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Old 07-09-2019, 11:19 AM
 
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Are mosquitos in North GA worse by the lake? We got bit up something awful when visiting the lake in N. GA and the bites are horrible they swell up into a big hard lump that is non stop itch fest. Family has a reaction to Deet so Off spray is a no go. Are the mosquitos everywhere or just worse closer to the water? If you know of any other type of repellent that may work I would welcome the suggestions.
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Old 07-09-2019, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Columbus, GA
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Mosquitos breed in stagnant water, so being worse by bodies of water is typical. Any place that sells bug repellant will have deet free options
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Old 07-10-2019, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Ono Island, Orange Beach, AL
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There are citronella-based alternatives.
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Old 07-11-2019, 06:09 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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I thought this thread was about some new movie on SyFy Channel.
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:23 AM
 
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Thank you for the citronella suggestion.
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:25 AM
 
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I thought this thread was about some new movie on SyFy Channel.
LOL! It would be a good movie name or comic strip
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:39 AM
 
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Buy mosquito netting apparel that fits over your regular clothes and under your hat to cover your face. They will go for your eyes if the rest of your body is protected. You may still need to spray deet on your hands if you need to use them. I spray deet on the mosquito netting which does not touch my skin to be extra protected. When you are older, that deet applied directly to your skin everyday, can really damage older skin.

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Old 07-12-2019, 10:11 AM
 
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I will look for the netting. Thank you for the suggestion. That would be bad if they bit the eye area. I swell like crazy when I get a mosquito bite as does the family members. Last yr was chiggers but we wore long socks and boots outside so no chigger bites this yr but the mosquitoes assaulted us this yr something awful. Where do you buy the netting? Can you launder the netting? Also, does the mosquitoes get to animals? We have a furry cat but didn't know if deet should be sprayed on her as well? She is indoors but some of the mosquitoes stealthy as they are get inside. I think some folks call them no see ums because literally they are so stealth and ninja like you can't see um.
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Old 07-12-2019, 11:25 AM
 
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NO!!!! DO NOT SPRAY DEET ON YOUR CAT OR DOG!!!! YOU WILL HARM OR KILL IT!!!! Do not use any mosquito repellent made for humans on your cat or dog. Go to Chewey.com and order Advantage Plus or call a Veternarian to recommend something. You put content of each packet on your cats skin between the shoulders near the neck every month. This works for my cat. Keep looking online for netting, or call material, and military stores. You can sew yourself with netting material using material tape. They sell special caps with netting inside to cover your head. You can also go to bugshirt.com. Yes, hand wash or put on gentle cycle in machine, with cold water, and hang dry. You can hang mosquito netting around your beds too.

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Old 07-12-2019, 12:06 PM
 
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I was going to buy a home by a man made lake, but this makes sense not be nearer to water for less mosquito vampire problems LOL. I go with plan B, the tropical and succulent backyard garden LOL. Great title for the post btw!
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