Mosquito Control

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  1. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2017
    Chattanooga TN/Dickson TN
    1998 SeaRay 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alpha 1 drives
  2. Ctsearay

    Ctsearay Member

    848
    Apr 19, 2009
    Milford Ct
    2002 360 Sundancer Twin 8.1's Tender
    10ft Hardbottom Walker Bay Genesis with Johnson 15 Hp
    Twin Pleasure Bringing, Fire Breathing Mercruiser 8.1 HO's
  3. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2017
    Chattanooga TN/Dickson TN
    1998 SeaRay 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alpha 1 drives
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  4. Jack W. Williamson

    Jack W. Williamson Member

    109
    Nov 3, 2017
    Syracuse, NY
    1988 268DA Sundancer Single 454
    454 7.4 L Mercruiser Alpha one
    Mix Blue Dawn, epsom salts, and stale beer.... Cheap stale beer, and water. Sit out in your underwear and enjoy the hot humid evenings. No bites. No bugs. Lasts 80 days. Cost is probably about 14 cents.
     
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  5. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2017
    Chattanooga TN/Dickson TN
    1998 SeaRay 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alpha 1 drives
    Everything I have...... but I might have to borrow a beer off of my boat neighbors. ;)
     
  6. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2007 44DB
    Cummins QSC 8.3s
    I used to be an avid hunter-specifically bow hunting for deer in Ga. Never had much of a problem here with them. I went to Maine for several years bear hunting the last week in August. I had never seen anything like the mosquitoes on the coast of Maine in late summer. About 12 years ago, a new gadget came out-the Thermocell. Worked like a dream. Don’t hunt much anymore, but still have the Thermocell for the deck. Uses a small butane cylinder and a little pad soaked in something. Gives off very little smell and would work fantastic on boat. Gets warm, but not really hot.

    Google it and see what you think!

    Bennett
     
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  7. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2017
    Chattanooga TN/Dickson TN
    1998 SeaRay 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alpha 1 drives
    I had linked to one in my 1st post...... BB&B has them for $25.

    Might have to pick one up and give it a try.

    Thanks for saying it worked.
     
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  8. Creekwood

    Creekwood Well-Known Member

    Apr 26, 2009
    Oakville and Georgian Bay, Ontario
    '97 330 Sundancer, Raymarine C80 suite with radar, Mercury 310 Hypalon w/8hp Yammie 2stk
    2X 454 carbs w/ vDrives
    We use Thermacell units. They work great with no smell. Also use the mosquito coils in a holder that hangs if they are really bad.
     
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  9. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2017
    Chattanooga TN/Dickson TN
    1998 SeaRay 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alpha 1 drives
    Awesome.

    I just found them on sale at Lowes for $15 and they have them locally.

    I'm going to pick up one tomorrow. :)
     
  10. Boatguy49036

    Boatguy49036 Member GOLD Sponsor

    90
    Nov 4, 2017
    Marblehead , OH
    390 Sundancer 2004
    Garmin 7612 XSV
    8.1 Horizons
    8.1 Mercruiser
  11. Thornton69

    Thornton69 Active Member

    300
    Sep 15, 2014
    Northern BC
    1980 245 SDC
    1984 18' Valco sled
    5.7 260 Merc/ Bravo 2
    Evanrude 115/80 jet
    Interested.. What are the operating costs of these units? Often out for several days plus and curious. The head nets are a pita.
     
  12. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    1988 Proline Center Console - 90hp Mariner/Mercury
    1969 Boston Whaler
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    Once again this site cost me money :rolleyes:. I picked up the Thermacell at Lowe's for under $15 on sale. Hope it works as well as the reviews say - I hate gnats and mosquitos at the boat.

    -Kevin
     
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  13. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2017
    Chattanooga TN/Dickson TN
    1998 SeaRay 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alpha 1 drives
  14. OllieC

    OllieC Active Member

    503
    Mar 11, 2013
    MinniSoCold
    2005 Weekender 215
    Mercruiser 5.0 mpi, Bravo III
    Themacell has one that I just purchased called the Backpacker. You can use a 16 oz butane canister and it will last 390hours. At the end of the season, it is compact enough to store. You will just need to purchase the strips. I have 3 and we love them in MN/WI.

    https://www.thermacell.com/products/backpacker-repeller
     
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  15. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    Let me know how it works for the green flies.
     
  16. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    1988 Proline Center Console - 90hp Mariner/Mercury
    1969 Boston Whaler
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    I will but, fortunately we don't get too many in the marina by us.

    The should infuse this stuff into sunbrella if is works.

    -Kevin
     
  17. Third Edition

    Third Edition Active Member

    156
    Apr 9, 2017
    NE Florida
    360 Sundancer 2002
    T-8.1L V-drives
    Changing the cockpit lights to amber helps keep bugs away from the boat ... or maybe its that they're attracted to the white lights.
     
  18. importmonkey

    importmonkey Opinionated Member

    939
    Jul 9, 2015
    Middle River, MD
    2007 44 Sundancer
    QSC 500s
  19. OllieC

    OllieC Active Member

    503
    Mar 11, 2013
    MinniSoCold
    2005 Weekender 215
    Mercruiser 5.0 mpi, Bravo III
    I can attest that they work great. I usually have a couple going at the same time. In N.WI, the Mosquitos can carry you away at dusk during Summer. You can see them trying to penetrate the Thermacell perimeter, but they start getting dizzy and fly out.
     
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  20. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2017
    Chattanooga TN/Dickson TN
    1998 SeaRay 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alpha 1 drives
    I used mine Saturday evening and only got bitten once right at the start.

    I spent most of my time on deck watch TV/Computer and I had zero bugs around my screen.

    I only had a few big bugs come flying by but did not bother.

    Now if it would keep the spiders away......
     
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