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Old 02-16-2012, 07:15 PM
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They are attracted to dark clothing. Lighting, Try to use LED lights. Apparntly they cant see LED light.
This is quite interesting, antigua. I've always been told the opposite: bright clothing makes you more susceptible to mosquito and bug bites. Was told before that the reason behind this is that many of the bright clothing may appear to look pretty much the same way as the flora around, which is why they will tend to go near you. At least that's what I was told before.
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:08 PM
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I know that BEES will go after people with dark colored clothing, especially brown or black, since they think you are a bear, one of their natural enemies.

This is one of the reasons bee keeper outfits are usually white or yellow.
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I recently heard that you should spray Listerine around the area to repel mosquitoes. The good old fashion kind, not flavored. Haven't tried yet though.
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Just a thought on the LED light thing. LED lights are generally in same light range as the sun. 5000 - 6000K. Probably same reason you don't see many of them in the daytime, unless you're walking through the woods or jungle.
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This is quite interesting, antigua. I've always been told the opposite: bright clothing makes you more susceptible to mosquito and bug bites. Was told before that the reason behind this is that many of the bright clothing may appear to look pretty much the same way as the flora around, which is why they will tend to go near you. At least that's what I was told before.
That is what I was told too. I try to stay away from yellow. Learn something new every day.
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Using a fan blowing across you and your sitting area will also help reduce dealing with the little suckers. They do not do well trying to fly in the breeze the fan produces.
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Old 05-08-2017, 08:27 AM
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There is some camping-equipment-list to help you avoid the mosquito. I like the sleeping bag. You can select the one.

Source: Campingheavens
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Old 05-12-2017, 01:41 AM
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Avoid chemical repellents, stick to fan
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Old 05-12-2017, 09:06 PM
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Only thing that works for me is spraying myself with Deep Woods Off, which helps when I am moving around plus I use a Thermacell repellent where I sit for any length of time as it makes a 15'x15' mosquito free zone. Going to try spraying Permathrin on my clothes and fabric camp equipment.
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I read something recently that said your blood type may determine how attracted mosquitoes are to you. The most popular type for those little blood suckers is O- which is, of course, my type.
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Old 11-09-2019, 07:11 PM
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I remember driving up to the highlands of Scotland one summer. Haven't got mosquitoes, but do have midges, which are not as big, but a real nuisance. No matter what we used, it didn't work. So we got into our small boat and rowed out to the middle of Loch Ness. Midges gone. At least we didn't see Nessie, but would have preferred it to the midges
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While it is true that mosquitoes are an enormous bother when camping, here are a few points to help keep them under control.

1. going in and out of your tent or trailer regular just lets them in - they attach themselves to your clothes and come in on your person

Try to limit opening and closing the tent and trailer doors at night.

2. sleeping near a standing body of water will produce mosquitoes

Do not choose a campsite near swamps or small bodies of water that are or can easily become stagnant.

3. having toys like rubber tires for swings and other items that collect water on your campsite only encourages the reproduction of mosquitoes

Empty all basins, toys, crevices, and anything that can collect water around your campsite. Even if mosquitoes are a given, don't help them to reproduce.
Great tips. I would like to add using a smoke-free mosquito coils in the RV.
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