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Thread: WHAT is your favoite bug repellant for TICKS & CHIGGERS and other nasty critters?

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    really simple....Permethrin on your clothing, and Picaridin on your skin = No Ticks!
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    A lot of those bug sprays are loaded with chemicals. The following are all natural and safe for the whole family!

    MUD

    Although it may not seem fancy, mysterious or something a medicine man might whip up, mud provided American Indians protection from mosquitoes when they applied it to their exposed skin. A thick layer of mud is seemingly less attractive to mosquitoes than plain old skin, potentially masking some of the aroma that attracts mosquitoes in the first place.

    Rancid Alligator Fat
    Most humans may not think rancid alligator fat would be delicious, and apparently the same holds true for mosquitoes' tastes. This greasy substance was applied to exposed skin by the Akokisa tribe of the Houston, Texas, area. Other tribes used a similar method, smearing on a grease made from the fat of raccoons, opossums or bears, using the fat of whichever animal was available in their region.


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    I use the bounty sheets, rub it on my hair and arms - keeps knats and flys away then the high caliber DEET on the clothes and shoes.

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    Permethrin.
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    Deet is awful stuff but very effective. A double secret probation load of it on my clothes and Im good. Don't want it on my skin. When I was in the jungles of India we would put Vicks Vaporub on our skin to keep the leeches off. That worked very well. Those that used it got zero leeches and those that didn't all got leeches. I would think the same for ticks? Haven't tried it. I don't get to tick country much. I do know in California it is pretty offensive smelling to the Liberal Democrats Gets them moving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trdking View Post
    Deet is awful stuff but very effective. A double secret probation load of it on my clothes and Im good. Don't want it on my skin. When I was in the jungles of India we would put Vicks Vaporub on our skin to keep the leeches off. That worked very well. Those that used it got zero leeches and those that didn't all got leeches. I would think the same for ticks? Haven't tried it. I don't get to tick country much. I do know in California it is pretty offensive smelling to the Liberal Democrats Gets them moving.
    Are the Liberal Demoncraps leeches or ticks? I'll do whatever I can to offend them.
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    FAVE bug...? GOLD BUG!
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    creskol, I use Permethrin wash treatment for my clothing and 90-100% DEET pump sprayed on all open skin surfaces. I've had better results with the pump spray over the aerosol cans. I'm lucky I have access to Permethrin P-40, Government agencies and the military use this, its a wash treatment for your clothing. I also spray the detector down with Permethrin or equivalent and the detector is also placed in a plastic Christmas tree storage box that has been sprayed and also has a small hand towel sprayed inside this. I was surprised to see how many Ticks and other unwanted insects came home on my detector.
    Good Luck!
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    I carry a photo of my second wife safety-pinned to my detecting vest. I guess blood suckers observe professional courtesies, because I have never been bitten or stung.

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    I wish they had a laundry detergent .

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    Or those dryer sheets that come in the little box - with Deet .

 

 
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