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    Have a little fruit fly looking bug that's swarms you when you sweat or hunt do you know the bug and how to get rid of

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    The two that come to mine are Nat's and No-see-um sense you saw them they could not be No-see-um. LOL

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    Yup, gnats or no see ums. Can't really get rid of them, just tolerate them till it gets cold enough that they die off/go dormant.

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    we call those gnats "white sox"! Wear latex gloves when you butcher your meat...Might need a headnet too. Those guys are ferocious and bug spray don't work well.
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    X2 what Grandma said, she knows stuff.

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    Don't sweat or hunt.......problem solved.

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    Have a little fruit fly looking bug that's swarms you when you sweat or hunt do you know the bug and how to get rid of

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    and make sure you tighten your wrist sleeves, wear a bandana around your neck, and tuck in your socks when not in waders around camp. **** whitesocks love these sensitive areas and the swelling and itching will drive you insane in the membrain! DEET works, but better be Ben's 100%.

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    how to get rid of? Wait till late September. In the meantime follow advice above. The pain improves the flavor of the meat.

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    If you are sitting in one place glassing or breaking an animal down, you might consider a thermacell or two. I am not much of a gadget guy, but these things flat out work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spoiled one View Post
    If you are sitting in one place glassing or breaking an animal down, you might consider a thermacell or two. I am not much of a gadget guy, but these things flat out work.
    I agree......
    Sheep hunting...... the pain goes away, but the stupidity remains...!!!

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    could be sabre tooth crotch crickets.....I bought a ten dollar mosquito net to duck under that covers and entire queen bed and carry a thermacell and they do work well. Gutting an animal is far worse than sweating trust me. I was scarred for weeks after gutting a moose last year and had liquid oozing from the bites until I peroxided my arms up.

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