Insects: How to repel insects, bugs, and biters

Citronella Candle burning

Everyone has the need to repel bugs...mosquitoes are the most well known...at the beach, at home, in the fields, running, hiking...those little ************* are just about everywhere.

These are your choices.

  • SCREENS: They work well. Sit in the garage behind screen netting hanging down when the doors are up. Stay in the house with the windows covered by screens. Swim in the pool only if the entire pool is enclosed by screening. This is the time tested insect repellent.
Older lady wearing a ugly mosquito net on her head
  • PERSONAL REPELLENT: Bug spray. Spray it on your clothes. But be careful if you do it on your skin. DEET. The stuff that works. You buy it in various concentrations based on the severity of the insects you will encounter. Or if the bugs are not real intense, there are many over the counter products for you to choose from. There is another choice...cover every inch of your skin with clothes or encase yourself in netting like the folks from Maine do to not get bit by those ferocious black flies.
Insect torches burning in the garden
  • YARD REPELLENT: You can buy sprays in cans at the local market. You can buy mosquito coils that burn, torches that burn, casting off an odor that the bugs run away from. Do they work? Somewhat...when the wind doesn't blow the smoke the wrong way.

 

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5 Ways to quick kill mosquitoes in car

1. Squish the mosquito or insect against the window, but stop the car first or you may squish yourself like a bug on a tree .

Giant Mosquito That Is Feeding On His Arm


2. Open a window and tell the mosquito to leave and pray that the vacuum created will pull the insect out the window at some point. Of course you can help the bug along with your hands.

3. Grab newspaper and roll it up and bash the little insect if you can. If you can't, stop the car and chase him till you get him.

4. Don't have a newspaper? Then stop at a local store and buy a fly swatter...the most used weapon on earth...and bash the bug to death.

5. If the fly swatter doesn't work and we really don't understand why it won't, buy a can of insect spray and go after the mosquito or insect or bug or bee or whatever has taken over the car. Spray the inside close the door so you don't breathe that terrible killing stuff  yourself and watch and wait for the bug  to expire.

6. Now you can drive again without being attacked.

 

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