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Mozzies in Torretas

Posted: Tue Apr 6, 2021 7:38pm
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Mrmike

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Over the last few days we have been invaded with Mozzies. 2 days ago I dug out my old electronic Mozzie raquet, cleaned the contacts and put in some new batteries...............

The first day I got about 70 on the terrace, Yesterday I got rather tired after "Doing" over 250 in about an hour and a half.

Today not so good only about 50. Nothing compared to the millions that are around here but it is good exercise. Interestingly the odour of toasted mozzies seems to attract more. Its necessary to spray all your unprotected areas with Autan or similar.

At the moment it is Man 350+, mozzies a couple of bites to my wife. Let the battle commence HaHa. Haven't seen any bats around here so I haven't been nicking their chowder.

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Posted: Tue Apr 6, 2021 8:18pm

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Posted: Tue Apr 6, 2021 8:18pm

Great tip Mike - I've been walking 30-35 km per week, but I could do with some upper body exercise! 😄

I'm hoping the little blighters will be seen off for a while by the sudden drop in daytime temperatures (28C today, only 17C tomorrow), but I have an old bat, so I may just get in some practice anyway! 👍😉

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Posted: Tue Apr 6, 2021 9:23pm

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Posted: Tue Apr 6, 2021 9:23pm

Mrmike wrote on Tue Apr 6, 2021 7:38pm:

Over the last few days we have been invaded with Mozzies. 2 days ago I dug out my old electronic Mozzie raquet, cleaned the contacts and put in some new batteries...............

The first day I got about 70 on the terrace, Yesterday I got rather tired after "Doing" over 250 in about an hour and a half....

...

Today not so good only about 50. Nothing compared to the millions that are around here but it is good exercise. Interestingly the odour of toasted mozzies seems to attract more. Its necessary to spray all your unprotected areas with Autan or similar.

At the moment it is Man 350+, mozzies a couple of bites to my wife. Let the battle commence HaHa. Haven't seen any bats around here so I haven't been nicking their chowder.

🤾🤾🤾? Hours of fun 🤣🤣 I’m in the U.K. currently, but I, like you, find zapping the nasty beggars very satisfying, when in Spain

I think mozzies are one of the very few things I don’t like about Spain.

If we aim for 250 a day each, how long to extermination do you think 😄😄🤪🥂

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Posted: Tue Apr 6, 2021 9:54pm

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Posted: Tue Apr 6, 2021 9:54pm

Today we had a Dutchman come and fit insect sliders/ blinds to all of our doors and windows. 

We will still have to wear spray outside but hoping to see an improvement inside this year - not least with the flies on legs - drives me mad.

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Posted: Tue Apr 6, 2021 10:26pm

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Posted: Tue Apr 6, 2021 10:26pm

Lancelot wrote on Tue Apr 6, 2021 9:54pm:

Today we had a Dutchman come and fit insect sliders/ blinds to all of our doors and windows. 

We will still have to wear spray outside but hoping to see an improvement inside this year - not least with the flies on legs - drives me mad.

Ah Lancelot, just the person then. What sort have you had fitted to your doors? I’ve an area with three large patio type sliders and am currently exploring what might be the best solution. They push back to become one, leaving a large opening (where the other two sliders would be) I’m guessing there’d be no solution to that, but if I could at least just slide one of them back, I’d be happy

I’ve also got a small french type, with two doors that opens inward. It’s in such a position that I’m not able to have one that opens like a door, which would be the obvious solution

Any suggestions? 🤪🥂

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Posted: Tue Apr 6, 2021 10:46pm

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Posted: Tue Apr 6, 2021 10:46pm

Angebadge wrote on Tue Apr 6, 2021 10:26pm:

Ah Lancelot, just the person then. What sort have you had fitted to your doors? I’ve an area with three large patio type sliders and am currently exploring what might be the best solution. They push back to become one, leaving a large opening (where the other two sliders would be) I’m guessin...

...g there’d be no solution to that, but if I could at least just slide one of them back, I’d be happy

I’ve also got a small french type, with two doors that opens inward. It’s in such a position that I’m not able to have one that opens like a door, which would be the obvious solution

Any suggestions? 🤪🥂

Hi Ange - we have 3 "doors" one which is a standard doorframe up-to the solarium, a double sliding door onto the terrace - maybe 2.5m or so wide and double doors (inward hinge opening) maybe <2m wide.

Fitted to these openings are a concertina type which slides in a metal frame. The one on the solarium fits flush with the wall when open and you wouldn't even know it was fitted.

The person we used measures and has them fabricated before fettling the finish as necessary.

The windows have a roller blind mechanism.

They weren't cheap at around Eur 1600 but they do appear to be good quality and we are happy with the results so far, having had them for about 7 hours, lol.

Company name is blinds.casa John Joon

www.blindscasa.eu

Maybe get them to take a look at your opening? :)

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Posted: Tue Apr 6, 2021 11:07pm

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Posted: Tue Apr 6, 2021 11:07pm

Lancelot wrote on Tue Apr 6, 2021 10:46pm:

Hi Ange - we have 3 "doors" one which is a standard doorframe up-to the solarium, a double sliding door onto the terrace - maybe 2.5m or so wide and double doors (inward hinge opening) maybe <2m wide.

Fitted to these openings are a concertina type which slides in a metal frame. The one on the solarium fits flush with the wall when open and you wouldn't even know it was fitted....

...

The person we used measures and has them fabricated before fettling the finish as necessary.

The windows have a roller blind mechanism.

They weren't cheap at around Eur 1600 but they do appear to be good quality and we are happy with the results so far, having had them for about 7 hours, lol.

Company name is blinds.casa John Joon

www.blindscasa.eu

Maybe get them to take a look at your opening? :)

Thanks Lancelot. I’m guessing I’m perhaps a bit out of his area. I’m picking everyone’s brains for the best solution 

The windows had blinds when we bought, but I’m guessing they didn’t do the doors because they’re a bit “non standard”. We’re going to have to tackle them this year when we’re back (👍👍) as the mozzies drive us nuts, as they do everyone.

Is it just me, or do the little buggers seem to be on the go earlier in the evening? I seem to remember they were considered “dawn and dusk” but our lot seem to be up and at it as early as sundowner time, if not earlier. 🤪🥂

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Posted: Tue Apr 6, 2021 11:28pm

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Posted: Tue Apr 6, 2021 11:28pm

Lancelot wrote on Tue Apr 6, 2021 10:46pm:

Hi Ange - we have 3 "doors" one which is a standard doorframe up-to the solarium, a double sliding door onto the terrace - maybe 2.5m or so wide and double doors (inward hinge opening) maybe <2m wide.

Fitted to these openings are a concertina type which slides in a metal frame. The one on the solarium fits flush with the wall when open and you wouldn't even know it was fitted....

...

The person we used measures and has them fabricated before fettling the finish as necessary.

The windows have a roller blind mechanism.

They weren't cheap at around Eur 1600 but they do appear to be good quality and we are happy with the results so far, having had them for about 7 hours, lol.

Company name is blinds.casa John Joon

www.blindscasa.eu

Maybe get them to take a look at your opening? :)

I’ve just re read this. So, I’ve got the solarium door and the double doors sorted in my head; I can understand your solution as I’ve seen these concertina type. That will probably be what I end up having fitted to my French doors

 Back to your slider. Have you had a concertina type fitted here? When open, does that simply concertina across to the edge of the opened sliders? 🤪🥂

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Posted: Wed Apr 7, 2021 12:01am

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Posted: Wed Apr 7, 2021 12:01am

Angebadge wrote on Tue Apr 6, 2021 11:07pm:

Thanks Lancelot. I’m guessing I’m perhaps a bit out of his area. I’m picking everyone’s brains for the best solution 

The windows had blinds when we bought, but I’m guessing they didn’t do the doors because they’re a bit “non standard”. We’re going to have to tackle them this year when we’re back (👍👍) as the mozzies drive us nuts, as they do everyone....

...

Is it just me, or do the little buggers seem to be on the go earlier in the evening? I seem to remember they were considered “dawn and dusk” but our lot seem to be up and at it as early as sundowner time, if not earlier. 🤪🥂

The little blighters are around all day with a peak now around 19.30, Night time I don't know with the curfew etc.

As for anti insects we had roller blinds, now we have sliding windows 1.5 x2.0m with electric locking blinds, we fitted these crappy magnetic things, cost peanuts but after less than a year they are finished. We looked at concertina types but have now decided to use a roller blind type about 150 euros. On the main door we have another outer steel grill type door with a mozzie net and in the winter we fit a 0.5mm plastic sheet so we can have the main door open and have light too.

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Posted: Wed Apr 7, 2021 12:20am

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Posted: Wed Apr 7, 2021 12:20am

Hi Mike

Nuff to drive you mad aren’t they? No respect for the curfew either apparently 😄😄. Thanks for your input, it’s appreciated. The more options I can consider the better 🤪🥂

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