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    Mosquitoes are vile

    I went to the not so distant hang place of choice for a nice afternoon hang, and the skeeters were just unbearable. I got the hennessy set up and hopped inside to escape the little blood suckers and the only thing you hear was literally their buzzing. I will return, but when it's a bit cooler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fenrisx View Post
    I went to the not so distant hang place of choice for a nice afternoon hang, and the skeeters were just unbearable. I got the hennessy set up and hopped inside to escape the little blood suckers and the only thing you hear was literally their buzzing. I will return, but when it's a bit cooler.
    They are a vile evil creature for sure. Permethrin on most fabric ( clothing and/or hammock) and Picaridin on exposed skin have greatly diminished the misery they cause me these last couple of years. They often seem to even keep their distance when I use this combo. But best of all is when it is just too cold for the evil ones.
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob58 View Post
    They are a vile evil creature for sure. Permethrin on most fabric ( clothing and/or hammock) and Picaridin on exposed skin have greatly diminished the misery they cause me these last couple of years. They often seem to even keep their distance when I use this combo. But best of all is when it is just too cold for the evil ones.
    yep, they cant get through the hammock once I'm in there, but setting it up was torture,I literally heard little else but their buzzing. That is just wrong...

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    happened to me today too. I was totally dissapointed in my failed hang due to them.

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    Have you tried using Bounce fabric softener sheets for insect repellent?

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    In 20 years of living in New Jersey, I have never seen the mosquitoes so bad as they have been the last month. Ever since Hurricane Irene dumped its 10 inches on our state, the mosquitoes have been unbearable. Every day they get worse.
    It's September 26, for God's sake! They should be gone by now. Where is fall? Where is the cold weather?

    I have tried to hang the hammock in the back yard, but no mosquito net can block these beasts. Clouds of them fly into the hammock before I can zip up the net. So hanging in the back yard has been out of the question the last month.

    Staying in the house isn't much better. Swing the back door open, and it's as if the mosquitoes have been waiting for that opportunity. You can literally see them swarming to get into the house before the door shuts. I'm getting bit in places I never knew a mosquito could bite. They literally go up my pants leg and bite my nether regions. The mosquitoes don't bite my wife, nor do they bite my son. The swarms gather only for me and my sweet blood.

    Maybe this is just an anomaly, a weird amount of rain and moisture that has caused ideal conditions for mosquitoes. On the other hand, I wonder if this is what global warming will look like - with malaria becoming commonplace in the northeastern US.

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    I had a good outing in that Adirondacks last weekend. Not one mosquito or black fly!! Unbelievable
    "It's better to keep your mouth shut and let people THINK your stupid than to open it and PROVE it" - SFC Kagawa, United States Army (my old platoon SGT)
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    I always thought of mosquitoes as "sneaky little bstrds". Man I don't like them one bit. I always tell people that are afraid of ticks that I will take their ticks if they will take my mosquitoes. Its not unusual to have them up here well in to November, depends on the year.

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