys speak of?

Thank god for "dry heat!"
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 10:52:23 PM EDT


New product. Supposed to totally collapse your local mosquito population within a few weeks.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 10:59:29 PM EDT
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They may be bigger up north. but we have swarms of millions that will carry you away.

South Florida
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 11:04:07 PM EDT
HA, try cutting your grass while the mosquitoes and gnats are tearing you up while you try and get thousands of fire ants off your feet and legs.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 11:04:18 PM EDT
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Do those things really work ?
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 11:11:46 PM EDT
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It's the middle of April in AL and fucking mosquitos are out for blood.  Not abnormal but y'all pray for is down here for the next 6 months that we don't get the zika virus or worse. It's been abnormally warm here.  Should I start a gofundme page for treatment?

ETA correction of my drunk OP.
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I heard Agent Orange kills EVERYTHING!
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 11:18:32 PM EDT
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...and if that don't work, I have some Paris Green aka copper (II) acetoarsenite on hand...not much though, it's hard to find.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 11:26:06 PM EDT
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Thermacel dude, THERMACEL
Do those things really work ?
Yes, as long as it isn't very windy. I night fish a lot and it's the only way to make it through a night on the river.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 11:28:53 PM EDT
Tag for solutions.  In DFW its epic this year.  Plano area.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 11:29:53 PM EDT
I feel ya OP, they do suck. I had my fill of them in Jan. when they were gnawing on my in my treestand when it was 80deg.  

So I've been used to it for 4mos.  And now it's almost Yellow Fly season. Where you will be bitten on any exposed skin when in the woods or coastal areas where the wind is <15 mph.

And they love the color blue for some reason, wear some blue shorts and it's comical how they will descend on you.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 11:36:09 PM EDT
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Done a shit ton of research on them. From what I've seen, they do not, least not enough to justify the expense. Pure Deet performed much better.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 11:39:03 PM EDT
Dibs on your non zika infected firearms 
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