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FLBowhunter

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Living in FL the mosquitoes are bad, real BAD.  I hate to use deet because of the smell. I want to go completely scent free.  I have been using a product called Permethrin, it is said to be sent free when it dries. You apply it to your clothes.  It works for ticks, mosquitoes and chiggers.  It actually kills them, I just don’t know if there is actually a scent there that I just can’t detect.  Has any one else used this product?  What are your thoughts?
 

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haven't used it yet, but after the info in your post i might have to start.
 

Don Tibbetts

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I've never used it for deer hunting but they used to give it to us  in the Army before field exercises and I think that it helped with the ticks.  I don't think it helped a great deal with mosquitos or chiggers because I still always got ate up.  BTW, they won't let us use it anymore and rumor control is that its for health reasons.   I don't know what product you're using but I'm sure its lower strength than what we had.  

Permethrin is one of the most widely used tick repellents used on pets.  Go to the store and look at the ingredients in some of the flea and tick repellents and you'll see permethrin in much higher concentrations than humans should use.

I agree that the mosquitos are bad but I'm not sure about permethrin yet.  What is the brand name of the stuff that you use?
 

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Don,
The product that I use is made by Sawyer it is just called permethrin.  I checked and it is only 0.50% Permethrin.  I think they sell a product with a higher % for commercial use.  I didn't know of any health risk but the instructions do say to avoid contact with skin,eyes, ect.  Wht do you use for insect control?
Scott
 

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I have never used permethrin.  Most people around here use Deep Woods Off.  It helps with the mosquitos and ticks.  I have never heard of fleas being a problem.

I don't like to use repellents, I use a Bug Tamer suit.  It works well unless there is a part that is pulled tight against you.  You also have to be able to stand that costant buzz they make as they swarm around you.  It bothers some people but not me as long as I don't get bitten.
 

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Thats the same concentration that we used to get.  I don't know if there's any health risk or not.  Like I said, it was a rumor, I never got any official word.  I don't use any sprays for bugs, I just wear long pants and long sleeves with gloves and a head net.  I get bit some and its hot sometimes but most of my good spots are shady anyway.  It does take a lot of discipline sometimes to avoid swatting.
 

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Wellcome to the outdoors in Florida! I use a Bug Taimer suit jacket with net hood and Sawyer's controlled release insect repellent. It works. Man, some mornings the skeeters are so thick that breathing becomes a problem. They don't tast too good either.
 

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Wellcome to the outdoors in Florida! I use a Bug Taimer suit jacket with net hood and Sawyer's controlled release insect repellent. It works. Man, some mornings the skeeters are so thick that breathing becomes a problem. They don't tast too good either.:tongue-green:
 

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I have been using Repel Permanone brand permethrin during turkey season.  It is also a 0.5% mixture.  The bugs don't bother me, and I haven't had any ticks while using it.  Since you apply it to your clothes and let it dry, I don't think there is any added odor.  I can't smell it, anyway.
 
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