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#1 Scratch

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 11:28 AM

Of Calamine Lotion...

I was observing in the early eve last night.

Everything got me.

From red ants to skeeters.

I've got so many pink dots on me that I look like a clown. crazy.gif

Help me please-

What do you people do, to avoid the little beasties, especially you who live in southern climes.

Willing to try anything at this point.


Edited by Scratch, 18 August 2019 - 11:29 AM.


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Posted 18 August 2019 - 11:47 AM

DEET   :)  Or remote control from indoors.


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Posted 18 August 2019 - 11:48 AM

Deer. Avoid overspraying equipment. Check your site for ants in the daylight.
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Posted 18 August 2019 - 01:39 PM

I was working in the field earlier this week and I can't believe I picked up dozens of chiggers. I tucked my pants legs into my socks and then put on knee-high muck boots (was around stream restoration site), sprayed with deet--they still got me. Itching and irritable. I dislike mosquitoe bites, and ticks, both have the potential to transmit nasty diseases, but for pure long-lasting misery, chiggers are the worst.

 

So, i can't help you. Obviously I went to extreme measures to make sure I wasn't a meal, but to no avail. Make sure you have no standing water around your house is an obvious maintenance requirement. That still doesn't seem to help a lot.

 

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 02:53 PM

Darn ants are truly tough this year.

Thoroughly treated each and every mound I could find on Friday with Amdro.

Today, Sunday, I found five more on my three acre property. confused1.gif

I could possibly have a company treat the whole property, but I have concerns for the good bugs that may inhabit.

I also garden.

For the smaller gnats, I have had some success with a sprayed on solution of three times water to one of vinegar.

You do wind up smelling like a salad. blush.gif

I'm thinking that I might lay out several concrete blocks (15x15) to make a viewing pad.

Could spray it down real good with Raid a half hour before I go out.

 



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Posted 19 August 2019 - 01:57 PM

Look what I found:

https://www.amazon.c...2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==



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Posted 19 August 2019 - 05:11 PM

Heya,

 

I have an observatory, but really, a simple platform does the job so you're not on the bare ground where ants and spiders roam over your all night. That leaves mosquitos. For those, I wear full clothing and spray down my clothing so its not on me directly and that works well. I supplement that with some Thermalcell MR150 units that seems to do the job.

 

This is Western coastal Central Florida. Mosquitos all day, erry day.

 

Very best,


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Posted 20 August 2019 - 08:35 AM

The best thing I've found for ants is Ortho Orthene Fire Ant Killer.  It's a white powder that you sprinkle around the mound.  Had much better luck with that than Amdro.



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Posted 22 August 2019 - 09:35 AM

Thank you gentlemen.

Lived and worked on Florida west coast for twenty five years before retirement.

South Carolina mosquitoes are just as fast and just as nasty as the Florida variety.

Prefer the New Jersey variety that is larger and takes its time with your corpus.

At least there's time to take your revenge. grin.gif

Marty:

Thanks so much.

Never heard of Thermalcell MR150.

On my Amazon list as we speak. 

The platform for sure.

As soon as I can pick up some concrete pavers at the bog box store.

Sid:

Many thanks.

Will try the Ortho Orthene Fire Ant Killer when the Amdro runs out.

Really appreciate the input.



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Posted 22 August 2019 - 12:38 PM

Darn ants are truly tough this year.

Thoroughly treated each and every mound I could find on Friday with Amdro.

Today, Sunday, I found five more on my three acre property. confused1.gif

I could possibly have a company treat the whole property, but I have concerns for the good bugs that may inhabit.

I also garden.

For the smaller gnats, I have had some success with a sprayed on solution of three times water to one of vinegar.

You do wind up smelling like a salad. blush.gif

I'm thinking that I might lay out several concrete blocks (15x15) to make a viewing pad.

Could spray it down real good with Raid a half hour before I go out.

The Fire Ants will love living under those concrete blocks, they really appreciate overhead cover like that....


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Posted 23 August 2019 - 08:24 AM

Of Calamine Lotion...

I was observing in the early eve last night.

Everything got me.

From red ants to skeeters.

I've got so many pink dots on me that I look like a clown. crazy.gif

Help me please-

What do you people do, to avoid the little beasties, especially you who live in southern climes.

Willing to try anything at this point.

Oh you don't need an ocean, you need common sense. It's called insect repellent .  Keep going up until the feet level is effective.

 

Pete



#12 Scratch

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 01:28 PM

 

The Fire Ants will love living under those concrete blocks, they really appreciate overhead cover like that....

That's why we dust in the A.M. smile.gif

Or there about.



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Posted 24 August 2019 - 02:29 PM

Seven dust the area and things will stay away..


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