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Re: Mosquitos on the island [Re: Sunny Reef] #411346
07/07/11 09:57 AM
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Brodies has the Vape mats but different name brand called HIT-mats.

Re: Mosquitos on the island [Re: Sunny Reef] #411363
07/07/11 03:00 PM
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Jean, I use the 100% because on me, for some reason, the regular Off stuff only lasts about an hour. Since I am usually outside for at least 8 hours at a time, it's easier for me. I would agree if you are not a "mosquito magnet", then the lowest concentration of DEET you can use, the better.

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Re: Mosquitos on the island [Re: SnoopysMom] #411378
07/07/11 06:49 PM
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The sprayer just went past...

Re: Mosquitos on the island [Re: Sunny Reef] #411379
07/07/11 06:52 PM
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Ambergris Caye, Belize
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They've just sprayed the Boca del Rio area so hopefully he is on his way into town and south. And I still swear by the Avon Skin-so-Soft Bug Guard as being way better than Off for keeping them, and the sand flies at bay - the regular one for most of the year, and the "green" one at times like this.

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Re: Mosquitos on the island [Re: gecko_girl] #411410
07/08/11 08:47 AM
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I too am allergic to mosquitosand bees. I use a combination of 100% Deet with Clariton pills (1 am, 1 pm) daily. The deet discourages the buggers and the Clariton reduces the inflammation from those that are successful in finding me. IT WORKS better than anything else I've tried and (knock on wood) haven't had to use my epi-pen.

Re: Mosquitos on the island [Re: Sunny Reef] #411416
07/08/11 10:27 AM
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Same with me SandDiver. Bees and mosquitoes. Have not had to use my Epi-pen either and have been here 8 years. Regular baby oil works on sand fleas. We put a few drops in our foot buckets, so people get a little dose if they wash their feet. A few drops of baby oil also works to keep mosquitoes from laying their eggs if you have a plant with water in it, etc.

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Re: Mosquitos on the island [Re: Sunny Reef] #411423
07/08/11 01:25 PM
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San Pedro
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They sell Vape plug ins in Mexico too - I got my plug in there and bought the box of vape mats here.

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Re: Mosquitos on the island [Re: JeanH] #411513
07/10/11 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by JeanH
Here at home, I can get away with Skintastic, which is only 10% Deet.

Love skinstastic!

Re: Mosquitos on the island [Re: Sunny Reef] #411672
07/13/11 10:18 AM
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Burr Ridge, Il USA
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Try putting some diluted Listerine in a spray bottle for keeping the mosquitoes away.

Re: Mosquitos on the island [Re: Sunny Reef] #411710
07/13/11 09:53 PM
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Go to Walmart and get a Thermacell. In sporting goods section. It really works. I have been hunting when the skitos where unbearable and turned on the thermacell and it works. Take one every year to Ambergris. Maggie at Capricorn restaurant laughs at us every year, but it really works...

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