Mosquitoes and 2-Cycle exhaust ...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Bluesteel, Aug 16, 2003.

  1. I haven’t had any problem with mosquitoes while running my equipment. I don’t know if it’s a real deterrent, but I think those things don’t care for 2-cycle exhaust. What do you guys think?
  2. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010

    BS--could be that ...or your BO pitts. lol.

    generally speaking, when I am working, I am moving too fast to notice them making me a target.

    I do know for a fact that wasps that nest in bushes hate 2-cycle smoke. I used to have a trimmer that ran on 16 to 1 and if I questions about the bush before I started I'd fill it full of smoke before I started trimming.

    if there was a wasp nest they'll take off without being mad.

  3. LOL, moving too fast for mosquitoes to catch ya. :rolleyes:
  4. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010

    nope I said :

    and there is a big difference in the speed of those two motions.:eek:

  5. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    so are u guys getting eaten alive...
    may be cause im to old and wore out ,,but the dam things,, just dont wont my blood. never get bit. wish my grandkids were the same.:)
  6. edrenckh

    edrenckh LawnSite Member
    Messages: 135

    I did just have a love-sick Cicada trying to mount my Mower.

    I couldn't figure it out at first. Was landing on the running mower. Didn't pay much attention to it. Then when I goy my trimmer out, he tried to land on it. Sounds a bit more like a Cicada than the mower did. I suppose the engine vibrations are about the same a Cicada sounds.

    The trimmer was a bit too close for my comfort. I finally killed him.
  7. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010

    next year we will have a major cicada reunion.

    they haven't seen each other in 17 years!

    personally, I can't wait to be invited!

    the fishing will be it was 17 years ago!:)


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