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by LindaB • Mon 10 Mar 2014 18:51
Hi, I will shortly be moving to the area and was wondering if mosquitoes are a problem locally e.g. should I be putting up screens or plugging in repellents during the summer? I will be pretty close to a river. Best wishes and look forward to corresponding with you more in due course.
Mar 2014
Re: Mosquitoes
by rictel • Mon 10 Mar 2014 21:06
Hi Linda & welcome. It's a good idea to put up nets on the windows & doors in the summer, not only for mozzies, but also for wasps & Frelons. You can get the nets from most Bricolage stores.
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Dec 2007
Re: Mosquitoes
by virtdave • Mon 10 Mar 2014 22:51
There can be insect issues in Creuse, partly depending on how near your place is to the nearest sheep (worst) or cattle (still can be a bit of a hassle). How you deal with it depends on whether you prefer screens or the doohickeys that plug into a socket and emit bug repellent. We use the (probably toxic) repellent option, plus flyswatters. French flyswatters are shockingly flimsy, we bring some Serious American ones with us. I also just bought one of these, very American too--will see if it works.
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Sep 2008
Re: Mosquitoes
by dissid32 • Tue 11 Mar 2014 09:06
OMG. Let us know how you get on with the bug gun.
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Feb 2006
Re: Mosquitoes
by Creusebear • Wed 12 Mar 2014 21:35
Me too! You could start a Creusois franchise.
Back to the op: our house isn't close to water and we don't have a huge mozzie issue. We don't have nets on the windows but do use a plug-in in the bedroom. Tom is especially juicy to mozzies!
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May 2007
Re: Mosquitoes
by LindaB • Wed 12 Mar 2014 22:37
Thank you all for replying so quickly - I feel reassured that it won't be much of an issue!
Mar 2014
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