West Nile Virus

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  1. gun runner

    gun runner Former Guest

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    Well since Im from Texas and the majority of this hogwash is effecting parts of Texas. Im trying to enjoy my stay outside but I still feel nervous about staying out drinking. In the last 2 days, Ive used about a half of can of off. What are you other Texans doing? What about you JLA?
  2. terryu1

    terryu1 Armed Infidel Supporting Member

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    The unusual summer has caused more problems this year, This week here in Wilkes Barre PA an elderly man died from West Nile Virus after mosquito bite two weeks ago. They are spraying this week even though he was the only confirmed case of West Nile in the whole county.
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    wv hillbilly Well-Known Member

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    get some of this i really works.
    the company i worked for always gave this to the men
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    I find my .410 with #6 shot takes out Maine mosquitos nicely :)
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    terryu1 Armed Infidel Supporting Member

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    Are you guys really allowed to shoot your State Bird???
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    CCHolderinMaine Well-Known Member

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    We're ENCOURAGED to do so....
  7. hobby_mesa

    hobby_mesa Active Member

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    In Fort Worth, here. I pretty much still spend my time out having some brews and don't pay the skeeters much mind. In Fla., when we were there, I found the off I used lasted very effectively for about 3-4 hours before I had to respray. Getting west nile is sort of a fluke as all mosquitoes don't carry it. And the vast majority show no symptoms. As for me, I did have a fever for about 4 weeks so I probably should have used some off, huh? So much for the fluke part...I've only been bitten twice this summer lol.
  8. gun runner

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    Now I sit in my truck with the a/c on and windows closed with xm radio on when outside now. :D

    Welcome to the forum. Im over here in South Part of Texas. Atascosa County in the brush is were I stay, plenty of animals to hunt, lots of acres and plenty of rattlesnakes to beware of
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    yep.. citronella works great.. use it here in fl too.

    also keeping standing water down is a must.

    all my house troughs have a goldfish or 2 in them.. they LOVE mosquito larva!
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    Thank you gun runner. Sounds like you've got a great place. I've got large acreage in West Texas, but the well drillers there want as much for a well as the property is worth so we scrapped our plans to build our homestead away from everyone.
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    In my opinion, the best way to be is away from the public, more privacy, and I dont have to spend money to go to a range. I can easily shoot at 2000 yard targets if i wanted to but I never have unless I had the right rig even though just about all centerfire rifle cartridges can easily go over 2 miles. Thanks carver for that idea. I think I worry too much, been that way my whole life :D
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  13. jjmitchell60

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    I know KY has had several cases this year with one being very serious. Woman almost died. We try to keep ANY standing water down here. The gold fish idea is great and I will try it at the afrm when I can or for sure next year.
  14. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Put out more hummingbird feeders, guys -
    I have done this for years, and currently feeding about 2 gallons of nectar a day. These little guys don't just eat nectar; they eat slugs, snails, and various insects - including mosquito larvae and adults.

    I have not seen a mosquito here in several years -
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    Now here's what I don't understand:

    Me- "Hey Jamud, I'm Bill."

    Him- "Hello there to you,sir."

    Me-"Where ya from, J?"

    Him- "Oh, the suburbs of Cairo, Egypt."

    Me-"Anywhere near the Nile river?"

    Him- "Ooh, yah, I grew up playing in the mud of the west bank."

    Me-"So how bad is the virus there, on the West Nile? "

    Him-"Virus? Ah,what virus?"

    Me-"The West Nile Virus, of course."

    Him-(blank stare)"I never heard of it..."

    :confused::confused::confused::confused::confused:
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