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#3102125 - 04/02/12 05:30 AM biting insects
gray dog Offline
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Registered: 03/08/12
Posts: 74
Loc: NC
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#3102342 - 04/02/12 10:32 AM Re: biting insects [Re: gray dog]
Pete in Frbks Offline
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Registered: 12/28/06
Posts: 2107
Loc: Fairbanks, Alaska
I spent a fair amount of time in the ADKS while I was at school in Syracuse.

Those BackEast bugs cannot hold a candle to Alaska mosquitos. Not even close.

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#3102398 - 04/02/12 11:11 AM Re: biting insects [Re: gray dog]
FishinHank Offline
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Registered: 10/25/08
Posts: 954
Loc: PWS, AK
Some of my family is from the high peaks region, so we went up there every summer. There is no comparison. When I worked at a remote camp out at Crosswinds lake here in AK the mosquitos would keep you up at night, you could hear them outside of the tent. Not to mention the white socks which are like blackflies on steroids.
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#3102428 - 04/02/12 11:27 AM Re: biting insects [Re: gray dog]
Jordan Park Offline
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Registered: 02/20/11
Posts: 0
Loc: Manitoba, Canada
Lol, Manitoba has the worst mosquitoes in the world. It's hard to breath without inhaling a bunch of them during Bear hunting.

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#3102481 - 04/02/12 12:14 PM Re: biting insects [Re: gray dog]
FishinHank Offline
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Registered: 10/25/08
Posts: 954
Loc: PWS, AK
Whatever you use make sure it has lots of deet.
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#3102990 - 04/02/12 07:24 PM Re: biting insects [Re: FishinHank]
trapper ron Offline
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Registered: 12/08/08
Posts: 1210
Loc: Kelowna BC Canada
Northwest Territories is a B**** for mosquitoes also.
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#3103671 - 04/03/12 01:03 AM Re: biting insects [Re: gray dog]
Aqsatuyaaq Offline
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Registered: 12/11/11
Posts: 1
Loc: Alaska
Don't even hold a candle is right...where I live... good lord! Seriously, our school mascot is the no-see-um... you can't even breathe without inhaling 20 or so... it really puts a damper on Sept moose hunting and berry picking, and fishing, come to think of it... doing anything outside.

most painful biters though, I would have to go with the white socks
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#3104216 - 04/03/12 12:54 PM Re: biting insects [Re: gray dog]
AK Fur Man Offline
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Registered: 02/14/07
Posts: 135
Loc: Wasilla, Alaska
The mosquitos are so big and bad in Alaska, we've considered naming them as the "State Bird". smile
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#3104248 - 04/03/12 01:16 PM Re: biting insects [Re: gray dog]
decoy Offline
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Registered: 11/24/07
Posts: 996
Loc: north Idaho
Lived in Iowa for years, mosquitos were bad but really were not that big of a deal BUT I fished southern Minn. for catfish and they were TERRIBLE. One product helped more then anything else I used and it was called Armour. Always picked it up at Shorty's bait shop in Kellogg Minn.
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#3115109 - 04/10/12 02:00 PM Re: biting insects [Re: gray dog]
Family Trapper Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 2087
Loc: Homer, Alaska
Homer on the other hand has very few in comparison.
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#3115182 - 04/10/12 03:01 PM Re: biting insects [Re: gray dog]
northway Offline
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Registered: 01/25/07
Posts: 1264
Loc: Tok, Alaska
White sox are a nasty bug during moose season, but in the summer, the horse flies are unbearable during the heat of the day. They take chunks out of you and there is no bug dope on earth that deters them from doing it.

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#3115194 - 04/10/12 03:08 PM Re: biting insects [Re: gray dog]
Kusko Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 3768
Loc: Bethel, AK
The bugs are the only thing I hate about Alaska. It's funny, the longer you live here, the more you get used to them.
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#3115483 - 04/10/12 05:59 PM Re: biting insects [Re: gray dog]
piperniner Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1275
Loc: Alaska
There is an old saying about the no seeums in Alaska - you can seeum.

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#3116101 - 04/11/12 12:34 AM Re: biting insects [Re: gray dog]
Family Trapper Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 2087
Loc: Homer, Alaska
That is funny. And your right. I remember them being a lot smaller in Montana.
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#3116152 - 04/11/12 03:42 AM Re: biting insects [Re: gray dog]
Tradbow1 Offline
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Registered: 12/15/11
Posts: 52
Loc: AK
the whitesox are downright mean lil turds!

the arctic snow snakes will scare your out of your boots!

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#3116932 - 04/11/12 05:53 PM Re: biting insects [Re: gray dog]
Pittu Offline
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Registered: 11/09/07
Posts: 895
Loc: Alaska
Thing that stinks about the white sox is that they will crawl up your pant legs and sleeves and get you!

For mosquitos, I've been pretty darned impressed with those Thermacell things. They give you about a 10 foot circle that is pretty much bug free.....

I hate deet. The 100% Uncle bens stuff works good, but it will peel the skin off your ears after awhile...I like to put it all around my hat, that seems to help keep them out of my ears...


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#3116978 - 04/11/12 06:24 PM Re: biting insects [Re: gray dog]
Family Trapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 2087
Loc: Homer, Alaska
I got infected by a white sock bite in the early 80's while on my boat in Halibut cove. I was actually stuck in the lagoon with low tide and had to wait like 8 hours. The red lines started up my arms. The kind when your a kid you hear stories of when the line reaches your heart your toast. Made it in time. ;0)
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#3116992 - 04/11/12 06:34 PM Re: biting insects [Re: gray dog]
Tradbow1 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/15/11
Posts: 52
Loc: AK
bens 100% put me in the hospital for a 2 night stay....use vary sparingly! I didnt use much, but after a number of years my body said no more.

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#3117042 - 04/11/12 07:00 PM Re: biting insects [Re: gray dog]
Family Trapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 2087
Loc: Homer, Alaska
I never apply bug spray to my skin. Just my clothing. Hat sweatshirt etc. Will fight them before I will rub that stuff on me. I like a bug net.
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#3117086 - 04/11/12 07:21 PM Re: biting insects [Re: gray dog]
Pittu Offline
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Registered: 11/09/07
Posts: 895
Loc: Alaska
Wow, Tradbow, was it toxicity poisoning?? I know that stuff is really nasty. It will melt helly hansons or anything plastic/rubber. If you wear glasses with high index plastic lenses, DO NOT GET DEET ON THEM!!!!

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