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Old 09-20-2014, 07:42 PM
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This seems like a multi-forum query, combining health, science, etc.

In terms of the science part, seems like some mosquitoes got in my home. 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?

Has anything been invented that's kind of mosquito zapper? Something that would attract mosquitoes and then zap them to death?
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Old 09-20-2014, 08:07 PM
 
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How to Make a Plastic Bottle Mosquito Trap: 16 Steps

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Old 09-20-2014, 08:09 PM
 
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Are you sure it is mosquitos and not fleas?

One can bring fleas into their home even if they do not have pets.
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Old 09-20-2014, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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I agree that it is unlikely to be mosquitoes. The females need a blood meal, but once that is done you shouldn't be continuing to be bitten. Fleas, spiders, chiggers, bedbugs are more likely suspects.
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Old 09-21-2014, 09:29 AM
 
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I agree that it is unlikely to be mosquitoes. The females need a blood meal, but once that is done you shouldn't be continuing to be bitten. Fleas, spiders, chiggers, bedbugs are more likely suspects.
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?
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Old 09-22-2014, 04:25 AM
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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
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Old 09-22-2014, 10:21 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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In an RV forum I frequent, there's a couple of recommendation for a mosquito lantern called ThermaCELL. One recommendation for a product called "Mosquito Beater". And lots of posts about people use Avon Skin-So-Soft (but that doesn't work at all for me).
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Old 09-23-2014, 10:44 PM
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V-e-r-y interesting. This looks like something even an inept person like me could make.

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.
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Old 09-25-2014, 12:28 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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I don't know how you would feel about bug bombing your place. That's my second to last resort if the insects get really annoying before I call the pros.
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Old 09-28-2014, 04:48 AM
 
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For the bites, get some cheap activated charcoal. It will suck the poison right out! One of the best kept secrets in medicine!
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