Has anybody had problems with mosquitos

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    I was looking at another blog  :Not-Talking: and she noted there were a lot of mosquitoes at the Imperial Dam LTVA. Has anybody had problems with mosquitoes while boon docking in the southwest :negative:


    No, no problems here, but can’t say I’ve ever camped at the Imperial Dam LTVA.


    Well you have camped at a lot of places in the southwest so I am beginning to think they must have been unlucky enough to find one of the few spots where mosquitoes are a problem.  :good:


    We are sitting on the river in Blythe Ca. with no problems, :good:  then again there is no standing waters close to us. You shouldn’t have any this time of the year, guess you’r lucky 😥

    Slim Lundeen

    As was mentioned standing water is a big draw for mosquitoes. I hear that if you put some sage in your fire it will keep them away. If you were at a park with FHU I would say use a stand up oscillating fan like the RV Geeks do to chase them away. Slim


    I was just looking at a drone shot of their site at Imperial dam and there is standing water close by. There is lots of room so when I head down next winter I won’t be picking a spot close to any standing water.  :yahoo:


    Hunting Beach S.P. near paris island bad mosquitos, different part of states.

    Sherri Rabren

    Hey there. I grew up in the desert and traveled the South West when I had horses. The only time there was ever a problem was when the were large amounts of rain. The fresh vegetation and standing water brought them out. Even on there river, the run off from up North has a tendency to wash larva and smelters clinging for dear life to what ever they can grab a hold of. Some are lucky enough to survive to pester the heck out of people and find great breeding grounds. If there is a lot of unseasonal humidity they will be around.

    If you don’t like the chemicals in bug sprays, use a few drops of lavender or rosemary essential oil in a small to medium spray bottle and spritz your self and your stuff. Lavender is safe for dogs.
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