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Hey I was wondering if anyone had a solution for Mosquitos? Last year they werent a problem because of the lack of water, but this year they are comming on strong. My parents give me crap for bowfishing all night and my mom gives me more crap about how im going to get west nile or something. I just want to bowfish in peace. I was thinking about getting a Thermacell Mosquito Repellent but not sure if anyone had a better solution, or if its even safe to use when bowfishing. I want something waterproof that works. Just looking to hear some idea and spread some ideas around
 

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I will have to check that out, thanks. I just got a couple questions about it. Is it oily? if you sweat will it get in your eyes? and does it smell bad? Sorry bout all the questions but I really dont wanna go swimming for a bow where I shoot at,lol and I wear glasses so around my eyes sweat alot in the summer. I was looking for maybe something that clips on your belt just because I could leave it in the boat and dont have to worrie about making sure to cover every part of exposed skin. But I think I will diffently be picking some of it up.
 

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That's funny u brought that up ..... I told my son this past weekend I was gona hang us a bug zapper up if they got any worst. Hey we got the power to run it L.m.a.o
 

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Haha I fall outta the boat too much to have a bug zapper. I dont really like mixing electricity and water more than I have too. :startle: Does it work good for you? Cuz I guess you could hang it where the water wont get to it
 

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Is it oily? if you sweat will it get in your eyes? and does it smell bad? I was looking for maybe something that clips on your belt just because I could leave it in the boat and dont have to worrie about making sure to cover every part of exposed skin.
It is pretty oily. It is like sunscreen in texture. I would not say that it smells *bad* but, it does have an odor. I would judge it for yourself. It is made for Jungle use in tropical countries that have nasty things you can catch from a mosquito bite. *Nothing* works like that stuff does, in my experience. I have tried the clip on things, and they work a little if there is no breeze and if you are stationary. If there is even the slightest breeze the repellent blows away. You could try those OFF brand Candles. Several of them around the boat would help, but still wouldn't work as good as the Ultrathon.
Haha I fall outta the boat too much to have a bug zapper. I dont really like mixing electricity and water more than I have too. :startle: Does it work good for you? Cuz I guess you could hang it where the water wont get to it
From what I understand, they dont work well for Mosquitos. Here is a quote:
"Black light insect electrocution devices (Bug Zappers, etc.) are purchased in huge quantities by homeowners due to their demonstrated ability to attract and kill thousands of insects over a 24 hr. period. One industry representative estimates that over 1.75 million of these devices are purchased annually in the U.S. But do they really control pest insects? Bug zappers do indeed kill some mosquitoes. However, the only two controlled studies conducted to date by independent investigators at the University of Notre Dame showed that mosquitoes comprised merely 4.1% and 6.4% respectively of the daily catch over an entire season. Even more important was the finding in both studies that there was no significant difference in the number of mosquitoes found in yards with or without bug zappers. What is particularly disconcerting, however, is the number of non-pest insects that comprise the vast majority of trap catch. Many of these insects are beneficial predators on other insect pests. They in turn constitute a major part of the diet of many songbirds. Indeed, reduced numbers of moth and beetle prey species have contributed significantly to the decline of songbird populations in many affluent suburbs. Insect electrocution devices undoubtedly bear some responsibility for this phenomenon. Mosquitoes continue to be more attracted to humans than to the devices. One study conducted in homeowners' backyards showed that of the insects killed by these devices, only 0.13% were female mosquitoes. An estimated 71 billion to 350 billion beneficial insects may be killed annually in the United States by these electrocuting devices. "
 

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Off clip It works. Clip it to your pants and go. I got two of them, also the bug bands work also.

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sweet will look into those. the bug band sound like a really good idea for me. hopfully the water wont ruin it
 

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No the water won't hurt the bug band. You can reuse them, use it one night put it in a zip lock bag and reuse it another night. My wife loves them thats the first thing she puts on when we go bowfishing, She doesn't like the spray on stuff.

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Yeah the spray always gets in my eyes. The bugs like me so I may have to get 2 or 4. haha one on each arm and leg. I will be a bugs worse nightmare
 

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I thought about using my thermocell but they're really made for when you're sitting still. It seems like anything you would wear would just coat the air and then you've moved away from it when you're trolling?

When I pick up my boat at my buddy's house I have to be quick cause they are thick, but it seemed like once on the water they weren't an issue.

maybe I need to make the 2 stroke smoke a little more LOL
 
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