The Market Ticker
Rss Icon RSS available
You are not signed on; if you are a visitor please register for a free account!
Comments on Insex Control :-)
User: Not logged on
Top Forum Top Login FAQ Register Clear Cookie
Showing Page 2 of 2  First12Last
User Info Insex Control :-) in forum [Market-Ticker]
Goldmanssack
Posts: 1733
Incept: 2009-07-08

38320 / 07849
Report This As A Bad Post Add To Your Ignored User List
We have those and these beasts in NJ. They love to swarm.




----------
"There's a signpost on the corner and it keeps everybody safe. We were all made in the shade." Greg Graffin, The Defense
Flappingeagle
Posts: 2565
Incept: 2011-04-14

Report This As A Bad Post Add To Your Ignored User List
Quote:
Around here the flies are yellow but they bite like a mother****er in the summer time afternoons and it's a royal bitch to do the lawn without slathering up as a consequence.


I believe that you are referring to what is known as a "yellow fly", imagine that, in Southern GA where I'm from. Do they have a very triangular set of wings like a delta-wing fighter? Do they land "heavy" when they land meaning you can feel them land instead of the soft landing of a housefly? Of course, they do bite like mentioned above.

Flap

----------
Here are my predictions for everyone to see:
S&P 500 at 320, DOW at 2200, Gold $300/oz, and Corn $2/bu.
No sign that housing, equities, or farmland are in a bubble- Yellen 11/14/13
Trying to leave the Rat Race to the rats...
Tickerguy
Posts: 148437
Incept: 2007-06-26
A True American Patriot!
Report This As A Bad Post Add To Your Ignored User List
Yeah. They land with their teeth out. And they suck.

----------
Winding it down.

Trinityalpsgal
Posts: 25
Incept: 2017-03-30

Weaverville, CA
Report This As A Bad Post Add To Your Ignored User List
Love Smartwool, never ever on the trail without them.

As for insects, I use CedarCide (Original, was branded Best Yet) spray. You can apply directly on skin or clothes. Works to repel and kill ticks, flies, mosquitos, ants.

Mosquito swarms, that last for days, day and night (no breaks) will drive a person insane!!! I had to provide emergency moral support to my brother who got devoured one summer. The DEET was worthless. We met up in Red's Meadow/Devil's Post Pile/Mammoth area (along the PCT/JMT)for a re-supply, and he left heading north (to Yosemite). During the rainy/monsoon season all those little high-elevation "lakes" on granite rock become serious incubators. He got eaten alive. One of his many insane moments on the PCT. He's been section hiking it since 2003. Other close calls were due to bad water and or no water (dehydration).

Karl, are you section hiking with a goal of 100% completion? Or just cherry-picking sections that interest you?
Tickerguy
Posts: 148437
Incept: 2007-06-26
A True American Patriot!
Report This As A Bad Post Add To Your Ignored User List
Just cherry picking..and ****ing off.

----------
Winding it down.

Tsherry
Posts: 797
Incept: 2008-12-09

Spokane WA
Report This As A Bad Post Add To Your Ignored User List
Have a good friend who lost her little sister (this in the early 1970's) to Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.

Insects in general, aside from pollinators, I'd like to nuke from space, just to be sure. "R"'s little sis was a great kid--lit up the room with her smile. Eight year olds shouldn't die from massive organ failure after camping for a week in Montana.

That said, I used DEET products in Africa and in some places where mosquitos can carry off small game, and swear by the stuff.
Westcoaster
Posts: 9
Incept: 2010-06-11

Fort Bragg, CA
Report This As A Bad Post Add To Your Ignored User List
The price of the pants didn't seem out of line compared to the price of the fashion jeans ready for the rag bag that we saw all over Disneyland on a recent visit.
Hstella
Posts: 686
Incept: 2009-08-18

Colorado
Report This As A Bad Post Add To Your Ignored User List
This thread really helps me appreciate CO more. I very rarely get bitten, even though I was absolutely mosquito bait in NC, complete with half dollar sized welts.
Tickerguy
Posts: 148437
Incept: 2007-06-26
A True American Patriot!
Report This As A Bad Post Add To Your Ignored User List
Quote:
The price of the pants didn't seem out of line compared to the price of the fashion jeans ready for the rag bag that we saw all over Disneyland on a recent visit.

They're expensive, but they're exceptionally functional and IMHO worth the money. The ability to actually wear them for multiple days and not stink like a damned ape plus the ventilation is worth the ask all on its own.

----------
Winding it down.
Sharps
Posts: 65
Incept: 2008-12-15

SW Montana
Report This As A Bad Post Add To Your Ignored User List
@Tsheery "Have a good friend who lost her little sister (this in the early 1970's) to Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever."

As a Montana resident this is a concern. Back in the day when we were out all day usually surveying we would use diesel on our clothes to ward off bugs. We stunk but seemed to remain bite free.
Banditfist
Posts: 797
Incept: 2007-09-20
A True American Patriot!
Huntsville, Alabama
Report This As A Bad Post Add To Your Ignored User List
Karl,
This is all good information. My wife, who is an allergist, has over 60 patients in the North Alabama area who have alpha-gal allergy. It is caused by the bite of an infected Lone-star tick. Once a human is bitten, they cannot ever eat mammalian meat again without anaphylaxis.
I am on the trails a lot with my dogs. I always spray DEET-based prevention since I am always in shorts. My wife has threatened to castrate me if I get infected since I am also the cook in the house and she likes her steaks!

----------
"Are you sure you can't remember?"
"I'm sure I can't remember" ~ Ben Bernake 25 Jun 2009

Goldmanssack
Posts: 1733
Incept: 2009-07-08

38320 / 07849
Report This As A Bad Post Add To Your Ignored User List
Quote:
Once a human is bitten, they cannot ever eat mammalian meat again without anaphylaxis.

Further proof there is a Satan.

----------
"There's a signpost on the corner and it keeps everybody safe. We were all made in the shade." Greg Graffin, The Defense
Ingar
Posts: 2
Incept: 2017-02-14

Mobile,AL
Report This As A Bad Post Add To Your Ignored User List
Karl,
An Army entomologist at a combat casualty course recommended wearing your pants cuff tucked into your socks. Ticks climb upward on you and will find an opening in your clothing to access your skin. The grass grew a bit last week while I was on vacation. After being out in the yard, I felt a tick crawling in my scalp. Time to cut the lawn and keep the grass too short for the ticks to climb aboard.
George
Dasman
Posts: 63
Incept: 2010-06-27

Lawrence, KS
Report This As A Bad Post Add To Your Ignored User List
EXCELLENT POST, Karl...

Appreciate this sir!
Dasman
Posts: 63
Incept: 2010-06-27

Lawrence, KS
Report This As A Bad Post Add To Your Ignored User List
Quote:
This is all good information. My wife, who is an allergist, has over 60 patients in the North Alabama area who have alpha-gal allergy. It is caused by the bite of an infected Lone-star tick. Once a human is bitten, they cannot ever eat mammalian meat again without anaphylaxis.


What the hell? Must have been created in a lab by a gang of PETA terrorists!

That's some crazy ****...

smiley
Handyone55
Posts: 109
Incept: 2010-07-06

Report This As A Bad Post Add To Your Ignored User List
What timing! I just got back from a week of camping at Assateague National Park. The place is such a Lyme hotspot the CDC mentions the park. I spent the week in nylon zipoff pants and long sleeve cotton shirts, both heavily treated with pyrethrin spray from Walmart. I used double the suggested amount per garment. I also wore long, heavily treated cotton socks to get any little parasites crawling up my leg and a treated Tilley hat. It was kinda hot but, beats dying.

Why do I camp in a disease pit? My wife loves to watch the wild ponies and I like sex :-)
Ingar
Posts: 2
Incept: 2017-02-14

Mobile,AL
Report This As A Bad Post Add To Your Ignored User List
Since the Zika virus is spread by mosquito bites, why can't HIV be spread by mosquitos as well? A physician told me that a mosquito only bites to get enough blood for use in the egg production cycle. I have had blood engorged mosquitos light on me and bite, so I don't accept this explanation. How probable is it that HIV can be spread by mosquitos but the health agencies will not discuss this possibility?
Tickerguy
Posts: 148437
Incept: 2007-06-26
A True American Patriot!
Report This As A Bad Post Add To Your Ignored User List
Quote:
Since the Zika virus is spread by mosquito bites, why can't HIV be spread by mosquitos as well?

Very unlikely since for that to occur you'd have to have the blood already in the mosquito re-injected into the second person bit. Mosquitos are set up internally to go one-way in that regard; what they inject when they bite is their saliva, so the HIV would have to infect the mosquito AND propagate to their saliva-generating cells before it bit the second person.

It is extraordinarily unlikely that sequence of events could occur.

Mosquito-borne diseases are generally transmitted because the infectious agent is secreted into the mosquito's saliva - in other words they're biologically involved in the transmission, not just mechanically. While purely-mechanical infection is possible it is, on a relative basis, rare when it comes to mosquito transmission of disease.

Malaria, for example, is transmitted by mosquitos because the mosquito itself gets infected and secretes the malarial sporozoites in its saliva.

----------
Winding it down.
Checkthisout
Posts: 306
Incept: 2010-10-01

Cary, NC
Report This As A Bad Post Add To Your Ignored User List
I swear by Permethrin. You can get the concentrate for about $20 a bottle and it's enough to treat everything you need treated several times over.

One thing I recommend treating is your TENT.

----------
There are no gun free zones where free men tread.
Login Register Top Blog Top Blog Topics FAQ
Showing Page 2 of 2  First12Last