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Each year we discuss bug juice to prevent ticks and misquitos. None of us want to deal with lyme disease etc. and ticks are very active about turkey season. They will be thick this year because we had an mild winter and an early spring.

Well, here's what I recommend. I use a product called Permanone (permathrin .5%), which is sold by Repel at Wal-Mart, gold and blue can in sporting goods. You apply it only to your clothing ans should last a few weeks. It can also get wet or be washed. Do not apply to your skin. I always treated my clothes (socks, boots, pants, over shirt, hat and gloves,) a couple week early and keep them in a plastic tub until time to hunt. This stuff works awesome. I have been with guys that have found ticks on themselves, and I have none on me. There is also a high strengh version for livestock which can be diluted, but I have never messed with that stuff.

Good luck with the ticks and bugs, and happy hunting.
 

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I agree on the Permanone, best stuff on the market for ticks and chiggers. Wouldn't even think on going into the woods without it. Now there are some guys on here that have their own formula for tick ridders, now's the time to post em up:cheers:



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I picked up a couple of cans of a spray for your clothing that has permethrin in it. This stuff must be really strong stuff. The Active ingredients printed on the can reads: Permethrin........0.5% Inert ingredients........99.5% You spray it on your clothes 2 to 4 hours before you wear them. Advertised to be effective for 6 weeks. I'll be trying it out for the first time pretty soon.
 

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permethrin can be bought by itself at feed stores, and then mixed with water to make your own juice, and it is a WHOLE lot cheaper than the spray. I still buy the spray cause its easy to use though.

Kinda like buying a cold 20 ounce from the gas station instead of a 2 liter from the grocery store. You buy the 20 ounce cause you want it now, and you want it cold now.

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I've used this stuff for several years and it does a very good job. I also spray my boots, cap and face mask.
 

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It burns too if you get it on your skin. I was hunting on a hot hot day once and had it on all my clothes. I was sweating a lot and started to use my shirt sleeve to wipe sweat from under my eyes. Bad idea. That stuff got in the pores of my skin and felt like you lit me on fire. Works great on the ticks though and I use I every year.
 

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I used it for the first time last year and it did pretty good. I had one of those blood suckers in the middle of my back and he got in pretty deep because I didn't realize for a couple of days. I hates them things !!
 

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Originally posted by Parker
FYI to everyone that has not used it before, the reason that you don't spray it directly on your skin is because it can cause cancer.

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The other reason you shouldnt put it on your skin is because permethrin is an insectide. It kills insects by inhibiting an important enzyme that insects have but we have it too. Fortunately, in that low of a concentration, you'd almost have to drink some of the stuff to get yourself in trouble. The burning bp experienced is prolly the petroleum distillates and solvents that make up the other 99.5% of the spray. Careful not to go over 0.5% if you make your own and good tip Parker!

Permanone is awsome stuff!
 

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I use the same stuff & agree, it works great. Another thing I have heard works good is the rino skin under clothing ( I think this is what its called).
 

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My Grandfather used to pour yellow sulpher in my boondockers to prevent ticks and chiggers. If you got a tick, chigger, or poision ivy, he would splash Mennen Skin Bracer on it. I am going to stick with the Pemanone.
 

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permanone works for the tics and the mosquitoes.
By the way...I was out today overseeding some plots and pulling a camera and found two on me.
 

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I mix a little less than an ounce of Permectrin II with a gallon of water. Then pour some into a spray bottle and treat my clothes before going out. I've never had a problem since doing this and believe you me, the first time I went out to the farm without anything, I came back looking my legs were the smorgasbord for them chiggers.
 
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