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Natural insect deterrant #6594305
08/14/19 12:39 AM
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For things like mosquitos, gnats, & horseflys:
Thoughts?
I've heard dryer sheets work. Vanilla extract I think I heard too


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Re: Natural insect deterrant [Re: AJE] #6595542
08/15/19 08:55 PM
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A mechanic I know had eucalyptus oil and swore by it, you just have to reapply it every now and then.

Re: Natural insect deterrant [Re: AJE] #6609842
09/04/19 10:43 PM
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Lemongrass oil or terrashield


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Re: Natural insect deterrant [Re: AJE] #6622310
09/22/19 12:07 AM
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The experts seem to say a product with at least 40% DEET is important to handle mosquitos nowadays. I don't know, but that's what I keep hearing on the news.

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Re: Natural insect deterrant [Re: AJE] #6814842
03/23/20 07:30 PM
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Cheapest vanilla extract you can find works great for bull gnats here is SE Arkansas. For mosquitoes is seems there is no easy way out. Here they can stand flat footed and rape a turkey.

Re: Natural insect deterrant [Re: AJE] #6957728
08/07/20 11:27 PM
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I like taking a large handkerchief & tying it loosely around my kneck. It really helps keeps the bugs away. It doubles as a natural sunblocker.


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Re: Natural insect deterrant [Re: AJE] #7153371
01/25/21 02:15 AM
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Thermacell mats use a synthetic version of the same compound found in chrysanthemums that repels insects. Allethrin. If it isn't too windy those thermacells are a game changer. Used them all the time on deer stands and turkey hunting


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Re: Natural insect deterrant [Re: AJE] #7268273
05/20/21 07:17 AM
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Nice thread.


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Re: Natural insect deterrant [Re: AJE] #7271817
05/24/21 10:34 PM
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Thermacells are the bomb!!!

Re: Natural insect deterrant [Re: AJE] #7271853
05/24/21 11:23 PM
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Mosquitos aren't just annoying. The doctor reminded me the other day that they can carry disease.


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Re: Natural insect deterrant [Re: AJE] #7291397
06/22/21 05:10 AM
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Mint is an excellent mosquito repellent. Easily grown and perrenial. Grab a few leaves and roll in your hands. Then rub on face, arms etc.


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