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  • Workshop - Warm weather - Biting Bugs

    Might be some what off subject but I'm wondering what others are doing in the warm weather in their shops to control the pesky bugs.

    My shop is in my garage, besides my dust collection system I have a air purifier. I'm looking for some way to control the mosquitoes and biting gnats.

    Now that I have packed away my Kerosene heater I need to figure out what to use in the warm weather. I'm not sure if some repellent would be of use with the flowing air of a purifier.

    Any thoughts - Thanks,
    Phil

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    Re: Workshop - Warm weather - Biting Bugs

    I know a guy who made a large screen window if you will that was big enough to close off the opening of his garage door. The thing rolled up like a snow fence when not in use. He used Velcro to secure the top and sides to his garage door frame and a long 2x2 at the bottom to hold it down.
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      Re: Workshop - Warm weather - Biting Bugs

      I just keep the doors and windows closed and rarely have an insect problem.

      'round these here parts (but closer to the water than I am) the green head flies are fierce, we jokingly call them quarter-pounders cause they take a 1/4 pound of flesh each time they bite.
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        Re: Workshop - Warm weather - Biting Bugs

        They actually make screens for garage doors.

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          Re: Workshop - Warm weather - Biting Bugs

          Maybe hire a pest control service and have your home teated quarterly. We have our home treated and it has hepled immenselky.
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            Re: Workshop - Warm weather - Biting Bugs

            This is gonna sound pretty stupid but here goes. Aren't there lights, other than the zappers, which attract bugs (yellow??)? How putting one of those in front of your air purifier intake? That does sound goofey, doesn't it.
            Later,
            Chiz
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            • #7
              Re: Workshop - Warm weather - Biting Bugs

              In the evening having a dusk to dawn light outside and near the garage really helps. The trick is to block the light from inside. I like the idea of having the yard and bushes sprayed. That helps me here. In some areas they have tiny little gray flies called "May Flies" and if one of them bites you think someone shot you. D(*&^%$ do they ever bite. About the only thing that works for them is to really spray your place, but then you get sick from the poison.

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              • #8
                Re: Workshop - Warm weather - Biting Bugs

                I just place a citronella candle at each corner of the door and one on each window sill. The ones on the window sills are anchored in with small bracket i made out of scrap. Seems to work for me.

                Phillip

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                • #9
                  Re: Workshop - Warm weather - Biting Bugs

                  Back in the day i heard indians used to burn cow chips to repel insects. cow chips are cow manure that has hardened enough to be picked up and carried with your hands.

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