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mbeason
May 2nd, 2009, 03:01 AM
was wondering if anyone had any tricks to keep ticks off ya. here iin missouri they are bad and would really like to not worry about them

rupejosh
May 2nd, 2009, 03:27 AM
shave all your body hair.lol!!im not sure if a thermacell would help but you could look into it

fatboy95
May 2nd, 2009, 07:35 AM
http://www.sawyerproducts.com/products.htm#003

Use this stuff on your cloths. It works wonderful. I even spray it on my socks. I don't notice any smell from it and bugs stay off. If you do use it let me know what you think.

HUNTERMAGNUM
May 2nd, 2009, 07:42 AM
Vitamin B1 . I got an e-mail several years ago that said vitamin B-1 puts off an odor that the ticks and chiggers do not like. I tried it because the bugs love me. I have not had a tick or chigger in 3 years since I have been using it. I use it in the spring mostly when turkey hunting or trout fishing.
Start taking it about 2 weeks before you plan on being in the woods.:darkbeer:

Terry A
May 2nd, 2009, 09:29 AM
http://www.sawyerproducts.com/products.htm#003

Use this stuff on your cloths. It works wonderful. I even spray it on my socks. I don't notice any smell from it and bugs stay off. If you do use it let me know what you think.

The Sawyers or Repel Permanone are the only way to keep ticks off of you read the instructions because it is potent stuff,still works on clothes after several washings, I bought the Repel in a 6 oz spray can at Walmart for around $6.00.

hdracer
May 2nd, 2009, 09:44 AM
Repel Permanone works well. Just don't spray it on your skin. Has the same chemical we sprayed all our clothes with before going to the Middle East back in '91. Sprayed only my boots and lower pants legs the last time we went out 3-D'ing. Everyone else had them all over. I had one tick on me after 3 hours, my friend had 3.

B-1 pills used to work very well against mosquitos for me when I lived in Florida. Just don't overdo it 'cause you can OD on vitamins or at least cause some liver damage if you take to much (just like anything else these days).

turkey track
May 2nd, 2009, 09:46 AM
tick and flee collars on your feet and hands also that bugg stuff

KY Clint
May 2nd, 2009, 10:40 AM
tick and flee collars on your feet and hands

Do not do this! Those things are toxic to humans. Troops in Iraq tried this to keep the sand fleas off and had horrible reactions.

Try:

http://www.bugbaffler.com/

Not the easiest stuff to hunt in, but it WILL keep the bugs off.

Mil6161
May 2nd, 2009, 06:16 PM
http://www.sawyerproducts.com/products.htm#003

Use this stuff on your cloths. It works wonderful. I even spray it on my socks. I don't notice any smell from it and bugs stay off. If you do use it let me know what you think.

+2 Just spray your clothes NOT yourself, let them dry overnight and your good for 4-5 weeks. I wear sunglasses when treating my clothes so it don't get in my eyes and wash your hands after your done. Ticks and Lyme disease are all over the place up here. 2 of my hunting buddies got Lyme last year and it was not a good experience for them.

tlzimmerman
May 2nd, 2009, 06:19 PM
Permethrin (chemical in some of the aforementioned products)....read about it....great stuff, fun to watch ticks die as they crawl up your pantleg.

Horizontal Hunt
May 2nd, 2009, 06:43 PM
The Sawyers or Repel Permanone are the only way to keep ticks off of you read the instructions because it is potent stuff,still works on clothes after several washings, I bought the Repel in a 6 oz spray can at Walmart for around $6.00.


This is the ticket I have been doing this for the last 4 or 5 seasons. I have not had a live tick on me or in the house since I started using it.

Bob

vwkismet
May 2nd, 2009, 06:54 PM
I use this on my main layers - anyone know if it soaks into the cloth well enough to use on a hat/face mask?