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    camping - how to stop bugs!

    we are going camping in a few weeks, we put the tent up today and left it up outside. However, when we went back it was full of flies, bugs and other things. Anyway, I HATE bugs and I am wondering whats the best way not to get any bugs or anything! Thanks!

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    whats the best way not to get any bugs or anything



    Dont go camping

    Original Poster

    StevenA2000_uk;5605398

    Dont go camping



    Its not me that wants to go, its my oh!!! I did not really want to go!

    StevenA2000_uk;5605398

    Dont go camping




    LOL. I wish I said that.:)

    I'm sure your local camping shop will have the solution to the bug problem.

    candles.... lol,

    Jed Maxwell;5605428

    candles.... lol,



    Don't they attract moths Anyway, he might not have a tent very long if he uses them.

    Jed Maxwell;5605428

    candles.... lol,



    smoke will do it, but I will leave it up to you how to get smoke into a tent.

    Certain scented candles, but flames in a tent is just asking for trouble.

    I think we use vanilla out the back but once the barbeque gets going they are off.

    All this info is for Flying Bugs, If you have creepy crawlies getting in then I dont know what to do aside from keeping it closed everytime you leave.

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    Predikuesi;5605450

    Don't they attract moths Anyway, he might not have a tent very long if … Don't they attract moths Anyway, he might not have a tent very long if he uses them.



    Thanks everyone, any products or other recomendations? Got a chid too, so not sure about candles. by the way im a she

    bargainhunter2009;5605466

    Thanks everyone, any products or other recomendations? Got a chid too, so … Thanks everyone, any products or other recomendations? Got a chid too, so not sure about candles. by the way im a she




    I know, but you said your OH wanted to go camping

    Original Poster

    Predikuesi;5605528

    I know, but you said your OH wanted to go camping



    oops sorry :oops:

    bargainhunter2009;5605588

    oops sorry :oops:



    That's ok - TBH I only realised this recently ;-)

    A doctor told me recently that if you want real protection from mozzies, etc any product you buy must contain at least 30% DEET. I had no idea what that was but found some anti mozzy wipes in poundlan which had 30% DEET. We used them in Egypt and whilst everyone else seemed to have legs covered in bites we were completely clear... so speak as you find and Poundland came up trumps... I can recommend them. If no poundland nearby just check the products contain the DEET as specified.

    mosskeeto;5606054

    A doctor told me recently that if you want real protection from mozzies, … A doctor told me recently that if you want real protection from mozzies, etc any product you buy must contain at least 30% DEET. I had no idea what that was but found some anti mozzy wipes in poundlan which had 30% DEET. We used them in Egypt and whilst everyone else seemed to have legs covered in bites we were completely clear... so speak as you find and Poundland came up trumps... I can recommend them. If no poundland nearby just check the products contain the DEET as specified.



    we have preparations in florida that are up to 100% deet. Hubby wont let me put on the kids as its not healthy but I cover my legs in it.. better that than the ammonia spray after they've bitten! hate mozzies lol

    Keep the tent door shut

    citrus smalls deter some bugs and taking garlic tablets will stop you getting bitten by mossies

    Drink lots of alcohol before bed. Wont necessarily stop the bugs, but may stop you caring so much.
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