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Old 05-28-2008, 03:09 PM   #1
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Old 05-28-2008, 03:32 PM   #2
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I don't want to repel mosquitos, I want to kill them.

Give me a compound so I can put a drop or two on the table and it kills all the mosquitos and their larvae within a hundred meters.
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Old 05-28-2008, 04:15 PM   #3
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The crap we used in nam was almost 100% Deet and when you put it on, it made your body warm and it was also great for removing paint off anything you got it on. And we wonder why our GIs have all sort of medical problems.
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Old 05-28-2008, 04:50 PM   #4
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The crap we used in nam was almost 100% Deet and when you put it on, it made your body warm and it was also great for removing paint off anything you got it on. And we wonder why our GIs have all sort of medical problems.
I remember that stuff at training . it came in small plastic squeeze bottle. it would eat up a bic pen in about a days time.
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Old 05-28-2008, 08:29 PM   #5
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100% DEET can be purchased from lots of places today -- I believe it was also used in WW II -- My money's on Agent Orange instead...

http://www.nextag.com/100-deet/search-html

One summer in Florida, my ex was taking sulfur drugs, enough so I could smell it on her skin -- The skeeters left her completely alone and concentrated on me...

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One summer in Florida, my ex was taking sulfur drugs, enough so I could smell it on her skin -- The skeeters left her completely alone and concentrated on me...
Pete, there is a good ex-wife joke somewhere in that statement...
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I was in Honduras this year with Habitat for Humanity and we used a product called Permethrin on our clothes after they were washed, it lasts 6 washings and repells mosquitoes, this with some jungle juice plus (37.5% DEET) not one bite all the time I was there. www.sawyer.com for both products.
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I was in Honduras this year with Habitat for Humanity and we used a product called Permethrin on our clothes after they were washed, it lasts 6 washings and repells mosquitoes, this with some jungle juice plus (37.5% DEET) not one bite all the time I was there. www.sawyer.com for both products.
If you have the cash, you can buy permethrin-embedded clothes from Ex Officio, maker of outdoor and travel clothes. Insect repellant qualities are good for up to 70 washings. No odor or residue to deal with like Deet.
http://www.buzzoff.com/

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Permethrin is an insecticide more than a repellent, can kill mice and is bad for cats. It is relatively harmless to humans, maybe.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permethrin

Or, maybe not:

http://www.safe2use.com/poisons-pesticides...-report/cox.htm

"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has classified permethrin as a carcinogen because it causes lung tumors in female mice and liver tumors in mice of both sexes. Permethrin inhibits the activity of the immune system in laboratory tests, and also binds to the receptors for a male sex hormone.

It causes chromosome aberrations in human and hamster cells.Permethrin is toxic to honey bees and other beneficial insects, fish, aquatic insects, crayfish, and shrimp. For many species, concentrations of less than one part per billion are lethal. Permethrin causes deformities and other developmental problems in tadpoles, and reduces the number of oxygen-carrying cells in the blood of birds.

Permethrin has been found in streams and rivers throughout the United States. It is also routinely found on produce, particularly spinach, tomatoes, celery, lettuce, and peaches."

DEET and the EPA:

http://www.epa.gov/opp00001/factshee...icals/deet.htm

"Safety review of DEET completed in 1998

After completing a comprehensive re-assessment of DEET, EPA concluded that, as long as consumers follow label directions and take proper precautions, insect repellents containing DEET do not present a health concern. Human exposure is expected to be brief, and long-term exposure is not expected. Based on extensive toxicity testing, the Agency believes that the normal use of DEET does not present a health concern to the general population."


DEET is starting to look better to me...
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Pete, there is a good ex-wife joke somewhere in that statement...
Nay, she was a real trouper about backpacking, camping out and generally putting up with me, even let me have pet rats when she was allergic to cats and other critters. The sulfur was for some sort of terminal acne that she was having -- It finally went away. She reminded me of a shallow Florida well during those medication days. I have a lot of Jeanne stories, but she has far more Pete stories.
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