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    Attack Skeeters

    Had the day off so I thought I would go out to the backyard and do a hammock reseach project (take a nap).

    By the time I walked out to my hanging site I was covered with skeeters and came back inside.

    Can't wait for a freeze to kill them.
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    Two words...bug net!
    Ambulo tua ambulo.

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    I was taking my Blackbird vice my Eno DN out to use but the skeeters were so bad I couldn't even make it to my backyard hanging posts. The wife went out for about a minute and came back in covered (her white pants were black and furry).

    We have salt water skeeters here on the coast and they are mean. We call them Down East Humming Birds.

    Did not want to spray myself with DEET as it could effect the hammock fabric. I have treated all my hammocks with Sawyer Permethrin.
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    Thermocell!!!

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    Kinfolk said, Jed, move away from there!!!
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    Have thought about it but I have a aquatic nursery business that would be hard to move at this point.
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    You're always a Marine, right? Well, you might not be able to get an M2-2 easily, but the Weed Dragon might suffice:

    http://www.flameengineering.com/Weed_Dragon.html


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    Hmmm fascinating Idea! Lovin' it!

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    M2 Flame Thower- effective range 65 ft max range 130+ feet
    massive over kill, death and desctruction, sheer terror to all skeeters

    yeah, it might just work
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    I used to know some guys that would burn tires to keep the skeeters away. Tire smoke doesn't smell very good though but I guess that's why the skeeters stay away from it.
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