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    Mozzie massacre required

    The mozzies around my house seem worse than ever this year, I swear the fukkers are carrying knives and forks!

    Does anyone know of a good company that will come round, for not too many pieces of silver, and spray the drains on my village?

    I dare say the council are supposed to do it but in the 10+years I've lived in my house it's never been done.

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    I would post pictures but life's too short.

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    They do ours for free 3-4 times a year. I'd suggest you simply ask the council before paying out money.
    Do you have any standing water around the place?

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    No standing water apart from the wifey. I dare say the underground drains have water in them though.

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    The spray devices don't kill the mosquito fly. It kills their larva indirectly. The smoke/spray is agricultural diesel which forms a skin on top of static water preventing the larva to breath and makes them drown.
    Just make sure you have no static water around your property. If you have, put small fish in there and they'll eat the larva. Help yourself, as sure as eggs are eggs, Thais won't rush to help you.

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    Grow lemon grass in your garden they don't like the smell .
    Put some in a vase in the house the smell is OK .

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    apart from our pool, which is chlorinated, there is no standing water. We even let the plant pots dry between watering.

    Mind you, I can't speak for the neighbours.

    Will try the lemon grass, cheers.

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    In Aus. the best thing was citronella oil. Burn it in lamps and it keeps them well away. I've been trying to buy it LOS for years with no success.
    I've a recipe to makes ones own but it sounds like work, so best avoided.

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    V misleading.

    When i saw the Thread title i thought, yep, definitely go along with that. Far too many ragheads in Pattaya

    Then discover it's about mosquitoes. Not the religion of piss.

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    If you hunt around you may find citronella oil locally. Try large health food stores, and if they don't have any they might be able to give you a lead.

    Chamlong Srimuang's health shop run by the Santi Asoke people

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santi_Asoke

    has all sorts of alternative medicine as their lifestyle is very alternative.
    That place would be my first stop. (Also has a GREAT vegetarian restaurant). It's very close to Chatuchak markets in Bkk. And I think they have regional centres.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer
    If you hunt around you may find citronella oil locally. Try large health food stores, and if they don't have any they might be able to give you a lead.
    I've been doing exactly that for nigh on 10 years with no luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyjim
    I've been trying to buy it LOS for years with no success.
    I think places like BeautyLand have it for spas and stuff. IIRC it's not cheap though, well over 1,000 Baht for a liter.

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    Eucalyptus Trees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurgen
    anyone ant to buy 25 k's?

    Citronella Oil-Citronella Oil Manufacturers, Suppliers and Exporters on Alibaba.comEssential Oil
    Yup, I've been in contact with various companies on Alibaba, no luck. A lot of dodgy characters there.

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    You can get citronella essential oil at United Chemical on Mahidol Road in Chiang Mai.
    The building is on the southwest side of the Chiang Mai-Lampoon Road intersection.

    48 baht for 25 grams or 706 baht for 500 grams for Thai manufactured oil.

    They have imported citronella, also, which is much more expensive.

    Also, they are a branch of a large company in Bangkok. The local number here is 053-800-657 and they would probably give you the phone number there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    You can get citronella essential oil at United Chemical on Mahidol Road in Chiang Mai.
    The building is on the southwest side of the Chiang Mai-Lampoon Road intersection.

    48 baht for 25 grams or 706 baht for 500 grams for Thai manufactured oil.

    They have imported citronella, also, which is much more expensive.
    do they do liver?

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit
    You can get citronella essential oil at United Chemical on Mahidol Road in Chiang Mai.
    The building is on the southwest side of the Chiang Mai-Lampoon Road intersection.

    48 baht for 25 grams or 706 baht for 500 grams for Thai manufactured oil.

    They have imported citronella, also, which is much more expensive.
    Thank you I'll check it out.

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    Many alternatives to Citronella.

    • Essential oils: choose from Citronella, Clove, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Cajeput, Eucalyptus, Cedar, Catnip, Lavender, Mint
    • Natural Witch Hazel
    • Distilled or boiled Water
    • Vegetable glycerin (optional)
    How to Make Homemade Bug Spray:

    1. Fill spray bottle (I used 8 ounce) 1/2 full with distilled or boiled water
    2. Add witch hazel to fill almost to the top
    3. Add 1/2 tsp vegetable glycerin if using
    4. Add 30-50 drops of essential oils to desired scent. The more oils you use, the stronger the spray will be. My personal favorite mix is: Rosemary, Clove, Cajeput, Lavender, Cinnamon and Eucalyptus… it works great and smells good too!
    http://wellnessmama.com/2565/homemade-bug-spray/

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    ^^^ Sadly, no liver.

    I'm in there all the time. If you like, I can buy some and post it to you.

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    Its th aroma therapy tag making it so expensive.

    Dirt cheap in Oz from hardware stores, 5 bucks a liter.

    Citronella Oil & Flairs | Repel Mosquitos At Bunnings Warehouse

    Search Oz sites and you might find one who will ship O/S

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    ^ They mix other oils in for that use. This local stuff is 100%.


    "Waxworks Torch and Lamp oil is made with quality refined oils and also contain citronella essential oil to keep the mozzies away."

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    If it was only a room you just open a bottle of the green massage lotion the old girls walking around sell,not Tiger Balm, and leave it in the room that calms them down but it sounds like your problems are much greater than this.Good luck

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    Considering moving to Nevada. Had dengue fever a few years ago and not keen on getting it again.

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    If you think the water in the drainpipes is static, has a dark color, smells when stirred and is full of larvae you can pour half a cup of vegetable oil in it. The oil will spread all over the surface and will exactly do what Pragmatic describes in post #4. No need to wait for the guys with the 'smoke guns'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nevets View Post
    Grow lemon grass in your garden they don't like the smell .
    Put some in a vase in the house the smell is OK .
    Indeed...
    Lemon grass grown throughout one's garden can be quite helpful - as well as applying topically.

    Among the handful of plant life, herbs, and selected fruit that are incredibly effective towards repelling mosquitos consistently.

    Marigolds, lemon grass, [living] citronella grass, garlic, lemon thyme/balm, ageratum [purple flowering bush], the decorative Thai shrub hanuman prasan kai, myrtle grass [waan nam], the variety of holy basil, turmeric root and leafy properties, etc....

    Some plumeria species can be quite effective as can the longan fruit tree.

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