Originally Posted by Harborless
The tried and true method for keeping out the biting insects in the bahamas is a mix of diesel fuel and turpentine applied to any screens or around any openings/hatches.
The biting flies in the bahamas are small enough to go through the mesh screens so the diesl turpentine mix keeps them out.
I heard someone else talking about that. I have never done it. We keep a screen mesh to lay over the hatch when open.
I think Melody was on the right track with the attractant. Only thing I would change is putting it into a large sprayer and coating the closest Sea Ray. The enemy of my enemy, etc...
PS In all seriousness, fans work, Melody. We have also sprayed the screen with bug spray. I have always wondered if a stong water mixture of basil water would work too??? Don't know, but most other bugs dont like it.