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Old 08-16-2018, 02:17 PM   #21
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Go to a rural supply store like Tractor Supply or Rural King and buy a box of insect repellent ear tags for cows. Use zip ties and hang the tags around the engine compartment, generator compartment, and anywhere else you like or need them. Not expensive, easy to use.
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Old 08-16-2018, 03:07 PM   #22
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I wonder if wearing one around my neck would ward off gnats and mosquitoes?
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Old 08-16-2018, 03:18 PM   #23
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I wonder if wearing one around my neck would ward off gnats and mosquitoes?
Donít know, never tried it, might work! Try and let everyone know how it works!

If you have pierced ears you could try wearing them there!
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Old 08-16-2018, 04:02 PM   #24
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It will probably repel pretty women...
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Old 08-16-2018, 04:08 PM   #25
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It will probably repel pretty women...
Oh God no. Don't want that now do we...
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Old 08-16-2018, 04:10 PM   #26
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At our age...come on now...we're better off playing "guess what this tattoo used to be".
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Old 08-16-2018, 04:23 PM   #27
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Old 08-16-2018, 04:40 PM   #28
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It will probably repel pretty women...
Naaaa..... Just get the tags that are numbered..and take your pick...


On a serious note, there are screening made for your water heater/furnace AND for the vent(s) on absorption fridges..... HIGHLY recommend.
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Old 08-16-2018, 05:02 PM   #29
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Naaaa..... Just get the tags that are numbered..and take your pick...
Like going to the deli?

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On a serious note, there are screening made for your water heater/furnace AND for the vent(s) on absorption fridges..... HIGHLY recommend.
Seriously, you're the second person to suggest something like that. I was looking to get my hands dirty and do some DIY. Bears further looking into. DIY might not be cost justified. Thanks.
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Old 08-25-2018, 07:41 PM   #30
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When I store my RV I cover it with a regular RV cover and I've never had a wasp or any other winged insects build nests. I do still get those pesky spiders finding there way into my gas appliances but no winged bugs.
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Old 08-25-2018, 09:47 PM   #31
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Welcome to the forum!

Spiders...

If you look up "Arachnophobia": you'll find a picture of me there... I'll be the one crying like a little girl!
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Old 08-25-2018, 11:11 PM   #32
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Old 08-25-2018, 11:49 PM   #33
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We've used moth balls for years. I put 4 or 5 balls in small plastic cups and tuck the cups away in all the gas connection vented areas like the furnace, fridge, water heater, etc. Set them so they won't overturn and spill the balls since they can be corrosive. Also put a moth ball cup in each outside storage locker of our RV. Keeps out most all bugs, bees and especially dirt-dobbers, which are a real problem here in the South. I change the moth balls out at least twice a year, to keep them fresh. Works well for us.
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Old 08-26-2018, 05:41 PM   #34
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peppermint

Has any one tried any of these. Peppermint Incense Stick you could burn them in the rv or just place them where ever. peppermint gum just stick it under the table or on the bed post. peppermint liqueur you could drink this then the bugs would no worry you for a while.Not sure about how much would be needed probable cheaper by the gallon Great for the cough too,helps sleep also.
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Old 08-28-2018, 01:35 PM   #35
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We have used these around the house for the first time this summer. They seem to work.

FMI Brands Inc. Original Get Lost Wasp Natural and Safe Non-Toxic Hanging Wasp Deterrent - for Wasps Hornets Yellowjackets, 2-Pack Effective Eco-Friendly Decoy Repellent
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Old 08-28-2018, 02:27 PM   #36
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peppermint liqueur you could drink this then the bugs would no worry you for a while.Not sure about how much would be needed probable cheaper by the gallon Great for the cough too,helps sleep also.
If I can get my Doctor to write me a prescription for it: the health insurance would pay!
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Old 08-28-2018, 10:02 PM   #37
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We used it around our rig, and inside our storage shed. (A favorite place for those "winged chainsaws" to build!)
It also kept the mice and chipmunks out!
Peppermint / Wintergreen Lifesavers work great.
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Old 08-29-2018, 02:26 AM   #38
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Let us know about the prescription.
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Peppermint

What size are your peppermint cotton balls? DW insists size will matter
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Old 08-29-2018, 11:36 AM   #40
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We used Peppermint oil on cotton swabs last year: not a single unwanted intruder!
Yes, I agree with peppermint oil. I use in a spray bottle. Mix warm water with peppermint oil enough to smell the peppermint and 2 tbs of dawn dishwashing det. shake well. last about 6 months
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