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Old Sep 22nd 2010, 6:09 pm
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What is the best way to avoid getting bitten, we recently visited Balaton and got eaten alive , suggestions please.
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What is the best way to avoid getting bitten, we recently visited Balaton and got eaten alive , suggestions please.
Sprinkle some vanilla sugar on a small dish and place it on a table. It's also useful to put some underneath the table too cos you want this to work everywhere really.
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Pretend to be a spider................... (they eat mozzies) should scare them off
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Sprinkle some vanilla sugar on a small dish and place it on a table. It's also useful to put some underneath the table too cos you want this to work everywhere really.
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Pretend to be a spider................... (they eat mozzies) should scare them off
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Also if you have some uncovered water butts pour a little oil (I assume cooking/vegetable oil) in. This makes it more difficult for mozzies to take in air when they come up to the surface for some air.
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Hi Fentiger, yes any type of cooking oil will do (olive oil is great but more expensive) as the larva suspend themselves from the surface of the water by way of a tube like appendage. They use this to maintain a constant supply of air and the oil creates a film that cuts the air off. We used it on the surface of one of our reed beds and it worked really well.
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Also if you have some uncovered water butts pour a little oil (I assume cooking/vegetable oil) in. This makes it more difficult for mozzies to take in air when they come up to the surface for some air.
Aren't all water butts and all types of water storage facilities supposed to be well covered?
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Aren't all water butts and all types of water storage facilities supposed to be well covered?
Yes, water butts are supposed to be covered but if you have other water containers around your property to collect rain water it won't have a cover. My Hungarian father-in-law has quite a few so uses cooking oil to create a film to cut off the air supply.
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