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    Mosquitoes

    I'm the guy that mosquitoes love. If I'm around, you don't need any repellents because they will swarm me and leave you alone.

    I went camping this weekend and covered myself head to toe in OFF! Deep Woods for Sportsmen, which is supposed to be the best stuff, had a citronella candle, and a few coil repellents, and still ended up covered in bites, while those I went with who used the same stuff did not get one bite.

    I've read that catnip oil is supposed to be very effective. Has anyone used it? Does anyone know of any good repellents?

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    I hunt a lot in the deep woods and I can tell you permethrin is by far the best for keeping mosquitos and ticks away. The military uses it. It lasts right around 40 days on your clothes and is highly effective.

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    Unless there is over 40% of the can as Deet it is worth using. Anything less is garbage in my opinion. Oh and permethrin is odorless once dried.

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    I'm the same way. I cant be out during high mosquito times. Same with ticks.

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    They are no joke. was turkey hunting with good buddy of mine and he uses deet and not permethrin- he got lyme disease. had to go thru full antibiotic treatment load.

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    Thanks, I just checked out permethrin. Is it safe on skin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunk1 View Post
    I'm the same way. I cant be out during high mosquito times. Same with ticks.
    Luckily ticks are not common in my area...

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    not effective on skin for long. you can buy deet lotion but make sure the deet % is very high.

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    wonder if they make permethrin lotion?

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    Thanks... DEET content in the Deep Woods spray was 30%, will have to look for something stronger.

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    Go to ebay ...you can still get 100% deet.

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    i use the 100% when i fly fish and it is very effective. comes in a spray pen at dicks sporting goods

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    deet will kill you, just cover yourself in mud like the savages do in the jungles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chadcuz1985 View Post
    deet will kill you, just cover yourself in mud like the savages do in the jungles.
    Ever seen the movie "predator" with arnold s?

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    Sawyer Permethrin Pump Spray - 24 oz. at REI.com

    this is the brand i use, it is great and cheap

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrimmReaper View Post
    I hunt a lot in the deep woods and I can tell you permethrin is by far the best for keeping mosquitos and ticks away. The military uses it. It lasts right around 40 days on your clothes and is highly effective.
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    Sawyer Permethrin Pump Spray - 24 oz. at REI.com

    this is the brand i use, it is great and cheap
    Buddy, that is some serious looking stuff right there. Says right on the package "for clothing and gear." No mention of topical application. Whew!!! As bad as I got eat up by chiggars last week, I sure could have used some of that stuff!!

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    Military surplus DEET!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OdinsOtherSon View Post
    Buddy, that is some serious looking stuff right there. Says right on the package "for clothing and gear." No mention of topical application. Whew!!! As bad as I got eat up by chiggars last week, I sure could have used some of that stuff!!
    Man, don't get me started on chiggers. those are the worse of all the biting insects even beating out biting horse flies. clear nail polish will kill chiggers but as for the itching it drives me insane man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrimmReaper View Post
    Man, don't get me started on chiggers. those are the worse of all the biting insects even beating out biting horse flies. clear nail polish will kill chiggers but as for the itching it drives me insane man.
    You ain't kidding! Mine are practically healed up and still will flare up and itch like mad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrimmReaper View Post
    Ever seen the movie "predator" with arnold s?
    Bro I can recite every single line in "predator" one of my all time favs man, Carl Lewis, Jesse Ventura,... the list goes on

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    Quote Originally Posted by OdinsOtherSon View Post
    You ain't kidding! Mine are practically healed up and still will flare up and itch like mad.
    get some benedryl gel. it will help, wont stop the itching forever but will help. I have been bit from everything from snakes to yellow jackets but the itching from chiggers is far worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chadcuz1985 View Post
    Bro I can recite every single line in "predator" one of my all time favs man, Carl Lewis, Jesse Ventura,... the list goes on
    Great movie, everytime it is on I can't help but watch it even tho i've seen in 50+ times in my life. all the sequels sucked.
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    Ok I just did some research and you cannot purchase any DEET spray that contains more than 30% in Canada... BUT it looks like I can get the Sawyer spray!!

    Sawyer Premium Permethrin Clothing Insect Repellent Trigger Spray, 24-Ounce: Amazon.ca: Sports & Outdoors


    If I am wearing shorts and a short sleeved shirt, is it powerful enough to ward off the bugs from my skin? Like I said, I am a magnet for mosquitoes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrimmReaper View Post
    Sawyer Permethrin Pump Spray - 24 oz. at REI.com

    this is the brand i use, it is great and cheap
    That's only 5% deet. I'm not sure why you were saying 100% before but maybe you meant not a bunch of other garbage in it vs 100% strenth. From what I understand is it's pretty toxic above 10%.

    I got this. It's 36% by volume and will make about 70-80 gallons of the normal spray stuff like at REI.
    http://www.amazon.com/Permethrin-Control-Insecticide-Termiticide-caterpillars/dp/B005UUZ3OI/ref=pd_sim_lg_1
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    I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned Thermacell yet. I hunt next to a lot of creeks and the mosquitoes are crazy bad. I had tried everything and decided to try a thermacell. I got up in my treestand and was immediately covered in mosquitoes. Turned on my thermacell and within 5 minutes there wasn't a mosquito in sight. Far and away the best hunting purchase I've ever made.

    Effective Mosquito Repellent for Outdoor Areas | ThermaCELL
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    Quote Originally Posted by slfmade View Post
    I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned Thermacell yet. I hunt next to a lot of creeks and the mosquitoes are crazy bad. I had tried everything and decided to try a thermacell. I got up in my treestand and was immediately covered in mosquitoes. Turned on my thermacell and within 5 minutes there wasn't a mosquito in sight. Far and away the best hunting purchase I've ever made.

    Effective Mosquito Repellent for Outdoor Areas | ThermaCELL
    get one of these and try hoggage

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    Quote Originally Posted by 00ragincajun00 View Post
    get one of these and try hoggage

    Looks interesting and they are sold right down the street from me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoggage_54 View Post
    Looks interesting and they are sold right down the street from me...
    They're sold at just about every walmart, and if you're in the U.S. there's a walmart on just about every street.

    Give it a shot. I can't say enough good things about ThermaCELL. I would be a spokesperson for them if they would let me. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by slfmade View Post
    I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned Thermacell yet. I hunt next to a lot of creeks and the mosquitoes are crazy bad. I had tried everything and decided to try a thermacell. I got up in my treestand and was immediately covered in mosquitoes. Turned on my thermacell and within 5 minutes there wasn't a mosquito in sight. Far and away the best hunting purchase I've ever made.

    Effective Mosquito Repellent for Outdoor Areas | ThermaCELL
    Quote Originally Posted by 00ragincajun00 View Post
    get one of these and try hoggage
    I'll be trying this as well. Thanks guys.

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    seems the mosquitos are more abundant this year than i can remember for a long time maybe like 20-30 years

    at least in central fl

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    Do what arnie did in Predator when he had to hide.

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