Posted 26 May 2007 - 01:13 PM
My woods that i play in is absolutely filled with mosquitos and moths and all kinds of bugs. I can't stand playing paintball out there. but i want to soooooooo badly.
I should be getting the full ultralight fusions next week.
What can i do to get rid of this BOINKing (sorry for the language) mosquito "plant?" its killing me!
Also is there any bug repellant that actually works AND works even when you start sweating!?
Posted 26 May 2007 - 01:17 PM
Mosquitoes breed and grow in standing water. Eliminate the places where puddles might form, and you'll lessen the amount of buggers
There's also products available that you can treat standing water to prevent the little guys from growing.
Posted 26 May 2007 - 01:47 PM
bat boxes? what product can i put in this hole that is nothing but clay and water that probably isn't safe to drink. (I took my ATV in that hole, oil, gas, etc, and i have had a "decapataded rubber chicken" stuck in the hole for a long time too.
then here is the river not to far away at the bottom of the steep hill:
This post has been edited by 06shocker&ion: 26 May 2007 - 01:50 PM
Posted 26 May 2007 - 07:07 PM
Just stick one end in, then get the rest of the hose as far down the hill as you can.
Once you're down there suck till you hear the water coming and then just let it flow out. As long as the end of the hose is below the surface of the puddle it will flow out.
After that just fill it with dirt/sand/ whatever's handy
Or treat the whole thing. Though, I'd try to get rid of it so you don't have to worry about falling in
Posted 26 May 2007 - 07:40 PM
EDIT: oh and while i was researching i heard about, permathrin. Im getting my new ultralights next week. Should i spray permathrin on my ultralights?
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This post has been edited by 06shocker&ion: 26 May 2007 - 07:44 PM
Posted 27 May 2007 - 08:40 AM
Permethrin rocks. Yes, apply it to your Ultralights. This will last through about 3-6 six washings and will do a good job on the skeeters. How about Ticks? Tthey're pretty common in the Northeast and there is no need to get Lime Disease, or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Here's my solution
Base Layer - Under Armor Compression Gear Heat pants and top, with pants tucked into socks and treat with permethrin (top, bottom, and socks).
Outer Layer - Fusion Ultralights also treated with Permethrin.
All hair, and exposed skin (wrists, hands, Neck) treated with a high percentage (30+) DEET or, Picaridin (carried under the Cutter Brand).
I wore this yesterday at Warplay Paintball in Virginia where it was 90deg and .5" of rainfall (in other words very high humidity). It was hot but, I was more comfortable than everybody else, judging by their profuse sweating between games.
I wear the inner layer precisely for ticks because they can go right through the holes on the UltraLights. However, this also applies to other biting insects.
Do not allow DEET to get onto any plastics or synthetic materials (it will break them down). So, put your DEET on, then your Ultralights. You also have to re-apply the DEET as per the manufactures directions as it isn't too sweat tolerant (Picaridin is a once a day application).
EDIT: Do not use spray repellents on your face. Around yes. On, no.
This post has been edited by UV Halo: 27 May 2007 - 10:11 AM
Posted 27 May 2007 - 08:25 PM
1. I picked up Permethrin sold under the name "Sawyer Premium Insect Repellent Clothing" at Dicks Sporting Goods. They don't seem to stock as much of it as they do the traditionall repellents (namely DEET) but, they do carry it. Other similar sporting goods stores that sell camp gear should have it too.
2. thoroughly apply it to the ultralights and allow it to air dry (I did mine outside the night before, brought them in and hung them up- don't spray it indoors). Once they're dry, they are ready for wear.
3. DEET or Picaridin on skin and hair. I've not seen any literature on combining the two. Worst Case scenario, it triggers some sort of bodily reaction in yourself or, maybe one neutralizes the other (after all, insect 'repellents' of these types are in fact, pesticides that have been found to be safe when used as directed)? As far as choosing between the two, Picaridin will last all day, most DEET concentrations need to be reapplied periodically.
Posted 06 June 2007 - 09:46 PM
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Posted 07 June 2007 - 08:29 AM
Also the river won't be a problem since it isn't stagnant (still/nonflowing)
He's right. Bat's can eat like 10,000 insects a night per each bat.