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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:02 am    Post subject: Bug Button! Reply with quote

http://www.ajbugbutton.com/
Just want to know if anybody has ever heard of this product. Ebay sells a pack of 3 Bug buttons for 7.99. It says they last over 500hrs combined. It has potential.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This looks good. Do you know where you can buy it.

I am still looking for someone who has invented the "Missile Defence Shield" bug repelent belt. You just put on the belt and it zaps all the bugs with lasers within 5 feet as you walk around. It would look so cool at night watching those buggers fry.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If u read my post Kyle it clearly says ebay!!! lol
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Do you think mosquitoes have been particularly bothersome so far this year? Well, you're not wrong.

Mosquito trap counts have increased more than 50 per cent compared to the same time last year, according to the consulting firm contracted by the city to monitor and control mosquito populations.
Mark Ardis, who helps control the City of Ottawa's mosquito population, says a wet, cool spring has increased their numbers. (CBC)
A long, cool, wet spring allowed early mosquito varieties to thrive and they've stuck around, according to GDG Environment project manager Mark Ardis.

"Compared to years past, especially the past three years, mosquito populations are much higher than what we've observed in the past," Ardis said.

"We've got spring mosquitoes and we've got these early summer mosquitoes, and now we're going to see what we call cat-tail marsh mosquitoes emerging as well. So we're going to see I guess a triple whammy of mosquitoes emerging within the next few days."

There are about 20 mosquito species that breed in Ottawa, only one of which carries West Nile virus.

So far, with the West Nile-carrying mosquitoes only starting to emerge, the virus hasn't yet been detected in the region.

It's recommended people wear light clothing with long sleeves, especially at dusk and dawn. They should also use personal protection such as deet, check window screens and clean up any standing water sites on their properties
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The mosquitos were especially bad during the Big Man. They were actually biting through my blue jeans around the camp fire at night. Both of my knees were swollen with bites the next morning!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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With mosquitoes, ‘worst is yet to come’ as rains go on and on

By Tom Spears, Ottawa Citizen June 28, 2013 5:05 PM


OTTAWA — If you think the mosquitoes have been bad so far this year, there’s a good chance they’re going to get worse.

“Any time you get the wet weather, mosquitoes breed in standing water,” said insect scientist Bob Anderson from the Canadian Museum of Nature. “More standing water around means more possible breeding sites, and that translates eventually into more mosquitoes.

“Even if it dries up now, you might see a peak in a couple of weeks’ time, because the generation that’s just developing right now is going to come out,” he said. “I would expect in a couple of weeks you’re going to see (increased) activity. … It might still be that the worst is yet to come.”

City of Ottawa mosquito traps have been catching about 50 per cent more bugs than average.

“There’s a bunch of different (species). There are the spring breeders, then the early-summer breeders, then the summer breeders, then the late-summer breeders,” Anderson said. “They’re all confined to some kind of standing water” to breed.

That’s why public health officials routinely ask people to get rid of water in buckets and other places where it collects. But that could be difficult this year, with saturated soil and puddles everywhere.

The Ottawa International had recorded 121 millimetres of rain in June even before the day-long drenching on Friday. A year ago, we had only 62 millimetres of rain the entire month. And the last half of May was wet, too.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

why the hell does the city employ someone to control the mosquito population?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rolly wrote:
why the hell does the city employ someone to control the mosquito population?


He must only measure, because so far his control plan sucks.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well they do. have you walk by a manhole or catch basin and seen a paint dot on it. that means someone has come by (mainly students) and place a insecticide in the standing water. but they all the rain we been having any treatment would just wash away with the next days rain. its to stop the spread of WestNile.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Somewhat related.

http://bugasalt.com/
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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A spray or lotion that makes humans undetectable to mosquitoes could soon be available, after U.S. scientists discovered cloaking compounds found naturally on human skin.

“If you put your hand in a cage of mosquitoes where we have released some of these inhibitors, almost all just sit on the back wall and don’t even recognize that the hand is in there,” said U.S. Department of Agriculture chemist Ulrich Bernier, in a statement released Monday following a press briefing at the American Chemical Society national meeting in Indianapolis.

“If a mosquito can’t sense that dinner is ready, there will be no buzzing, no landing, no bite,” he said.

Bernier and his colleagues at the USDA mosquito and fly unit announced they had identified 24 compounds, found naturally in trace amounts on human skin, that when sprayed in larger quantities appear to block mosquitoes’ ability to smell humans.

They suggested that such cloaking compounds may be an alternative to repellents such as DEET, which can have a strong odour and is slightly toxic, leading to some concerns about its safety.

The researchers tested the compounds by putting mosquitoes into a cage divided by a screen, and seeing how the mosquitoes reacted to human odours on the other side of the screen when the different compounds were sprayed there.

The researchers suggested that the presence of some of those cloaking compounds on the skin may explain why mosquitoes are attracted to some people but not others.

The cloaking compounds are similar to chemicals already found in existing drugs and other products, and they appear suitable for use in cosmetics, lotions, clothing and other products that currently incorporate mosquito repellents.

One of the effective compounds was named as 1-methylpiperazine, which is a stimulant drug that has been used as an ingredient in some recreational drugs.

The researchers discovered the compounds based on research done in the lab in the mid to late 1990s that identified 277 compounds present on human skin. Some of them were subsequently found to be very attractive to mosquitoes and are now used for trapping mosquitoes, while others seemed to make it more difficult for mosquitoes to find humans.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Bug Button! Reply with quote

C-Kyle wrote:
http://www.ajbugbutton.com/
Just want to know if anybody has ever heard of this product. Ebay sells a pack of 3 Bug buttons for 7.99. It says they last over 500hrs combined. It has potential.


Did you ever try this? Does it work?
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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2016 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



Ummm, what is it intended for?
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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2016 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bbp wrote:


Ummm, what is it intended for?


There is a weird fight with citronella products, so they probably labelled it thusly to avoid regulation.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/citronella-bug-spray-makes-comeback-after-public-pressure-1.2962142
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