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It might as well be winter because our only option lately is to stay inside away from these pests. We have a fly swatter in our vehicle so that we can kill the 50 or so mosquitos that enter while we practically throw our children in their carseats and then buckle them in after all of the doors are closed. If I want to do any gardening I have to don shoes, jeans, and a hooded coat. Then if I use a spary, I might not get bit.<br><br>
Is anyone else feeling the pain?????
 

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I bought a bottle of Listerine the other day and poured it into a spray bottle and sprayed around our camper not on the camper on the ground in the lower tree branches & so on. Not one mosquito all weekend. It was very enjoyable. I doesn't matter what type of Listerine as long as it says the name. For $2.00 & what ever a spray bottle cost it still cheaper than bug spray.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Mychell, you are the third person to suggest using Listerine but only the first to have experience with it. I will have DH stop at the store today and get 3 bottles!!! We live in the country so we have a huge yard with lots of different spaces that we tend to.<br><br>
It's to the point that DH is thinking of getting a fogger so that we can at least have a little time to work outside without geting terribly miserable. I don't like that the foggers kill the good bugs too so I am hoping that he doesn't go0 that route.<br><br>
Thanks so much!
 

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It is horrible up here too! They really don't get too bad until late afternoon. It ss so hard to enjoy an evening cocktail or play in the yard when it cools off. We have been using more bug spray then I like to say.<br>
I am heading to the store and trying the listerine!<br>
My poor ds's legs are all bitten up.
 

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SO not spamming ya'll, but I heard about this garlic based product and thought it sounded good (after having our wedding in our back yard and the skeeters were pretty bad):<br><br><a href="http://www.mosquitobarrier.com/" target="_blank">http://www.mosquitobarrier.com/</a><br><br>
I'm in the TwinCities and recently drove through WI to go home to MI and got bit stopping to pee! In the middle of a sunny day, with a breeze!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry">
 

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emgremore- DH just heard about the garlic stuff this morning. I think that he is ordering some. There is a guy that he works with the mixes it with oil and dish soap.... i think. He said that it works great.<br><br>
We don't have any daytime relief what so ever. The minute we step out of our door, light or dark outside, we are attacked.<br><br>
I'll post the "recipe" as soon as I have it and know that it works.
 

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The mosquitos HAVE been really bad this year.<br><br>
For our family, staying inside really isn't an option. We have things to do and I'd rather deal with the bugs than stay inside. I know that everyone has different feelings on the issue, but I'll take bug spray anyday over staying inside on a beautiful day.
 

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Annethcz- I totally agree but when you dress fully covered, spray the most powerful bug spray, and they still swarm you for a bite..... I am talking at least 40-50 (no joke) around your body at one time... it's not worth it. It's not worth it to have my kids outside.<br><br>
We will be able to spray our yard this Friday or Saturday so hopefully we can start enjoying this beautiful weather before summer passes us by.
 

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The mosquitos arent too bad by my house (wis Rapids) but at my mil's they are AWEFUL! She lives in adams. WOW! We have ticks here. BAD!
 

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<span style="font-size:medium;">they are freakin horrible by us. my kids are just covered in skeeter bites. i hate going outside now.</span>
 

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We have been using the Jason bug spray with great results....the Listerine didn't work that well in our case. The only thing with the natural bug sprays is that I think you have to apply them more often than they say you do. If we reapply the Jason every 90 minutes or so we were good to go!!
 

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They are HORRIBLE still this summer. I hope this isn't an all the way until first frost thing, but looking like it might be.<br><br>
We have been using the Badger Anti-Bug Balm and it seems to be working well. It is natural ingredients such as citronella oil, cedar oil, lemongrass oil, rosemary oil, geranium oil, and then olive oil & beeswax. I have some beeswax & citronella oil and am going to make some outdoor citronella candles for our deck too. We have netting on a gazebo and they are still getting in! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 
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