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Old 06-26-2013, 07:40 AM   #31
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I HATE mosquitos!
Little extra garlic in the diet helps me, usually in the form of garlic knots from a place near by. The old italian couple we had next door recomended it, and it seems to work. Tikis and citronella buckets are good too.

Deet on clothes and hats if we are in danger of being over run. It is a toxin and has some risks I'd rather not expose my kids to.

"As a precaution, manufacturers advise that DEET products should not be used under clothing or on damaged skin, and that preparations be washed off after they are no longer needed or between applications."

"Citing human health reasons, Health Canada barred the sale of insect repellents for human use that contained more than 30% DEET in a 2002 re-evaluation. The agency recommended that DEET-based products be used on children between the ages of 2 and 12 only if the concentration of DEET is 10% or less and that repellents be applied no more than 3 times a day, children under 2 should not receive more than 1 application of repellent in a day and DEET-based products of any concentration should not be used on infants under 6 months"

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I appreciate the info on ThermaCell. Looking into it immediately.
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:43 AM   #32
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Light up a cigar.....repels skeeters and just about every person around ya' too.
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:21 AM   #33
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:23 AM   #34
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:13 AM   #36
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"Sarna" from most drug stores or Walmart, takes the itch out of most bug bites, almost immediately. It's a bit pricy, yet worth it.
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:03 PM   #37
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thermacell the only thing that I found other than repel sportmans spray. My wife hates the smell of the spray so we use the thermacell the best repellent yet. I have citronella tiki torches and I believe the light from the flame attracts the skeeters. So we just put them on the outside radius of our fire ring for light. We even use the thermacell with the belt holster when trout fishing in some of the worse mosquito laden environment there is you can grab them by the handful. They avoid us when on the stream in areas that without them you couldn't stand still for a minute without being swarmed. I believe our campground is the perfect testing area for mosquito repellent because it is located in a area surrounded by swamps.
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Me too. Works good to great.


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I usually spray my clothes with some sort of DEET concoction, but with Boy Scout Summer Camp just a few weeks away, I thought I would try something I saw in a hiking magazine. It is called Natrapel (http://www.natrapel.com). I have not tired this yet, nor do I benefit from the sale of this in any way. I just read that it is good for 8 hours, protects from mosquitoes and ticks. If it works well, it will become a part of our normal packing.
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