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Post by Boulevard » Tue, 28 Oct 2008 8:37 am

They can't stay away from me, any miracle solutions to stop me getting bitten all the time?
We got a high pitched noise plug thing which is supposed to stop them, we also got special mozzie incense but I still have a new bite nearly every day... :???:

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 28 Oct 2008 9:46 am

Ensure that their breeding places are eradicated or if that is not possible then consistently oiled or otherwise treated to prevent breeding. It may entail a call to NEA if they are persistent as the breeding places my not be on your property but a close neighbour. (be careful about doing that though as if the find breeding places in/on your house/property you can be fined). :o As far as being attractive to mosquitoes, well, either you got it or you don't. Not much can be done about it except wearing mozzie repellant constantly which is not much fun and it plays the devil with expensive perfumes as well. (Perfumes tend to attract them as well).
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Post by Boulevard » Tue, 28 Oct 2008 10:48 am

Thanks SMS. We had a bug guy around last week to check for insects and mozzies, he tapped all our cupboards... an interesting method..

I think I will have to get the repellant cream thing, I have tried pretty much everything else. :o

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Post by durain » Tue, 28 Oct 2008 11:06 am

Boulevard wrote:I think I will have to get the repellent cream thing, I have tried pretty much everything else. :o
try repellant with DEET. works for me when i am in the jungle. DEET is a very effective repellent.

edit: it's DEET, not DTT.
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 28 Oct 2008 12:41 pm

The tapping on cabinets is about looking for other pests rather than mozzies. It is the cheap way. Listening for the sound of rotting wood, would indicate a possible multitude of problems from termites, wood borers, to water leakage and rats nests. Soft waterlogged or hollow wood sound differently. Our company uses infrared camera's but I'll not go into how that works suffice it to say that it allow non-invasive inspection of walls and such but they are rather expensive units and you also have to have special permits from the government to even buy them due to the sensitivity of the units (thermal imagining systems are used in some military hardware). The also are used in electrical applications where it's easy to spot hotspots in electrical lines/fuses/boxes like overloads, etc.
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Post by Boulevard » Wed, 29 Oct 2008 8:08 am

I woke up this morning with 4 new bites, which brings me to a new total of 7. Lovely.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 29 Oct 2008 9:15 am

Have you checked for bedbugs? Especially if you are only getting bitten at night.

Even if you brought in your own matresses, it's still possible the the previous tenant had bedbugs and they tend to get everywhere as they are so small. About the only way to get rid of them is total fumigation (aerosal bombs) with a closed & sealed room. You should only get a professional to do that though.
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Post by Boulevard » Wed, 29 Oct 2008 9:21 am

Well there was no bed in the condo when we bought it, so we bought a new frame and mattress. We've only been here 7 weeks!

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Post by durain » Wed, 29 Oct 2008 9:50 am

are you using any mozzies repellant at all. if yes, which one?

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Post by Boulevard » Wed, 29 Oct 2008 10:01 am

I am using a cream called mopito which i put on after i have been bitten but thats it?

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Post by Left Wing » Wed, 29 Oct 2008 4:40 pm

I am in the same hell !....no more ground floor units for me...cant wait to get back to hi-rise and sealed windows.....

Got the UV light, coils burning, the little electric liquid replelant all running at the same time...7 am in the living room..TV and tea and MOZZIES...so its not just a night thing for me.... :mad: :???: :x

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Post by QRM » Wed, 29 Oct 2008 5:35 pm

Boulevard wrote:I am using a cream called mopito which i put on after i have been bitten but thats it?
No wonder bit like sticking the condom on after you had your cigarette :lol:

People think they get bitten more than anyone else. What happens is every one gets bitten but your body just reacts more to the bite.

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Post by durain » Wed, 29 Oct 2008 6:00 pm

Boulevard wrote:I am using a cream called mopito which i put on after i have been bitten but thats it?
mopiko no good la. it's not a repellent. i like QRM logic on the shag and fag. :P

get something like jungle formula which has DEET. the extra strength contains 50% DEET which is very effective. or for DEET free, johnson's does a baby clear lotion.

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Post by maneo » Fri, 31 Oct 2008 5:10 am

QRM wrote:People think they get bitten more than anyone else. What happens is every one gets bitten but your body just reacts more to the bite.
Some people are mosquito magnets.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 31 Oct 2008 9:33 am

maneo wrote: Some people are mosquito magnets.
Heck of a lot of truth to that!

My mother is a tick magnet. She can walk from door of my house to the dock and back and sure a h*ll she'll have a damm deer tick on her (which is scary due to lime disease). And when they bite her she will get a sore the size of a quarter that takes literally months to heal. She's finally found some cream (prescription only) that costs a bomb for a tiny, tiny tube but seems to help a lot.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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