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Old 07-18-2012, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Central Maine
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... I wonder if not showering all summer has helped me avoid the skeeters?
Yeah, that or smearing bear fat all over you (the Native American solution).
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Old 07-19-2012, 05:40 PM
 
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I'm on the ME side of the White Mts. and the deer flies this year are baaaaaad
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Old 07-20-2012, 12:32 AM
 
Location: Chicago area
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Was talking to a couple of neighbors the other day and they were swatting away. I asked what the heck was wrong. They cursed the skeeters. I didn't have one near me. Been like that all year so far with the exception of night time when they are always around. I wonder if not showering all summer has helped me avoid the skeeters?
No. they follow c02 trails. We're coming into West Nile season here There's barely any crows or jays left from the West Nile virus. I remember seeing them dead all over our bike trail.
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:17 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Yeah, that or smearing bear fat all over you (the Native American solution).
I wonder if pork lard would work?
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Central Maine
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I wonder if pork lard would work?
Let us know after you've tried. Please include pictures!
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Central Maine
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No. they follow c02 trails. We're coming into West Nile season here There's barely any crows or jays left from the West Nile virus. I remember seeing them dead all over our bike trail.
No crows where????? They are all over the place in the Bangor area.
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Let us know after you've tried. Please include pictures!
I render pork lard and sell it to a Buyer's Club. I have a bunch of it.

I imagine that it is really good for skin.


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Old 07-20-2012, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Chicago area
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No crows where????? They are all over the place in the Bangor area.
I know I marveled at them when we were there. I live about 20 min. outside of Chicago and West Nile is all around the area. I miss the Blue Jays that would visit for peanuts in the winter. We still have Cardinals but I don't see them as much. I haven't seen a crow in years.
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Old 07-20-2012, 09:11 AM
 
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I render pork lard and sell it to a Buyer's Club. I have a bunch of it.

I imagine that it is really good for skin.

I want to see that picture too
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