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Re: 2011 Skeeter Reports

Postby scottg1178 » Tue May 31, 2011 11:37 am

I got this email from a freind........anyone ever heard of using Listerine against mosquitoes????.........

Email:

I was at a deck party awhile back, and the bugs were having a ball biting everyone. A man at the party sprayed the lawn and deck floor with Listerine, and the little demons disappeared.. The next year I filled a 4-ounce spray bottle and used it around my seat whenever I saw mosquitoes. And voila! That worked as well.. It worked at a picnic where we sprayed the area around the food table, the children's swing area, and the standing water nearby. During the summer, I don't leave home without it....Pass it on.

OUR FRIEND'S COMMENTS: I tried this on my deck and around all of my doors.
It works - in fact, it killed them instantly. I bought my bottle from Target and it
cost me $1.89 It really doesn't take much, and it is a big bottle, too; so it is not
as expensive to use as the can of Bug-spray you buy that doesn't last 30 minutes.
So, try this, please. It will last a couple of days. Don't spray directly on a wood
door (like your front door), but spray around the frame. Spray around the window
frames, and even inside the dog house.
Now these are Good Mosquitos!!!



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Re: 2011 Skeeter Reports

Postby balzaccom » Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:46 am

Memorial Day weekend, Lake Eleanor and beyond....we had a few skeeters at 5500 feet in Miguel Meadows ( rating. 2-3) but higher up there is still too much snow. And when it blew hard, then rained, sleeted, hailed, and snow...the skeeters bailed from Miguel Meadows as well.

So that's the solution--just hike when it is snowing that the skeeters will leave you alone!
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Re: 2011 Skeeter Reports

Postby richlong8 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:48 am

Memorial Day weekend, 5/28-31. Leavitt Meadow, Roosevelt, Poore, Kirman- 1, no mosquitoes yet.
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Re: 2011 Skeeter Reports

Postby texan » Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:03 am

richlong8 wrote:Memorial Day weekend, 5/28-31. Leavitt Meadow, Roosevelt, Poore, Kirman- 1, no mosquitoes yet.


Can you tell me how much snow was around Roosevelt? I am curious. Thank you.

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Re: 2011 Skeeter Reports

Postby richlong8 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:07 am

no snow except for a few small patches. I will try and post a trip report by the end of the week.
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Re: 2011 Skeeter Reports

Postby tim » Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:17 pm

Bass Lake (3000ft), Memorial Day weekend - 2.5 on Friday afternoon/evening when it was warm. Barely a 1 on Saturday when it got damp and 0 on Sunday when it was raining/hailing/windy
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Re: 2011 Skeeter Reports (Kings Canyon Memorial Day wknd)

Postby bheiser1 » Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:13 pm

In Kings Canyon - Cedar Grove area, and up to just under 6500 ft beyond Mist Falls ... zero! I don't think I saw or heard more than 3 insects all weekend :).
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Re: 2011 Skeeter Reports

Postby sierrahiker » Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:12 am

Kings Canyon Cedar Groves, Sentinel Camp, Mist Falls, Lower Paradise Valley, Middle Paradise Valley - June 5, 6, 7, 8

Absolutely zero skeeters - even right next to swampy marsh
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Re: 2011 Skeeter Reports

Postby Wandering Daisy » Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:10 pm

North Fork of American River - Forest Hill Divide (5200)- some small annoying flies, no mosquitoes, river level, north slope terrace (2,000) -a few at dusk-- a dozen or so tiny baby skeets clinging to my tent screen.
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Re: 2011 Skeeter Reports

Postby norcalhiker » Sun Jun 12, 2011 3:46 pm

Carson Pass, Wolf Creek (Carson Iceberg Wilderness) and Ebbetts Pass had no mosquitos. :-({|=
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Re: 2011 Skeeter Reports

Postby bigd » Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:45 pm

Camping at 8000 feet around Parker Lake between Lee Vining and June Lakes. No mosquitos. Though a lot more bugs were around on Sunday morning compared to the previous few days. I saw what looked to be some juvenille mosquitos, though never did hear that familiar whizzing sound. I fear they are just around the corner.
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Re: 2011 Skeeter Reports

Postby RoguePhotonic » Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:09 am

Yosemite Valley: Very mild.

Yosemite Falls trail: mild, not in need of any special protection.

Hetch Hetchy to Wapama Falls: None
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