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animalbirdfish



Joined: 04 Feb 2004

PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2004 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

turning your fan on high and aiming it at yourself during the night will keep the buggers under some control, too. just like camping in a windy area, it blows most of 'em away.

doesn't solve the problem 100%, but every little bit helps, right? combine it with one of those vapourizers...

"Why is it that there's a thousand ways to kill a man and only one way to kill a bug?" Dale Gribbel, King of the Hill
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phaedrus



Joined: 13 Nov 2003
Location: I'm comin' to get ya.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2004 4:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Plus the fan sucks some of them in and kills them. I was always finding dead mosquitos near my fan...... UNLESS IT WAS NOT THE BLADES AND REALLY FAN DEATH.... oh wait, whew, the windows were open.

Seriously though, sleeping with a fan on you will............ Wink
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jazblanc77



Joined: 22 Feb 2004

PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2004 4:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

phaedrus wrote:
Plus the fan sucks some of them in and kills them.


That sounds reasonable enough, but where do you think the splatter lands?

If it is pointing at your face.... EEEEW Shocked

animalbirdfish wrote:
turning your fan on high and aiming it at yourself during the night will keep the buggers under some control, too. just like camping in a windy area, it blows most of 'em away.



Have any Koreans ever warned you against this? Many believe that having a fan pointed directly at you while sleeping could suffocate you before your waking hour.
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phaedrus



Joined: 13 Nov 2003
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2004 4:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jazblanc77 wrote:
That sounds reasonable enough, but where do you think the splatter lands?

If it is pointing at your face.... EEEEW


I think it doesn't splat them but just knocks them dead and to the floor. If they were full of blood though maybe, but hopefully not ten feet, or with someone else's blood.
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jazblanc77



Joined: 22 Feb 2004

PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2004 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I figured that but thanks! I was just joshin ya!
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PEIGUY



Joined: 28 Mar 2004
Location: Omokgyo

PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2004 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="jazblanc77]

Have any Koreans ever warned you against this? Many believe that having a fan pointed directly at you while sleeping could suffocate you before your waking hour.[/quote]

Explain this notion to me again i rem reading about it somewhere a while back?? Confused
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just because



Joined: 01 Aug 2003
Location: Changwon - 4964

PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2004 3:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had 3 bloody mogi bites last night.
The first of many for the long summer i suppose
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phaedrus



Joined: 13 Nov 2003
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2004 4:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm lucky. They like my wife more than me. I think I have some immunity after tree planting. Who knows? Thankfully they don't wake me up anymore. I hated being woken up and trying to find it etc. I prefer to just get bitten, or have it bite my wife. Hope they don't have malaria Shocked
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jazblanc77



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2004 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's no malaria in Korea
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jazblanc77



Joined: 22 Feb 2004

PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2004 4:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is, however, Japanese Encephalitis in Korea which I would prefer malaria over. Wink
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jazblanc77



Joined: 22 Feb 2004

PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2004 4:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PEIGUY wrote:

[quote="jazblanc77]
Have any Koreans ever warned you against this? Many believe that having a fan pointed directly at you while sleeping could suffocate you before your waking hour.


Explain this notion to me again i rem reading about it somewhere a while back?? Confused[/quote]

That's all the explanation I've ever heard about the issue. It's just a belief with out very much substantive proof. Perhaps its a Korean urban myth. I would be interested to find out if that is the case.
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Zed



Joined: 20 Jan 2003
Location: Shakedown Street

PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2004 5:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jazblanc77 wrote:
There's no malaria in Korea
I've read that there is but it's rare.
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desultude



Joined: 15 Jan 2003
Location: Dangling my toes in the Persian Gulf

PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2004 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How did this thread end up over here in Siberia? Mosquitoes seem decidedly "off-topic" to me.
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Zed



Joined: 20 Jan 2003
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2004 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you think that people ask about them frequently?
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desultude



Joined: 15 Jan 2003
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2004 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I've heard that there are a lot of mosquitoes in Siberia, so maybe there is more attention to the problem here.

If this is truly "Frequently asked questions" shouldn't the "What do you think of when I say" thread be over here?
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