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Old 06-19-2019, 05:54 AM   #21
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There is not a single mosquito in Canada. They are all married and have large families.
How big are they? 4 or 5 can carry away a team of horses.

Cutters repellants used to work well.
The gnats have been fierce here in eastern Iowa. Vanilla Extract does work!
This is just a legend, they are not as big as they say ...:RÉ
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Old 06-19-2019, 06:22 AM   #22
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Hi I live in New Brunswick and use Deep Woods Off mostly. This works on all the pests that bite. Friends told me listerine will work too but I haven't used it. You will need something, especially mornings and evenings. Coastal areas do not have as many biting insects due to a sea breeze and cooler weather. I have been "feeding" these pests all my life and I'm still here ! I do not like them either !!! Not all ticks carry lyme disease just so you know . I have never had a tick bite and I travel in the woods often. I'm nearly 70 years old .
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Old 06-19-2019, 08:17 AM   #23
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I have found the calendar works best. Go in August instead of June. Bugs are well fed by then!
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Old 06-19-2019, 10:04 AM   #24
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We just got back from a road trip through the region (no Scamp, unfortunately). Bugs were very hit-or-miss. There were a couple of places where they quickly drove us back into the car (followed by a lot of swatting and smears on the glass!), but most places were fine. Inland near water was consistently the worst. Camping in such locations would have been almost not worth the trouble. Bill has a point there.

On the other hand, the scenery was spectacular and the weather splendid in early June. No crowds anywhere, but tulips in bloom everywhere!
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Old 06-19-2019, 10:59 AM   #25
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My brother was vacationing/ adventuring in Guatemala years ago. He related that they were buying a quart of vanilla every day or two and said it was a cheap beverage and would make you pretty goofy. Never tried it myself.
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Old 06-20-2019, 04:38 PM   #26
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I spend a lot of time in “wild” areas due to my passion for nature photography. I used to just accept the misery of all the bugs. The DEET products would help but always seemed to be temporary requiring multiple skin applications. My “go to” product is now Permatrin. I treat a light long sleeve shirt, my outdoor pants, a couple of pairs of socks, a lightweight “crush” hat, and a very light pair of gloves. Mosquitos, gnats, and ticks are not a problem any longer. The protection lasts through multiple washings. Permatrin is available in several commercial products, available in all the big name outdoor equipment providers. Careful at farm supply stores as it is also a component of sheep dips and similar products. The insect repellant product is generally applied to clothing and allowed to dry prior to use. It is colorless, odorless, and effective. It is not applied directly to skin. I have been out with other photographers where they are lost in a cloud of bugs, where I am in the clear.
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Old 06-20-2019, 07:38 PM   #27
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... My “go to” product is now Permatrin...
Assuming you really mean Permethrin then I agree 1 hundred percent. I use it frequently.

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... It is not applied directly to skin. ...
I agree 10,000 million percent.

Anyone who uses it should review the instructions, this guide and the MSDS.
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Old 06-20-2019, 09:49 PM   #28
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Used to be able to get a product called D15 from Amway. Excellent DEET repellent. Don't know if they make it anymore. My mother used to practically bathe us in the stuff. The mosquitoes just love my Dad for some reason and it was the only repellent he ever found effective.
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Old 06-20-2019, 11:30 PM   #29
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White cream may have been Avon Skin So Soft... just guessing.
I got a bottle of Brittanies Thyme organic bug repellant last spring, and it seems to work for me against skeeters... but it wears off after 2-3 hours. The stuff smells minty and pleasant. I read that catnip essence works also.
Thanks, Mike. I was hoping someone had a low-toxicity, natural recommendation. DEET and conventional chemical repellents give me awful headaches and sadly, I seem to attract every biting insect within a mile. Have tried some essential oils, but not Brittanies thyme.
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Old 06-21-2019, 12:45 AM   #30
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DEET works best if you don't share it with everyone if everyone is wearing DEET the bugs will have to bite /someone/ to survive, but if someone isn't wearing any, then they are the prime target.

ultraviolet bug zappers work great, btw.
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Old 06-26-2019, 11:38 AM   #31
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please don't

please don't "fog" the forest and kill everything that moves. all your anti-bug actions should applied to your person only.
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Old 06-26-2019, 04:57 PM   #32
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The Best Natural Mosquito Repellent is Pennyroyal Oil, just don't take it internally.
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Old 06-26-2019, 05:19 PM   #33
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Sure fire cure

Alexander Keith’s beer or Capt Morgan’s dark rum. If it doesn’t stop them you won’t care!!
Seriously, Deet is the only answer. The stronger the better. Applied as often as necessary.
Enjoy your trip. That’s my home stomping grounds.
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Old 06-26-2019, 06:25 PM   #34
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Eat lots of garlic , don’t bathe and a heavy coat of 100% Deet .
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Old 06-26-2019, 07:06 PM   #35
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Get one of those handheld bug zappers that look like a tennis racket from Harbor Freight or Walmart.
Might not keep all the bugs off you, but all the flashes from zapped ones can be entertaining. Also the smell of burning mosquito flesh seems to repel them.
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Old 06-27-2019, 11:10 AM   #36
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Any area that is infested with the Lyme disease Tick should be of concern.

Having been unlucky enough to live in the region of Connecticut that first was infected with the Lyme Tick (Lyme, Connecticut)...I managed to contract Lyme disease....not a very pleasant experience!!
Once you contract Lyme disease there is a long battle taking antibiotics quite often for months.

Yes DEET does repel mosquitoes but ticks can be another matter.

Best method is to find a specialized spray that contains “PERMETHRIN”
This product is not for application to human skin.....it is sprayed on the exterior
surface of clothing and allowed to dry. The method I used was to put all my outdoor clothing on hangers and hang them outside in a tree ....spray them well and then allow them to dry.......this application will last through several laundry cycles.

When a Tick hitches a ride on your treated clothing he dies in a matter of minutes. I have seen this on many occasions.

When in Tick Country try to wear light colored clothing...long pants...long sleeve shirts....tuck pants into your socks....this is serious stuff.
Lyme disease can mean high fever....severe headaches...severe mussel pain.
It is a nasty disease that often returns again and again for years.
My town in Connecticut held public information seminars to educate residents as to the dangers of Lyme disease.
Bad news is most doctors do not know how to treat this disease. They prescribe a 21 day antibiotic treatment of low dose antibiotic and that has been found to be ineffective.
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Old 06-27-2019, 05:12 PM   #37
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Thanks Uplander, that's very good and timely information.
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Old 06-30-2019, 11:38 PM   #38
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DEET works best if you don't share it with everyone if everyone is wearing DEET the bugs will have to bite /someone/ to survive, but if someone isn't wearing any, then they are the prime target.

ultraviolet bug zappers work great, btw.

do u mean if everyone is wearing DEET, the bugs will in the end still go ahead and bite someone?
won't they die or something?
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Old 06-30-2019, 11:39 PM   #39
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argh so much bugs at my site area
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Any area that is infested with the Lyme disease Tick should be of concern.

Having been unlucky enough to live in the region of Connecticut that first was infected with the Lyme Tick (Lyme, Connecticut)...I managed to contract Lyme disease....not a very pleasant experience!!
Once you contract Lyme disease there is a long battle taking antibiotics quite often for months.

Yes DEET does repel mosquitoes but ticks can be another matter.

Best method is to find a specialized spray that contains “PERMETHRIN”
This product is not for application to human skin.....it is sprayed on the exterior
surface of clothing and allowed to dry. The method I used was to put all my outdoor clothing on hangers and hang them outside in a tree ....spray them well and then allow them to dry.......this application will last through several laundry cycles.

When a Tick hitches a ride on your treated clothing he dies in a matter of minutes. I have seen this on many occasions.

When in Tick Country try to wear light colored clothing...long pants...long sleeve shirts....tuck pants into your socks....this is serious stuff.
Lyme disease can mean high fever....severe headaches...severe mussel pain.
It is a nasty disease that often returns again and again for years.
My town in Connecticut held public information seminars to educate residents as to the dangers of Lyme disease.
Bad news is most doctors do not know how to treat this disease. They prescribe a 21 day antibiotic treatment of low dose antibiotic and that has been found to be ineffective.
Article about "PERMETHRIN" for fighting ticks in Canada:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-...nada-1.4718278
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