a spray to greatly reduce the chances of being bit by ticks, fleas mosquitoes etc.

Discussion in 'camping equipment and clothing related' started by Grumpy, Mar 29, 2019.

  1. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

    having access to a cost effective spray to greatly reduce the chances of being bit by ticks,
    fleas mosquitoes etc, you need a two phase approach,
    down here in florida is a huge help if you spray the outside surfaces of the clothes youll wear the night before you hunt, annd let it dry this has proven to reduce your potential problems
    I purchased from Tractor Supply, but I had to order online and shipped FREE to my local store, cause they claim it's not sold in stores....It was under $11.00.... mix an ounce or two with two or three drops of dawn dish wash detergent in a 1/2 gallon of warm water then pour in a spray bottle for use the night before a hunt, spray pants and socks and hats especially well
    the perethrin spray kills the DEET repels
    don,t get either product on any rifle stock, bow, or plastic as they can soften or dissolve some surfaces
    https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/control-solutions-permethrin-10-1-pt?cm_vc=-10005

    https://store.doyourownpestcontrol.com/zone-plus-permethrin-36-8

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    https://www.grainger.com/product/REPEL-40-00-DEET-Outdoor-Only-Insect-48WJ99

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    Last edited: Mar 30, 2019
  2. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Well-Known Member

    In Michigan, I use "malathion" to spray down my lawn.
    It is rids everything.. If it don't rain, I can be outside and not be bothered with mosquitoes for up to two weeks.
    I do not recommend spraying your clothing with it though!!

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  3. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    I hate those Damn bugs Grumpy.
    Will try it
     
  4. Loves302Chevy

    Loves302Chevy "One test is worth a thousand expert opinions."

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    I leave my front and back door lights on 24/7. The bugs love to congregate around them, especially in the summer.
    I get out of work at 2:30 am, and I have a little fun by spraying them with Bug Stop. Instant dead. And it lasts until the rain washes it off.
    When the bugs walk through the residue and then lick their feet, they are dead too. I also spray a line on the floor just inside my garage door.
    I also spray some inside my home security motion detectors and smoke alarms. That certain time of year in the fall when it starts getting cold
    and the bugs make their way inside your house looking for a new warmer home, for some reason they love electronics. I don't need any false alarms
    and since I started doing this, I've had none of them. Be careful not to breathe it - your nose will be running for hours at the very least.
    When Lowes was clearing this stuff out, I stocked up and now have about 30 gallons. Paid about $1.50 each.:D
     
  5. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

    the stuff I suggested will both repel ticks ,chiggers and mosquitoes, and kill ticks ,chiggers and mosquitoes,
    but if you get some on your skin its no big deal,pesticides like BUG STOP OR MALATHION
    should NEVER be applied to your skin or clothing
    they do work in applications where they are designed too,
    but were never intended to be used in direct contact with human skin.

    spray a barrier around your home or shop, with those, but don,t get in direct contact
     
  6. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Well-Known Member

    Sorry Grumpy. I was not thinking .
    Your post was about what sprays to use on your clothes and NOT about lawn pesticides.
     
  7. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

    all input is welcome
     

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