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Tugger

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Citronella Oil
« on: June 07, 2007, 09:38:50 PM »
The blackflies are all gone in my area now...i think it might be the mosquitoes ate them all...
Damn bitin bugs ...I HATE EM...
Anyone ever tried mixing citronella oil in with there fuel to try to keep the damn bugs away..??
Just a thought i had while i was scratchin bites....
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Re: Citronella Oil
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2007, 12:22:39 AM »
it might work,, i don't know

when i was a kid i bought a special muffler for my lawnmower that had a fitting in it to screw in a metal bottle of bug stuff
i would mow folks yards and kill the mosquitoes in the process,,, smoke all over hell's half acre :)

that stuff worked pretty good, damn near killed me too

however not sure if the citronella would be effective after actually being burned in combustion...
who know's might be worth a try... or fit the exhaust with a drip tube?

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Re: Citronella Oil
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2007, 04:09:38 AM »
Hey, wait a couple weeks and it'll be cheaper than diesel
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