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Old 07-31-2016   #21
 
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Thanks. I asked because I've seen the knats to be particularly bad at times as well. They don't bite, but wtf when it comes to the 10 plagues of Egypt. I almost slaughtered and smeared the sauce from a Rib City baby back rib rack on my brothers tent to make them stop. Reason kicked in and then I went to bed instead...it was close.


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Old 08-02-2016   #22
 
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Yep, bugs terrible at Banjo camp!

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We just got off the river yesterday. Friday night (7/22) we camped at Banjo. It has now been officially renamed Mosquito Bay. Everyone became raw chum for these bandits. In the morning people were popping the sneaky bastards that had snuck in their tents the night before like zits on a wall. Even with Deet and other repellents, there were people that look like their whole back was covered in a rash.

That being said, Saturday night at Mee 3 was on the pleasant side with mosquitoes that were respectful enough to stay away after we applied the Deet.
Thank you Chingaso for your heads up! We stayed at Banjo on Saturday 7/30. After reading your post we brought a screened in porch, tons of DEET, DEET sprayed clothing, head mesh things, and THREE foggers... Left camp with 2.5 of them! I only got a few bites and those were on my hands... People without DEET clothes? Lots more. One person used eucalyptus lemon stuff... Not sure if his multitude of bites are before or after but he put that on but he switched to DEET. We were also greeted at our spot by 2 cows! The camp was under a tree with a trail to get to it... We fogged when we got to camp and had about 30 minutes to set up with few bugs. We fogged before dinner prep, while grabbing breakfast from coolers by river, and fogged and wore head nets during loading. About 10ish bugs disappeared by river.

Talked to cottonwood camps as we floated by- bad there, too.

Split Rock the next night we saw only a few...
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Old 08-07-2016   #23
 
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Any updates from this weekend?
Planning on going a week from now but not too into fogging and head screens?
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Old 08-07-2016   #24
 
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Just got off. Salt creek 2 was buggy right near sunrise sunset but they mostly respected coils and the citronella spray. We did appreciate the bug tent. Raft area was a little rough.

Mee Canyon was almost mosquito free.

Hit launch and take out at midday so no info there.
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Old 08-08-2016   #26
 
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Last week we had voracious skeeters at all camps for about an hour around dusk, no issues the rest of the time. I'm not a big fan of DEET but it seemed necessary. Thick swarms of non-biting gnats present during the day as well, they were barely a nuisance, just had to be careful not to inhale when laughing. I slept on boat every night with no bug problems at all. I'd still take the DEET.
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What is the bug situation like the end of September? Looking at a trip in the last week.


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What is the bug situation like the end of September? Looking at a trip in the last week.
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Old 08-09-2016   #29
 
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Bugs 8/1 - 8/3

None at Mee Canyon.
Black Rocks 9 was annoying for an hour or so at dusk and a wee bit early am.
Not too bad but worth a head net or some Deet for sure.
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Cottonwood on the 5th was bad. Lots of wasps and yellow jackets in addition to some hungry mosquitos. Also had two cows at camp when we arrived. Black Rocks was much better.


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