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Old 05.04.2011, 08:45
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To those mosquito magnets on EF

This is not a commercial . I have suffered for years from mosquitos, horse flies and the like so that if there are 4 people at a barbeque, the other three will be fine. I have tried everything. In a swimming pool in the country all the horse flies choose me!
Last year in desperation i searched, following advice from some friends who had lived in Australia, and ordered on line without any knowledge of whether this stuff would work.... and its brilliant. One whole summer s experience has proved its worth, and so I pass it on. It may well be there are some that already know of it, but the forum is just the place to put it out for everyone that needs something, just before the season starts.
Try Bushman repellent, its 100 pct deet , and so don`t use on kids without checking first but its brilliant and well worth it.
Its easy to find on google. I hope it helps peple like me.
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Old 05.04.2011, 08:52
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Re: To those mosquito magnets on EF

I'm one of those mosquito magnets and sometimes it's a pain, really.
Thanks for the tip!
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Old 05.04.2011, 08:57
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Re: To those mosquito magnets on EF

If there are enough EFers that would like some but only want to order one tube to start with, I dont mind ordering a bunch and then sending them to each person
Just let me know
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Old 05.04.2011, 09:14
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Re: To those mosquito magnets on EF

You know what we use back home?

Those softener sheet you put in the dryer with the clothes. You pass the sheet on you and it works very well!

I have absolutely no idea if they have those sheets here, I never looked for them.



Obviously the brand doesn't matter, but the results are very good!

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Old 05.04.2011, 09:15
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Re: To those mosquito magnets on EF

"Anti Brumm forte"(also DEET-based) is the strongest repellent you can get here. Have you already tried that, and would you say there's much of a difference?
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"Anti Brumm forte"(also DEET-based) is the strongest repellent you can get here. Have you already tried that, and would you say there's much of a difference?
I have tried all the anti Brumm s i have tried every single repellent in europe, i have tried the little machines that make the sound of a male mosquito(that keep you awake all night) they all dont work. Bushman is so much better thats why i mention it here (i hope after all this promotion , it works for others) but as i said, i dont mind ordering a bunch because you cant buy one and have it delivered, so the cost is small even if it doesnt work for you..... but i reckon it will. The australian army reportedly uses this stuff.
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Old 05.04.2011, 09:31
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I must say that i havent tried Nil s solution, and you can get those here Nil, cos Mrs G uses them, but i suspect that it will come off in the water, this Bushman is a cream.
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Re: To those mosquito magnets on EF

I heard that if you have small kids you shouldn't even use deet based products on yourself. Is this true as I too am a bug magnet and have tried everything with no joy.

Hey Grumpygit, maybe we should go to BBQ's together so at least we end up with half the bites each
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"Anti Brumm forte"(also DEET-based) is the strongest repellent you can get here. Have you already tried that, and would you say there's much of a difference?
The "red bottle". I tried that, seems to work.
But if I remember you need to put more every 4 hours or so-
And you can't put on your face (or I have an allergy to that thing only on the face, because on arms, etc... its fine).
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I heard that if you have small kids you shouldn't even use deet based products on yourself. Is this true as I too am a bug magnet and have tried everything with no joy.

Hey Grumpygit, maybe we should go to BBQ's together so at least we end up with half the bites each
I am prepared to rent myself out. I will just stand next door to your barbeque. It will work better than Citronella or anything else!
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I am prepared to rent myself out. I will just stand next door to your barbeque. It will work better than Citronella or anything else!
So essentially you're a rentboy?
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I heard that if you have small kids you shouldn't even use deet based products on yourself. Is this true as I too am a bug magnet and have tried everything with no joy.

Hey Grumpygit, maybe we should go to BBQ's together so at least we end up with half the bites each
For the kids I know you have to be very careful as this product is 100pct deet, i think you need to check with your paediotrician, child doctor before you use it. Otherwise you light the bbq i ll bring the sausages (mrs g gets them from Ireland !)
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Re: To those mosquito magnets on EF

I just slather myself in vinegar, keeps the buggers away, everybody else for that matter.
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Re: To those mosquito magnets on EF

I'm another mossie magnet and I find the stronger version of the Migros one (about 30% DEET) works just fine and is a lot cheaper than most brand names. DEET is actually quite nasty stuff - I've seen it strip off enamel paint - and I'm not sure about putting 100% of the stuff directly on the skin.

For indoors, my life saver is those plugs you can get in Migros that have a little bottle of liquid insect repellent/insecticide underneath them. A refill lasts about 2 months and is much more economical than the other version which has those little tabs.
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I just slather myself in vinegar, keeps the buggers away, everybody else for that matter.
The truth in the old wives tale of vinegar, speaking as one with too much experience, is that it counteracts the alkaline in the bite, therefore putting it on before the bite is pretty useless. My old gran used to say scratch it till it bleeds then put vinegar on and it stops the itch , and it does, but i dont think it stops the bite. You may well just be distasteful to the gourmet mozzy. Lucky you.
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For indoors, my life saver is those plugs you can get in Migros that have a little bottle of liquid insect repellent/insecticide underneath them. A refill lasts about 2 months and is much more economical than the other version which has those little tabs.
I think you can consider yourself a fortunate one that these kind of products work for. For the true magnet, its like doing nothing at all. On the question of the deet, i would never recommend something before using it on myself and my family before saying so, and this i used for a whole year with no bad effect.
Thats why i suggest that only to get one tube and try it one one arm or whatever the first time to make sure there is no reaction. Its always best to be careful.
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I am prepared to rent myself out. I will just stand next door to your barbeque. It will work better than Citronella or anything else!
From a fellow bug magnet, i'm in if you're ever offering to order in bulk. I can definitely relate to the mozzies only biting you and not the 3 others standing around. I've even attracted the dengue mosquito and spent a week delirious and throwing my guts out. Not fun.

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The truth in the old wives tale of vinegar, speaking as one with too much experience, is that it counteracts the alkaline in the bite, therefore putting it on before the bite is pretty useless. My old gran used to say scratch it till it bleeds then put vinegar on and it stops the itch , and it does, but i dont think it stops the bite. You may well just be distasteful to the gourmet mozzy. Lucky you.
My nan's method was to use saliva to soothe the mosquito bites. Hers.
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Do you travel with that?
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I have added a poll, but if it doesnt work then pm me if you want me to order some. But do please check it out on the web first.

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