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Re: Tick Advice for "New" Outdoorsmen

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Sawyer is the only permethrin product I know of for clothing but there are probably others.

As with any product using chemical ingredients, you have to compare the concentration of the active ingredients.

A good example is the "flea bomb" or indoor fogger. Two different name brands will often have the same active ingredient but one might have a .2 concentration and the other a .02 concentration.
Obviously .2 is going to be better.

To determine which name brand of permethrin is better you would have to compare the concentration of active ingredients.

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Re: Tick Advice for "New" Outdoorsmen

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Agreed. I know mine if for clothing and I can look at the ingredients tonight. I'll have to research more online tonight, because that Sawyer didn't provide those details.

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I have a crazy question about ticks. I sure hope I don't jinx myself saying it but is it possible that certain people have something in their pores that will cause ticks to avoid that person? I only ask this because I do not always spray myself when fishing and I can't ever remember getting ticks on me. Others I have been with did but not me.

Inquiring minds and all.

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I have a crazy question about ticks. I sure hope I don't jinx myself saying it but is it possible that certain people have something in their pores that will cause ticks to avoid that person? I only ask this because I do not always spray myself when fishing and I can't ever remember getting ticks on me. Others I have been with did but not me.

Inquiring minds and all.


You eat too much garlic

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Re: Tick Advice for "New" Outdoorsmen

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Stagger_Lee wrote:
[You eat too much garlic


Well, if it keeps the little buggers away, I would have to disagree that it is too much!

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Re: Tick Advice for "New" Outdoorsmen

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Ticks, Skeeters, they are attracted to certain scents coming from our pores. I have two daughters and myself, who seem to be magnets, while others around us are not getting bit. Someone said, "sweet" scents. I don't think Stagger is far off in that garlic would help. I like garlic, so I'll be adding that to my diet. It stays with you for sure.

It's the "fogging" aspect of garlic that might keep most two-legged critters away from me. Not that's this always a bad thing either...

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Re: Tick Advice for "New" Outdoorsmen

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Hell, to skeeters, I'm a freakin 7 course meal.........if garlic helps, I'll eat a clove a day!

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Re: Tick Advice for "New" Outdoorsmen

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Foxgap239 wrote:
I have a crazy question about ticks. I sure hope I don't jinx myself saying it but is it possible that certain people have something in their pores that will cause ticks to avoid that person? I only ask this because I do not always spray myself when fishing and I can't ever remember getting ticks on me. Others I have been with did but not me.

Inquiring minds and all.


I'm tempted here to slide in a Beckerian-inspired wize crack , but....

Fox you raise an interesting theory here. There was a time back in the 90's when i didn't use bug juice of any kind to prevent all the insect nasties, most especially ticks.

I went on for a good while never once coming home with a tick on board - and that was probably a good 7 year run. Then one day I found a tick, half inflated in my hairline, just above my forehead on the left size. My sense was that fell out a tree and into my head.

Are there those that have some 'resistence' of sorts? Maybe. But it might be a matter of you simply providing them little opportunity to crawl on board. It may be that simple.

But like you I think no one has any resistence to mosquitos and I haven't found one topical solution that 100% prevents any and all insects from having me for lunch. But I am open for suggestions?

For the most I do go out forgetting to put bug sprays on and haven't come home with any ticks, that said I had one on my leg a couple of weeks back while working in my yard.

Anyway, if you do decide to eat cloves of garlic as insect kryptonite, just make sure you bring along ample amounts (just shy of a box) of breath mints the next day, most especially if you intend to fish with a partner and share techniques.






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Re: Tick Advice for "New" Outdoorsmen

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I've always believed any animal or insect with a nose uses it as part of its defense system. Some obviously more than others. They usually know what "danger" smells like, but if they can't identify a scent, or lose their sense of smell, they usually move on. My strategy, when keeping animals out of sheds, etc. is based on that theory.

Take away their sense of smell and they lose a part of their defense system. So, a few moth balls in the shed usually does the trick. If their sense of smell is overwhelmed, they would most likely run down to the next shed, garden, whatever. Why risk sticking around, if one of their defenses has been impaired?? I don't know. Maybe there's not fact behind it, but it has worked for me.


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Re: Tick Advice for "New" Outdoorsmen

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Pickled garlic cloves infused with habaneros are amazing.


Lol Beckerian

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Re: Tick Advice for "New" Outdoorsmen

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By the way, when you do manage to catch one of those little buggers on you (ticks that is), feed em up to their cousins, the spider, if you happen to see a web nearby. It's fun watching them suffer.

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Damn! I had a big spider run a nice web on the deck and didn't think of that. Of course, since I had stripped down, the neighbors probably wouldn't have appreciated that little scene.

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Re: Tick Advice for "New" Outdoorsmen

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SBecker wrote:
Pickled garlic cloves infused with habaneros are amazing.


Lol Beckerian


An excerpt from the book: A Beckerian Inspired Fisherman's Guide to Healthy Eating. At stores near you.

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Re: Tick Advice for "New" Outdoorsmen

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Damn! I had a big spider run a nice web on the deck and didn't think of that. Of course, since I had stripped down, the neighbors probably wouldn't have appreciated that little scene.


This one's ripe for a Berkerian quip, but yes, I'd agree that would have been quite unsightly.


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Re: Tick Advice for "New" Outdoorsmen

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Going to trade mark that.

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