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Old 10-16-2016, 06:05 PM   #1
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Insect Access to inside of Our trailer

Hello there . We have a X23B and every time we go to Florida , my wife seems to get a million small insect bites , and she says they are no see ums and that they are getting thru the screening that Jayco installs in these trailers.

Has anyone had similar experiences? Does anyone know the size of the screening that Jayco uses?

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Old 10-16-2016, 07:25 PM   #2
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Have not been to Florida with our X23B. But we have no see ums here and never had an issue.

I wonder if it is something else outside or alergic to something locally.
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Old 10-16-2016, 07:47 PM   #3
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My DW gets ugly bites from 'no see ums' here in AZ. She had a terrible time until a co-worker had her try 'Iguana Oil'. Yup. Weird name. Not only did that stuff it keep the no see ums away, it also soothed the welts when she did get bit better than diphenhydramine (aka Benadryl) or anything else

They have a Human Iguana Oil Formula and an Equine Formula and, BTW, it's made in Jupiter Florida so they are probably familiar with the bugs there.

Also, I was doing some research regarding mosquitoes for our trip to south TX early next year and ran across this:
Sawyer's Fisherman's Formula Picaridin got top results in {a respected consumer product testing and reporting lab} keeping mosquitoes away for up to eight hours.
Other top performing repellents on the list include:
Ben's 30% DEET Tick & Insect Wilderness Formula
Natrapel 8 Hour, with 20 percent picaridin
Off! Deepwoods VIII, with 25 percent DEET
Repel Lemon Eucalyptus, with 30 percent lemon eucalyptus
Repel Scented Family, with 15 percent DEET
The article advised skipping most repellents made with natural plant oils such as lemongrass or citronella, which were not very effective in their testing.

Unfortunately, I'm guessing you'll find screens are not the answer. With holes small enough to stop the no see ums, you'll severely restrict the air flow through the windows.

I hope you find something that works for you.
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We've been all across the country in our various JAYCO units and have never had a problem with bugs getting through the screens. The material is standard residential screen.
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Old 10-16-2016, 08:45 PM   #5
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Screens

Having same issue looking at crank the crank assy is bending the screen up in middle you almost have to stand on your head looking up ours has some of the screens that have a gap you can see right out, lippert engineers are looking for a fix some keep popping out where the clips hold them also
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Hello there . We have a X23B and every time we go to Florida , my wife seems to get a million small insect bites , and she says they are no see ums and that they are getting thru the screening that Jayco installs in these trailers.

Has anyone had similar experiences? Does anyone know the size of the screening that Jayco uses?

Many thanks for feedback.


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Old 10-17-2016, 09:35 AM   #7
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Down here in Florida, we use Avon - Skin so Soft. My son swears by it when he goes fishing around the lakes near here. Bro-in-Law did not use it the last time he came down and looked like all his bare skin had red spots all over. Where I am located (200 yards from the gulf) we do not have the problem, but at the beach they do.

As for the screens, they are toooooooo small and go right through them.

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Bugs get in by "tailgating". That is they come in the door when you open it. Not much you can do about that.
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Bugs get in by "tailgating". That is they come in the door when you open it. Not much you can do about that.
Spraying a DEET infused bug repellant (we use OFF!) on the screen door and around the frame makes a HUGE difference against that particular problem.
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