|2012-05-23, 03:56 PM||#1|
Join Date: Apr 2010
Bug repellant for patio - non toxic ?
Wondering if there's some sort of safe deterrent.
Wife is pregnant so chemicals are not an option.
Perhaps some sound emitting device but then i worry about the baby inside her possibly being irritated.
Are there any options ? I live in Eastern Canada where pesticides are still encouraged for golf courses so pickings are slim here.
|2012-05-23, 04:01 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Kitchener, ON
Biting insects are attracted to the carbon dioxide that humans and mammals exhale. There are propane powered biting insect traps that use CO2 for this purpose....
Even using a propane powered lamp may generate enough CO2 to confuse the insects and direct them away from biting humans.
Avoid those bug "zapper" lights: These do not attract biting insects...but they do attract moths and larger insects that consume smaller biting insects, thus making the issue worse.
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|2012-06-19, 11:45 AM||#3|
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Cape Breton, NS
This one is most likely chemical, but it works awesome: OFF! Lanterns. I used to use a few at a time on my deck, and I could see the bugs in a holding pattern outside the invisible "bubble" around the deck. Like I said, the pad in the top is probably a chemical of some sort... is it safe? I will leave that up to you to check out.
Otherwise, best option is to do what I do now, and get a screen tent setup. No chemicals and NO BUGS! I would wait for a sale at crappy tire... something along these lines [HERE]
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