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Old 06-05-2010, 06:47 PM
 
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I really want to enjoy the outdoors and entertaining but can't figure out how to do so without being taken over by flies and mosquitoes. Those candles are not working. Any suggestions?
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Old 06-05-2010, 06:56 PM
 
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I really want to enjoy the outdoors and entertaining but can't figure out how to do so without being taken over by flies and mosquitoes. Those candles are not working. Any suggestions?
The classic trick in Mexico, of using a small plastic bag with water hung from an umbrella or overhang, works well.
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Old 06-05-2010, 06:59 PM
 
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The classic trick in Mexico, of using a small plastic bag with water hung from an umbrella or overhang, works well.
Doesn't work for us at all
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Old 06-05-2010, 07:07 PM
 
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Doesn't work for us at all
So offer some constructive advice then. (And use punctuation!).
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Old 06-05-2010, 07:13 PM
 
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So offer some constructive advice then. (And use punctuation!).
Hey, I wish I had constructive info other than not to waste time hanging bags of water. If it works for someone that is awesome, just didn't work at all for us. This is why I started a thread about flies last week. Don't jump all over me dude.
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Old 06-05-2010, 07:26 PM
 
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Bug zapper. Plus it provides its own source of outdoor entertainment.
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Old 06-05-2010, 08:15 PM
 
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fans!
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Old 06-05-2010, 08:30 PM
 
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There must be some way to do it. Maybe fans are the trick. I know the problem must vary greatly in different areas, because I've eaten outside 2 times in the past week (I'm on a trailer eatery kick), and no problems with mosquitoes or flies.

BTW, did you know Hudson's on the Bend runs a trailer eatery called Magic Cone? And the stuff they put in the cone is not ice cream...

And the Z Tejas family is involved in a gourmet trailer called Odd Duck, where you can get things like quail and duck egg & grits, and everything is direct from local farms.

And that Roy Spence, one of the founders of GSD&M, has opened a trailer selling tacos and hot sauce called Royitos in the company's parking lot?

I know that's kind of off topic, but the trailer eatery thing here is really becoming a phenomena..
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Old 06-06-2010, 12:34 PM
 
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Bring back the reptiles and amphibians that used to eat mosquitos and larvae. The mosquitos are out of control.
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Old 06-06-2010, 12:35 PM
 
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We actually eat indoors after cooking outdoors in the summer. Just too many bugs (and heat) to enjoy the meal.

Now we do cook/eat outdoors in the spring/fall and nice winter days.
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