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AnthonySmith


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28/05/2009 13:25

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Anybody got a sure fire way of dealing with these blighters? Spray doesn't seem to work, cos I'm still bitten during the night.



jimmy


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28/05/2009 13:56

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Get a couple of cans of spray the whole house. Give each room an absolute blasting & shut the doors behind you as you move to the next room. Be sure to spray under things like beds & behind curtains before you spray the room itself. I put the fan on full blast in the bedroom when I spray & this keeps the spray circlulating for longer & gets in all the places you might miss.



When done just go out for a few hours



You should have eliminated 99% of them & now the house is clear of them don't leave any windows & doors open. If you have those fly screens that they fit here then then don't rely on them - sand flies will get through those.



check for any holes & gaps around doors & windows etc



Use a fan on you at night if you have one - this really helps



I always have a quick look round the bedroom before i go to bed.



I also leave one of those zapper things with the blue lights on downstairs all night





Other than smothering yourself in deet there aint that much else you c



Aslan


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28/05/2009 14:00

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Probably not sandfly as a bite from this bugger would leave you feeling lethargic with muscle pains and a temperature.



Can I also suggest that you strip the bed and spray the mattress with what ever you need to spray a mattress withas some bed bugs do have a nasty bite in the night.



Marmite eaters tend to suffer less as the yeast in the body deters mozzies and other biting insects, there is a product that the forces use during tropical warfare and military exercises, it is available to jo public at all good chemists.



AnthonySmith


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28/05/2009 14:06

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Thanks. And Aslan, that's the best reason for eating marmite ever!



Kitty1


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28/05/2009 14:56

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Apparently the quinnine in Gin has the same effect!!



Seriously though, I have been wearing two of those bracelets you can buy in the pharamcies for a few days now. They cost 5 tl for 2 and I can honestly say I've not suffered since I've been wearing them. I get bitten horribly normally and nothing else has really worked for me. So it's thumbs up for the bracelets!



smithy


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28/05/2009 14:58

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Kitty can you get one for the butt as thats where I keep getting bitten

Sheila



joandjelly


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28/05/2009 15:08

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We have our house sprayed inside and out every year by Frog Pest Control. When I say spray, I mean on the walls in every room, around all the edges, etc, and it really works. Things carry on dying for months afterwards. It's a bit worrying when you see them spraying the walls but it simply dries and causes no problems. It is also safe for pets so no worries there. It cost us about 50 last year which was actually a bit cheaper than the year before.



stellasstar1



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28/05/2009 15:32

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You can get the bracelets at the Saturday market at Chatuea Lamboussa in the garden section, also stick ons pads and little bags to go on your bedside table.



boerboel


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28/05/2009 16:36

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Hi stellasstar1, are they same price at Lamboussa and what are the stick on pads and little bags you have mentioned.



Also, we have a problem with our dog getting bitten now - she doesn't have fleas as we use front line so assume its mozzies or sandfly. Checked out one of the vets and told 30tl for flea collar thought that price rather a lot so would appreciate if anyone can suggest someone doing cheaper than 30tl or an alternative deterrant. One of the garden centres has been selling them for 10 years and was doing them for 9ytl last year but now not allowed to sell/import them so the licence has gone to vets who presumably are jacking up the prices!!!!



fire starter


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28/05/2009 17:02

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i think the going rate is 30tl but they do last for about 6 months, so if you look at it they are not that expensive.

also how can you put a price on your pets health?



Sunnycee


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28/05/2009 17:13

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smithy

if not why not try spreading marmite on it?

sc



smithy


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sunnycee

Good advice but I would rather have my marmite on my toast, but sound advice



boerboel


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28/05/2009 17:27

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We don't put a price on our pet. She cost 1100 to buy 1300 to ship her here she has duvets in her pet beds, chicken and tuna with her biscuits all her jabs are done and up to date and as much love as she can possibly want or need. We just don't like being RIPPED OFF but we were told they last 3 months not 6. If you are recommending them we will buy one tomorrow - no problem with that.



fire starter


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my vet tells me 6 months life span approx. (maybe there are different brands ?)

i get mine from mustafa in gonyeli.

i didn't mean to offend you i just wanted you to know how important it is to keep your dog in good health here.

i'm sure you have a very loved and spoilt dog!

i have three which cost me a fortune but i wouldn't change them for the world.



stellasstar1



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28/05/2009 18:24

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In England I used to give my horse, carrots covered in garlic poweder which she loved, as she used to be bitten very badly by mossies, and it really helped. Maybe you could try garlic powder on your dogs meat. I have my cats here and they don't seem to be bothered by the mozzies.

The mosquito wrist bands are 6 lira for 2 and they last about a week. The stick on's are also 6 lira and their are 6 to a pack and last 3 days each, and the bags last a couple of weeks.



Mr MAC


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28/05/2009 18:47

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Hi All, just reading all the great advice on how to deal with sanflies, what is the best spray to use as I don't like marmite

Brian



tommy13


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28/05/2009 20:07

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mess.3 marmite eaters , lol .. is that true , ill try that one ,



boerboel


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28/05/2009 20:35

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Hi Firestarter, not offended at all as you are obviously as mad about your dogs as we are ours.



As regards the problem with us humans. Do the bugs like alchohol?? my husband likes a glass or three haha and looks like a pin cushion and I am virtually teetotal and mostly get ignored by the little terrors. Also, as this has been a very wet winter and the bugs are here with a vengeance does this mean we may get an epidemic of sandfly fever which is not very pleasant I believe



negativenick


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Message Posted:
28/05/2009 20:52

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mess 13 - get a life ! - who cares ?



boerboel


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28/05/2009 21:33

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Obviously you don't Nick but am sure there are plenty out there who do



Jo Valentine


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29/05/2009 01:35

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Hi

The recipe that works for me:

Garlic capsules & Vitamin B1 daily

Anything with Deet (not neat, though)

Avon 'Skin so Soft' dry spray oil, the blue one.

Plug ins, marmite, witchcraft, anything else you can think of....

Jo Valentine



Earlybird


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Message Posted:
29/05/2009 06:22

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That just about covers it all then!



mikelapta



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Message Posted:
29/05/2009 07:30

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Grow Basil..I have 2 big tubs on patio.,No bites so far



SaraP


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Message Posted:
29/05/2009 08:34

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Yes Avon Skin So Soft...It has worked for me..



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