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Mosquito!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Roduga, 5 May 2006.

  1. Roduga

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Jan 2004

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    Location: Newbury, UK

    Just typical, the first warm day and they are already invading my room. Seeing as I've been out for a run they've attacked my legs before I made it to the shower. I think I've lost 2 pints of blood from my right leg. :mad:

    Anyone know of any old school methods in keeping the blighters out? I *really* need the window open because, well, I'd burst into flames if it was closed.
     
  2. Zip

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    Location: Australia

    Citranella candel :)

    EDIT: I think if you wipe bananna skin over your skin they wont bite you for some reason
     
  3. Rich_L

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    Mustard.....
     
  4. KaHn

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    :D

    KaHn
     
  5. Roduga

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    a) Will try that, although having candles in your bedroom makes you a girl. imho. :D

    b) Erm, no thanks.
     
  6. Enfield

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    NBC suit should do the trick. ;)
     
  7. Rednut05

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    You can get sprays or candles or just a wall of fire will do well....

    Can't say I get them down South. Sure you arn't on holiday. We are talking England right?
     
  8. Roduga

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    Just south of my house is a marsh area. My garden has a few ponds too. I've dealt with the current ones (my World of Warcraft manual will need a clean).
     
  9. KizZ

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    Mustard would deffinately work! :D
     
  10. McDaniel

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    i had 2 in my room, swatted one - the last one is still about somewhere :(

    im gonna go hunting :D
     
  11. Rich_L

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    Ahhh there's you're problem then!! At the weekend you need to drain the marsh areas and also those ponds as that's the breeding area. If you collect lots and lots of that silica gel from shoe boxes you could dump it all and it'll absorb all the water, leaving you in a mosquito-free area!
     
  12. Zip

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    He could buy a track load of incontanance pads :p
     
  13. McDaniel

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    ah it keeps attacking me, its too fast :(
     
  14. pyro

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    French, surely, that awfull English crap makes my nose bleed.
     
  15. ~Divine~Wind~

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    Why not knock up a fly screen ?

    Some of that fine net type stuff (maybe hessian ?) and a small wooden frame ?
     
  16. Treefrog

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    Naah, high-five the bugger against the wall! ;)

    Unless it's one of these:

    [​IMG]

    Did you know malaria was a common problem round Kent and Essex (marshes) in the 1600s? Pepys wrote about it in his diaries IIRC.
     
  17. Moredhel

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    Apparently eating marmite makes you taste bad to them.