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Old 06-01-2011, 04:36 PM   #11
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Thermocell works great if the wind is not to strong. Best thing to try is a good fan blowing into the area you are sitting. This will keep them off of you. They do make stuff with 100% DEET but it is strong.

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Old 06-03-2011, 12:16 AM   #12
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Just watch out what that strong stuff spills on. When I was a kid, we accidentally spilled some on the floor of the tent - and it melted right through.

And we put it on our skin...


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Old 06-04-2011, 08:48 PM   #13
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Deet will also "melt" anything plastic - fishing pole handle, etc. Make sure you wash your hands thoroughly and don't sit in a plastic chair or the slimy stuff will get on the chair and either melt it or leave marks you won't be able to remove.
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Old 06-07-2011, 08:18 AM   #14
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thanks to all of you for you replies, I will try the thermocell along with the listerine,,I really dont care to use the strong % of deet on my grandson,, the deet scares me more than the all of your suggestions will be given a try,,,will post back with results...happy camping
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Old 06-07-2011, 01:54 PM   #15
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I use Sawyer insect repellent for clothes. Its main ingredient is Permethrin. It is NOT for spraying on your body. It is for spraying on your clothes. I do a lot of fishing and find this product works very well. You spray it on your clothes and let it dry. It generally lasts me for the whole summer. The down side is if you have a lot of exposed skin, like when wearing shorts and short sleeve shirts those parts of your body are at risk for bites. You will need to look around for it. I found it at Dick's Sporting Good.

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Old 06-07-2011, 03:59 PM   #16
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We live on the coast in South Texas and when outside just about anytime of the year we have mosquitos, we use an Off product, looks like a small lantern, and you buy "pads" that go inside of it and it will keep them 10' + away from you.
I have also read that a "dryer" sheet stuffed in a pocket will help. I spray my yard at least once a month with a product that attaches to a garden hose, very effective if you are going to be outside for any length of time. It last several weeks and cost about $10. I know the next one at your camp site will appreciate it also. It is good for mosquitos, flies, fleas, ticks etc.... .

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