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    Please tell me, I am not the only one who has swarms of gnats gathering about my truck when I am stopped at a locate!

    Two other guys around here told me they have the same problem. Is there some reason for this? Are they like cicadas and are more prevalent in cycles?


    And YES, I DO turn the truck off at every stop (hence no A/C leaking through the mirrors). Seriously, what gives? It's like a frickin' biblical plague over here!

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    Gnats are one of the many reasons I still smoke.....Gnats won't get anywhere a burning cigarette. In fact, I have worked in a couple areas where they were so bad I went to the store and bought a pack of the cheapest cigarettes I could find and just let them burn in the corner of my mouth. No need wasting my good ones.
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    I know what your talking about. Between the gnats and mosquitos it is difficult to breath without inhaling some sort of little insect.

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    lmao i was wondering same thing but theyve seem to have calmed down around here

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    I recently had a ticket near a river which curved around, so I pretty much had still water all around me, when I got out of my truck I was immediatley surrounded by swarms of misquitos, I'm talking hundreds of thousands, possibly millions. I douched myself in backwoods Off! and did my best to keep them off of me, but I ended up still getting about 10 to 15 mosquito bites. In a world of West Nile Viruses, this really bothered me.
    I wonder if this is something that needs to be addressed, I mean honestly this situation could get one of us killed, not likely, but possible.

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    Mosquitos are really bad this time of year where I live. I purchased a Mosquito Magnet last year and it was the best money I've ever spent. If I walk across the street to my neighbors house I get eaten alive but if I'm in my back yard I can sit back with my beer and barely get bothered by the mosquitos.

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    Mosquitos are our state bird around here we have some big suckers too

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    TBone you crack me up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wet_boots101 View Post
    Please tell me, I am not the only one who has swarms of gnats gathering about my truck when I am stopped at a locate!

    Two other guys around here told me they have the same problem. Is there some reason for this? Are they like cicadas and are more prevalent in cycles?


    And YES, I DO turn the truck off at every stop (hence no A/C leaking through the mirrors). Seriously, what gives? It's like a frickin' biblical plague over here!
    Try removing the dead fish carcass from underneath your driver's seat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frostypeters View Post
    Try removing the dead fish carcass from underneath your driver's seat.
    Are you sure it's a dead carcass under the seat?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wet_boots101 View Post
    Please tell me, I am not the only one who has swarms of gnats gathering about my truck when I am stopped at a locate!

    Two other guys around here told me they have the same problem. Is there some reason for this? Are they like cicadas and are more prevalent in cycles?


    And YES, I DO turn the truck off at every stop (hence no A/C leaking through the mirrors). Seriously, what gives? It's like a frickin' biblical plague over here!
    Just make nice with one of them and he'll tell all his friends and they'll tell their friends and they'll leave you alone after that. I saved a cicada's life last year and he spread the word throughout the cicada community and they all left me alone the rest of cicada season. It works. Try it.
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    I've noticed that when I've had a supper the night before that contained garlic, biting bugs don't seem as vicious.

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    Eat mo garlic!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dracula View Post
    I recently had a ticket near a river which curved around, so I pretty much had still water all around me, when I got out of my truck I was immediatley surrounded by swarms of misquitos, I'm talking hundreds of thousands, possibly millions. I douched myself in backwoods Off! and did my best to keep them off of me, but I ended up still getting about 10 to 15 mosquito bites. In a world of West Nile Viruses, this really bothered me.
    I wonder if this is something that needs to be addressed, I mean honestly this situation could get one of us killed, not likely, but possible.YES we need to address th.... wait a min. i think i see a unicorn

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    straightliner- did you DOWSE yourself or DOUCHE yourself?

    ... big difference!

    And YES, frostypeters, I have subsequently removed all pieces of ickybad fish-smelling fecal droppings from the floor & seat of my trusty truck. I even scrubbed it with my good hand... I feel better now. But I still have gnats!!! WTF!

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