Mon
Jul 9 2018
05:21 pm

The other day I got a mosquito bite on my hand that developed into swelling and a little pain/tenderness. Just sitting on my back porch drinking a cup of coffee. A couple of years back, twice in two different years, I got spider bites that required a visit to the doctor.

I just can't handle it.

Whitescreek has a possible solution for ticks and maybe mosquitos.
What about spiders?!?!

DEET when I step outside then wash up when I return to the safety of indoors. It's not fun being allergic to the outdoors.

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R. Neal's picture

Apparently, you're too sweet.

Apparently, you're too sweet.

WhitesCreek's picture

Get a room, you two... i have

Get a room, you two...

i have one on Whites 'Creek that would be perfect....

bizgrrl's picture

Hmph, doesn't make me feel

Hmph, doesn't make me feel better.

Factchecker's picture

We recently tried this Repel

We recently tried this Repel with Lemon Eucalyptus. The first time I used it, I thought it was just too oily. The next time it seemed a lot less objectionable and even seemed soothing as if to cool me off a little in the hot sun. Can't say how well it works on bug control, but I think it helps.

WhitesCreek's picture

We've used it

Works well for no-seeums and mosquitoes. Ticks, not so much.

A bit more pleasant than DEET but lacking the lip tingles of a good DEET spray.

Ha!

bizgrrl's picture

Then there is the question,

Then there is the question, what do you put on first? Sunscreen or bug repellent?

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