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Posted 08 February 2008 - 08:14 PM
Well, this one was just great. Down here in florida we dont have the cold to keep the skeeto's away and I left the door to my paint room open. Came back about an hour later and 2 of my wet baits had mosquitos all over them. I should have took a pic. Wonder if that would be a good attractant? lol. Just a tip, dont leave your door open if you got flying bugs around..........Blow dryer got them out thank goodness......
Posted 08 February 2008 - 09:12 PM
Lol, that's happened to me before too, weav.
All you can do is add a bit of glitter to its wings and hope you match the hatch.
Posted 08 February 2008 - 11:53 PM
1200 grit or even 1000 sand them down a reclear.. you might save them.. See if it works..
Sorry dude.. That sucks.. Im coming to FL soon... PM your number so I have it..
Posted 09 February 2008 - 06:58 AM
You can come and hang'em in my apartment. Anything to keep them off me. I picked up three bites today!
Posted 09 February 2008 - 07:28 AM
I'm from SoCal, and, years ago, we had the dreaded Medfly invasion.
To counter that, the state released sterile Medfly males in my neighborhood.
I had just finish stripping my old wooden overhead garage door down to bare wood, and repainting it.
The day the final coat went on, the Medfly truck drove up our street, releasing sterile males.
Well, you guessed it.
They were attracted to the wet paint, and I would up with literally hundreds stuck to it, wriggling and squirming.
I saw that, and steam came out of my ears, but I knew I couldn't do anything until the paint dried and cured, or it would be worse.
The next moring I came out, and, low and behold, all the spiders living in my garage had decended, en masse, on the still living Medflies that were trapped in the paint.
It was epic, like the La Brea tar pits, except that the paint had dried enough for the spiders to come down and feast without getting stuck.
I felt like that guy in Naked Prey, who danced and cheered as the tribesmen chasing him were caught in the brush fire he'd set.
I still don't like the spiders, which occasionally drop down my neck and bite my back, but I give them a little more respect now.
And I never repainted the door. It stayed like it was, legs, wings, and all.
Revenge is sweet!
Posted 09 February 2008 - 10:14 AM
wow. wedeal with polar bears. they dont stick to baits. baits stick to them. along with dog hairs from the sled team.. id pay 5 bucks to see a live skeeter
Posted 10 February 2008 - 08:37 AM
Gee woodieb8, I'd always heard that it was penguins that stick to polar bear fur.
Man, I can only imagine what it must be like to live where there are polar bears.
Posted 10 February 2008 - 09:26 AM
Woodie that is funny! LOL
Two nights ago I finished coated a bunch of baits ........... then I saw it!!!!!!! something flying around the room in the dead of winter. I was chasing it around with the heat gun. Came to the end of cord and got whiplash!!!!!!!! I never got the bugger!!!!!! I never found him stuck to the baits!!!!! LOL Man the little things we deal with! LOL:teef:
Posted 10 February 2008 - 04:21 PM
actually theres no polar bears, but theres dog hair. i have a muti colored lab. today its 45mph winds nor west wind chill approx 19 belo zero. the shop heaters are cookin.. reminds me of a story.
years back the mounties came. with all the electric they thought i had a gro op going. we both had a good laff. i asked him if ya could smoke cedar chips.
stay warm guys brrr its cold.
Posted 10 February 2008 - 08:02 PM
Where are you at woodie, Sounds like the south pole. If I send you some of these dang mosquito's will it make you feel like your in Florida. We floridians created mosquitos to try and keep the retiree's away but apparently it backfired...lol
Posted 10 February 2008 - 10:26 PM
actually im in ontario. a few skeeters very cool. i can attest to fire ants firsthand. floridas very nice. i used to travel there every winter. as for cold. the older i get the worse winter is. im sure you can tell from all the snowbirds wintering there.
Posted 10 February 2008 - 10:46 PM
My parents own a mobile home park here in silver springs and almost everyone in it is from ontario. Every one has been coming down since well before I was in diapers. aea
Posted 10 February 2008 - 10:49 PM
Now I feel stupid, thought it was some kind of fish. Should have kept that one to myself shouldn't I.
Posted 10 February 2008 - 11:03 PM
Yea, SKEETERS - I wish I had skeeter bass boats sticking to my baits. I know I could figure out how to get one of those off of my baits!!!!!!!!!!
Posted 11 February 2008 - 07:08 AM
well the skeeters are wearing fur coats. its 15 below this morning.. b75 i used to winter southeast of you in lakeland., or key largo.
Posted 11 February 2008 - 09:58 AM
Well Woodieb8 it only -2 here in Michigan so you got some wormer weather on its way. You going to the MMA dinner?