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mosquitoes in the studio

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claybair on fri 24 jan 03


Acckkk, I have mosquitoes in my studio.
The 55 degree temperature today
must have inspired the critters.
They were nibbling on me tonight.
Yes, there is standing water glaze buckets,
open slip container, mop pail, throwing water,
reclaim bucket. It is not feasible for me to empty/cover
everything. I did put soap in the water but not in the slips
and glazes. I was told that it eliminates the surface tension of
water and that prevents them from surviving.
Does any one have any non toxic repellent and pesticide
suggestions?

Gayle Bair
Bainbridge Island, WA
http://claybair.com

Marcia Selsor on fri 24 jan 03


Eat lots of garlic.
Marcia
claybair wrote:
> Acckkk, I have mosquitoes in my studio.
> The 55 degree temperature today
> must have inspired the critters.
> They were nibbling on me tonight.
> Yes, there is standing water glaze buckets,
> open slip container, mop pail, throwing water,
> reclaim bucket. It is not feasible for me to empty/cover
> everything. I did put soap in the water but not in the slips
> and glazes. I was told that it eliminates the surface tension of
> water and that prevents them from surviving.
> Does any one have any non toxic repellent and pesticide
> suggestions?
>
> Gayle Bair
> Bainbridge Island, WA
> http://claybair.com
>
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Brian O'Neill on fri 24 jan 03


Gayle,

Sorry, I don't have a suggestion, but mind if I piggy-back off your post and add
this curious observation?

My studio is in an old hay barn (also in WA state). The temperature has been
getting down to freezing at night, and around 60 during the day if I'm out there.
I never see any mosquitoes anywhere EXCEPT right after I have a freshly thrown pot
on the wheel. They come out of who knows where and land on the wall of the pot.
I've had as many as six.

Just curious if anyone else has witnessed this phenomena. Maybe someone from a
"real" mosquito state will have a solution for you and an explanation/confirmation
for me.

Good luck,
Brian

claybair wrote:

> Acckkk, I have mosquitoes in my studio.
> The 55 degree temperature today
> must have inspired the critters.
> They were nibbling on me tonight.
> Yes, there is standing water glaze buckets,
> open slip container, mop pail, throwing water,
> reclaim bucket. It is not feasible for me to empty/cover
> everything. I did put soap in the water but not in the slips
> and glazes. I was told that it eliminates the surface tension of
> water and that prevents them from surviving.
> Does any one have any non toxic repellent and pesticide
> suggestions?
>
> Gayle Bair
> Bainbridge Island, WA
> http://claybair.com
>
> ______________________________________________________________________________
> Send postings to clayart@lsv.ceramics.org
>
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Anne Wellings on sat 25 jan 03


I have made 3-wick citronella candles in some of my pots and found them to
be effective in repelling mosquitoes while I'm throwing. I would buy the
wax, wick, citronella oil, and instructions at a local art supply store,
and this way I could make it as strong as I wanted. This was in the summer
with the studio door open; otherwise, the citronella smell could get
unpleasantly strong, I imagine. Or try burning it in the studio before
going in there to work.

Anne, Olympia, WA

claybair on sat 25 jan 03


Thanks Anne,

I have used citronella candles in my studio in the summer when I have the
door open. Being from East I didn't immediately recognize those weird bugs
with the stripes were mosquitoes! East coast mosquitoes don't have
stripes!->

Anyway, I bought some non-toxic bug spray. The main ingredient is mint!
Now my studio smell like a mint factory but yesterday I didn't see any nor
did I get any bites! Hooray!

So you are in Olympia. Do you know Lynne & Paul Antone? I met them at a show
we both were doing up this way. They are great potters and wonderful people.


Gayle Bair
Bainbridge Island, WA
http://claybair.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Clayart [mailto:CLAYART@LSV.CERAMICS.ORG]On Behalf Of Anne
Wellings
Sent: Friday, January 24, 2003 10:06 PM
To: CLAYART@LSV.CERAMICS.ORG
Subject: Re: Mosquitoes in the studio


I have made 3-wick citronella candles in some of my pots and found them to
be effective in repelling mosquitoes while I'm throwing. I would buy the
wax, wick, citronella oil, and instructions at a local art supply store,
and this way I could make it as strong as I wanted. This was in the summer
with the studio door open; otherwise, the citronella smell could get
unpleasantly strong, I imagine. Or try burning it in the studio before
going in there to work.

Anne, Olympia, WA

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Cesar Augusto Montilla Jelambi on sun 26 jan 03


The indians at the venezuelan amazon do not eat sugar three months before
the mosquitoes appear. And additionally the use to eat bitter flavours. Try
it.
CÚsar






>From: claybair
>Reply-To: Clayart
>To: CLAYART@LSV.CERAMICS.ORG
>Subject: Re: Mosquitoes in the studio
>Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2003 08:00:53 -0800
>
>Thanks Anne,
>
>I have used citronella candles in my studio in the summer when I have the
>door open. Being from East I didn't immediately recognize those weird bugs
>with the stripes were mosquitoes! East coast mosquitoes don't have
>stripes!->
>
>Anyway, I bought some non-toxic bug spray. The main ingredient is mint!
>Now my studio smell like a mint factory but yesterday I didn't see any nor
>did I get any bites! Hooray!
>
>So you are in Olympia. Do you know Lynne & Paul Antone? I met them at a
>show
>we both were doing up this way. They are great potters and wonderful
>people.
>
>
>Gayle Bair
>Bainbridge Island, WA
>http://claybair.com
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Clayart [mailto:CLAYART@LSV.CERAMICS.ORG]On Behalf Of Anne
>Wellings
>Sent: Friday, January 24, 2003 10:06 PM
>To: CLAYART@LSV.CERAMICS.ORG
>Subject: Re: Mosquitoes in the studio
>
>
>I have made 3-wick citronella candles in some of my pots and found them to
>be effective in repelling mosquitoes while I'm throwing. I would buy the
>wax, wick, citronella oil, and instructions at a local art supply store,
>and this way I could make it as strong as I wanted. This was in the summer
>with the studio door open; otherwise, the citronella smell could get
>unpleasantly strong, I imagine. Or try burning it in the studio before
>going in there to work.
>
>Anne, Olympia, WA
>
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