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Old 09-28-2014, 04:23 AM
 
Location: The Milky Way Galaxy
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FYI its not unheard of that people who actually have bed bug bites think they're mosquito bites at first...good luck
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Old 09-28-2014, 09:36 AM
 
Location: I am right here.
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They don't perch anywhere I can find them, I can't manage to kill them, and I'm getting bitten more than ever before.
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Strange that some of you don't even believe me. Why would you doubt that they're mosquitoes? I know what mosquitoes look like. These just seem more vicious than the norm. Even getting at me through clothes.
In your initial post, you said you can't find them and can't manage to kill them. That implies you can't see them. Mosquitos are VERY obvious when inside. First, you can HEAR their insidious whine. Second, they will land on you to bite, and at that point, you slap them and kill them. Gone.

Since you apparently could not see them, but you were getting bitten, I thought they might not be mosquitoes, but could be some other insect - ie. bedbugs. You don't often see bedbugs, because they bite at night while you sleep.

So do you actually SEE mosquitoes? Can you HEAR them buzzing around?
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Old 10-01-2014, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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It depends on the OP's location and time when the biting occurs. I've been out in the sticks of Thailand at night and the mozzies feed on me like a banquet of foreign food. The only relief is to sleep under mosquito netting. Various electronic traps can capture some of them. Another possible solution is to use a fogger. If the bites are coming from mosquitoes, then it's also important to try to determine where they're getting in. Are there windows or doors being left open in the evening? Are there cracks or holes in screens? Are there any gaps in the outside doors and door frames?
We have a few mosquitoes in Alaska as well.

The good news is that the Alaskan Snow Mosquito is not like their tropical and sub-tropical cousins. Our mosquitoes have glycol in their circulatory system instead of water. While the glycol acts as an anti-freeze, allowing them to live throughout the winter as adults under the snow, it also means that they are incapable of carrying the diseases commonly found in other mosquitoes, like malaria, West Nile virus, etc.

Citronella is a good source of insect repellent. You can buy, or make, citronella incense or burn citronella oil like a candle. If you really want to shell out the big bucks, you can always spend upwards of $300 on a mosquito magnet.

Mosquitoes are attracted to infrared radiation, and particularly in the fall when outside temperatures start getting cooler, homes stand out as large heat sources. If there is any kind of opening (window, door, even a pet door) then mosquitoes will find a way inside the home.
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Old 10-03-2014, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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In your initial post, you said you can't find them and can't manage to kill them. That implies you can't see them. Mosquitos are VERY obvious when inside. First, you can HEAR their insidious whine. Second, they will land on you to bite, and at that point, you slap them and kill them. Gone.

Since you apparently could not see them, but you were getting bitten, I thought they might not be mosquitoes, but could be some other insect - ie. bedbugs. You don't often see bedbugs, because they bite at night while you sleep.

So do you actually SEE mosquitoes? Can you HEAR them buzzing around?
The phrase "you don't believe me" is a trigger phrase for a lot of people. Believing was not the issue. The scientific process demands examining data from all angles while EXCLUDING bias and examining all possibilities. If someone doesn't understand that, it is their personal problem.

If the OP was certain that there was a mosquito problem then this phrase "They don't perch anywhere I can find them, I can't manage to kill them, and I'm getting bitten more than ever before. I'm figuring that even with mosquito repellent, that would only help if there was someone else in the room they could go to, right?" is not needed or helpful but is a false lead.
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Old 10-05-2014, 01:06 AM
 
Location: where you sip the tea of the breasts of the spinsters of Utica
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As I'm one of those folks that really, really hates getting bitten and annoyed by mosquitoes, here's what I suggest you do. Get a laser. And tell me how well it works
Yac.
This is so cool!
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Old 10-05-2014, 02:21 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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We do not seem to have a problem seeing our mosquitoes in Alaska.

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Old 10-05-2014, 06:04 AM
 
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We do not seem to have a problem seeing our mosquitoes in Alaska.
That's like the ones in SE Asia.
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Old 10-05-2014, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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That's like the ones in SE Asia.
At least we have some warning before hand.

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Old 10-05-2014, 08:03 AM
 
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At least we have some warning before hand.
LOL! I need a sign like that. A good heads up for Mosquito crossing areas. That explains where all the tourists go. ANd all this time, I thought they just flew home.
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