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Old 05-01-2015, 06:54 PM   #1
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Product capable of filtering Gnats and Mosquitoes

I'm looking at transporting the Flxible Flxette to Hawaii.

The Flxette has transit style windows that slide open: I'm wondering if any members of this Forum is familiar with a product that allows for clear site and visibility but still is fine enough that it will filter the annoyance of Gnats and Mosquitoes.

I'm interested in any suggestions. Most screening materials will keep out the Mosquitoes: But Gnats swarm in windless humid conditions: At certain times of the year under certain conditions there are so many that they blacken the Sky.

Looking for suggestions. Gnats are just plain Gnatsty.......thanks in advance.
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Old 05-02-2015, 06:41 AM   #2
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You may want to try this screen material from HD. It was the tightest I could find
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Old 05-02-2015, 11:51 AM   #3
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You might try spraying around some peppermint, my wife gets the peppermint
extract and dilutes it with water then sprays it around with a spray bottle. She
does it for spiders but it is supposed to work for mosquitoes as well. We put out
spider traps 6 months ago when she sprayed the peppermint and just now had
one spider arrive in one trap, works great. Supposed to work on rodents as well.
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Gnats can be a real pain.
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You may want to try this screen material from HD. It was the tightest I could find



Thanks....................I'll check that stuff out............
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Gnats can be a real pain.

A Gnat has no redeeming value whatsoever:

Get rid of the gnats' food supply. Like so many other insects, gnats feed primarily upon the food scraps you leave out in the open. The best solution to preventing gnats is to not "feed" them in the first place.

ignoring them doesn't get it done. And they'll feed on about anything. microscopic scraps of feces in soil or anything left open and sitting around. They're opportunistic and almost parasitical. Having a good Screen and not feeding.
is a Natural.
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You might try spraying around some peppermint, my wife gets the peppermint
extract and dilutes it with water then sprays it around with a spray bottle. She
does it for spiders but it is supposed to work for mosquitoes as well. We put out
spider traps 6 months ago when she sprayed the peppermint and just now had
one spider arrive in one trap, works great. Supposed to work on rodents as well.

Thanks Dragonpop..............interesting suggesting. I would almost welcome a Rodent. It just takes one GNat to ruin most any day.

Don't know why it bothers me so. I guess we each have our Achilles Heel.
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You might try spraying around some peppermint, my wife gets the peppermint
extract and dilutes it with water then sprays it around with a spray bottle. She
does it for spiders but it is supposed to work for mosquitoes as well. We put out
spider traps 6 months ago when she sprayed the peppermint and just now had
one spider arrive in one trap, works great. Supposed to work on rodents as well.
This is a great idea.

We used peppermint oil as bug repellent on the farm growing up. Much better for your health than the chemical alternatives.

Back then, we just juiced the swamp mint. Then left it in glass jars in the sun till it evaporated into a concentrate. Then we would smear the thick green juice onto our exposed skin.

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