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|User Info||Insex Control :-); entered at 2017-04-19 12:36:03|
It appears (no science here) that the bugs are aware that if they land on the treated surface they're dead, and thus avoid it.|
Now exactly how much "halo" you get from that I don't know, but I DID find it interesting that I didn't need a bandana to cover my neck in order to NOT get bit on the neck and ears.... although I haven't challenged this setup in extremely heavy "swarm-like" mosquito conditions as of yet. Nonetheless there were plenty of biting flies and such around while hiking (as there usually are) and I had zero trouble, even when stopping to eat or drink. Without this approach while physically moving I didn't get hit too bad, but if you stopped under tree cover (as opposed to on a bald), oh boy.... This of course makes trips to the cathole, especially in the evening hours, quite a high-wire act -- but since doing this, no problems THERE either.
I'm rather interested in trying this approach on a couple of places personally known for extreme biting insect behavior, and intend to this summer. And yes, I will have some DEET with me if supplementation is necessary (and it might be!)
Last modified: 2017-04-19 12:37:42 by tickerguy