Getting moskitos out of my room

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Getting moskitos out of my room

Postby TaTa » Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:01 am

Any idea? I used the ninja approach, trying to grab them without killing them but i killed a few so i dont do it anymore. Im getting tired of using repelent.
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Re: Getting moskitos out of my room

Postby dharmagoat » Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:01 am

TaTa wrote:Any idea? I used the ninja approach, trying to grab them without killing them but i killed a few so i dont do it anymore. Im getting tired of using repelent.

What about an aquarium net or some kind of bug catcher?

I made my own "bug vacuum" when I was a kid, made of two lengths of clear tubing with a collecting jar in between. You need to put some cushioning at the bottom of the jar to avoid injuring your captives, and you need some gauze covering the sucking tube to avoid getting a taste of insect. It may sound like a rather eccentric device, but it sucked up mosquitoes, sandflies and fruit flies effortlessly.
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Re: Getting moskitos out of my room

Postby futerko » Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:40 am

One way is to turn all the light sources off in the room (including PC monitor), open the window, take your shirt off, and go stand outside by the open window doing star jumps for 20-30 minutes. Then, upon returning, close the window. (oh, and make sure you don't bring them back in with you :tongue: ).
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Re: Getting moskitos out of my room

Postby smcj » Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:28 am

Burn incense. They don't like smoke.
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Re: Getting moskitos out of my room

Postby ClearblueSky » Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:05 am

Mala, copy of The Dhammapada, and bug vacum. The tools of a Buddhist.
http://www.amazon.com/BugZooka-Bug-Catc ... bug+vacuum
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Re: Getting moskitos out of my room

Postby Punya » Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:53 pm

I just use a glass and a thin piece of cardboard. It works with most bugs although with mosquitoes you have to be a bit more patient. Wait until they settle on a wall, cover them with the glass then slowly slide the cardboard underneath. If you just want them out of the room rather than out of the home, just turn the light off and turn a light on somewhere else.
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Re: Getting moskitos out of my room

Postby futerko » Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:01 pm

Punya wrote:I just use a glass and a thin piece of cardboard. It works with most bugs although with mosquitoes you have to be a bit more patient. Wait until they settle on a wall, cover them with the glass then slowly slide the cardboard underneath. If you just want them out of the room, turn the light off and turn a light on somewhere else.


I do this too, but where I am the mosquitoes are huge and make a lot of noise, and I only get a couple. I believe they can see heat in infra-red though, so I'm not sure the light thing will work on its own.
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Re: Getting moskitos out of my room

Postby dharmagoat » Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:14 pm

futerko wrote:I do this too, but where I am the mosquitoes are huge and make a lot of noise, and I only get a couple. I believe they can see heat in infra-red though, so I'm not sure the light thing will work on its own.

They are attracted to carbon dioxide and 1-octen-3-ol in your breath and sweat too.

Sometimes I notice mosquitoes in my room seem to be sitting around and waiting until the light goes off.

The mosquito season has just started where I live, and I am seriously considering getting a mosquito net.
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Re: Getting moskitos out of my room

Postby palchi » Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:25 pm

Loads of mosquitos in my house, too hot to close the windows and any efforts to collect and remove them from the house would be a total waste of time. So I sleep under a mosquito net, resign myself to getting a few bites a day and cultivate a healthy ecosystem in and around the house - spiders, geckos, birds.... I have tried citronella candles but they don't seem to have any effect. In this part of the country there's at least no malaria, so the health risk is minimal.
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Re: Getting moskitos out of my room

Postby smcj » Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:31 am

They sell "mosquito coils" that are basically a form of incense in a spiral configuration. But almost any smoke will do, even cigarette smoke. Also insect repellent helps. If you live in 'one of those places' a mosquito net is going to be necessary.
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Re: Getting moskitos out of my room

Postby Adamantine » Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:50 am

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Re: Getting moskitos out of my room

Postby Anders » Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:17 am

get a mosquito lamp to drive them away. There are two types: Ultrasound and chemical. The chemical is more effective but is not legal in all countries (outlawed for seemingly no reason at all here in Denmark).
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I would endure it for myriad lifetimes
As your companion in practice"

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Re: Getting moskitos out of my room

Postby futerko » Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:24 am

Anders wrote:get a mosquito lamp to drive them away. There are two types: Ultrasound and chemical. The chemical is more effective but is not legal in all countries (outlawed for seemingly no reason at all here in Denmark).


...and unfortunately the ultrasound ones have been proven to be ineffective.
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Re: Getting moskitos out of my room

Postby greentara » Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:58 am

A slightly different slant on mosquitos. I went to see a village oracle some time back. Some Americans turned up as well. The oracle started to writhe, the Americans asked pressing questions of the heart. Dusk was falling a troop of monkeys balanced on a large wooden gate. Someone had brought a mosquito coil and in the distance some lights went on, so I could see swarms of mosquitos through the smoky spirals of the burning coil. I was being bitten all over...I thought I better get out of here! I asked the oracle no questions as I felt there was something quite primitive and dark happening and I didn't want to participate in any of it.
Needless to say mosquito coils don't work!
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Re: Getting moskitos out of my room

Postby Jigme Tsultrim » Sat Dec 07, 2013 5:52 am

We have a few mosquitoes in Thailand :-) . The coils work quite well in enclosed spaces. They only protect the area in which their smoke exists. Outdoor use, open windows, fans, etc. diminish their effectiveness. They aren't just smoke, however. They contain an insecticide as well, so for me concentration the smoke too much makes me a little nauseous. We have dengue fever in my region, so the lessor of evils in this case.
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