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Old 08-12-2010, 09:16 PM   #15
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There is something about my chemistry that causes me to seem to have a target painted on me, because the hubby can go unmolested, while I seem to be filet mignon to bugs.
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Some people definitely do have the misfortune to be more attractive than others. Stay away from perfumes and scented soaps, etc., wear light colored clothes, minimize potassium intake - bananas, etc. and find someone even more attractive to mosquitoes to hang around with. Bugs seem to be worst at dusk, prime sitting-around-the-campfire time. If you can stick it out til hard dark (tough up north) they usually lighten up. It is a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.....
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Old 08-12-2010, 09:26 PM   #16
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Well, unfortunately, the resultant bites (They were not mosquitoes; it was whatever was in the grass.) kept me up all night, despite applying cortisone.
I am going to send for cutter's cream and see it it works and is not nasty.

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Old 08-17-2010, 12:30 PM   #17
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If you were up in the Canadian rockies you may have run into what we call, 'no seeums'. Nastly little flies that are very small, so small they can actually pass through most normal sized screen holes. I end up taking anti-histamines if I get bitten too much.
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Has anyone tried the new Off thing you hang on yourself? The commercial must be working because we can't find any on the shelves at the store. Chiggars live in the grass and like tight spots in your clothing where they burrow under your skin. Finger nail polish remover suffocates them. I avoid putting on bug spray, stay away from smelly hair and body stuff. Nothing worse then passing somebody on the trail that smells like they bathed in perfume instead of soap.
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Old 08-17-2010, 01:31 PM   #19
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Tracy:

I think that was was bit my legs up so much. We were on Manitoulin Island.

Cyndi:
I did try the thing attached to my belt. Not all that good. (BTW, the hubby's from Decorah. We both went to Luther.)


I also found out that Cutter's cream apparently is not being made anymore. Kevin found a natural cream, minus deet, at Old World Wisconsin over the weekend that I will try when we camp this weekend.

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Old 08-17-2010, 03:14 PM   #20
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I also found out that Cutter's cream apparently is not being made anymore. Kevin found a natural cream, minus deet, at Old World Wisconsin over the weekend that I will try when we camp this weekend.

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Cindy,

Try Cutter's 'Skinsation'. It is a spray that has Aloe and vitamin E and is not oily. I react to Deet and can use this. It really works.

Also, OFF makes a sun screen that has repellent in it. Feels just like any other sun screen to me.
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didn't have too many mosquitos around here this year but had plenty of bee's and someone told me to try bounce dryer sheets...... well the bees where a buzzin and i put a few bounce sheets out and they took off so to me it worked for them.....maybe it will work for other critters that fly.
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Thanks, again, everybody for the suggestions. I even need them in my backyard right now. Usually the city treats, but it is broke, and I have several bites I got as we were parking the trailer on our return from vacation. I bought a lawn treatment, but we have not had time to use it yet.

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Tom,

I bought Skinsation but have not tried it yet. Thanks.

BTW, I love your avatar. I have two tuxedo cats whose backsides looks just like those cats.

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Tom,
I have two tuxedo cats whose backsides looks just like those cats.
And it took me a long time to figure out what Tom meant by
"There is no such thing as an all black cat. "

Once I did I felt like this
And since then it makes me
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BTW, I love your avatar. I have two tuxedo cats whose backsides looks just like those cats.

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Cindy,

Thanks - That is our home painted spare tire cover. I have to get a better picture. I figured most "cat-people" would get it.

Roy - glad you enjoy it. We get a lot of really weird looks when we are towing.....
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