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    Arrow How do I keep whitesox away?

    We have a LOT of whitesox at our property. They land in my hair, neck, nose and eyes and stay there till I squash them. Inhaling is out of the question. I have tried bug dope, hats and smudge fires. Any ideas would be great. Also I am interested in hearing from women who have lived in the bush.
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    DEET!

    OTC bug dopes have it, but the best stuff ever made, if you can handle it, is the stuff the Feds had.... I don't know if they even still use it.

    It came in a little green bottle with a black cap - sort of generic looking GI stuff.

    I have known people that could not tolerate it and, they preferred the bugs to the dope.

    I loved the stuff!

    The bad side of the product was it's tendency to dissolve things you touched... like the rubber/plastic handles on chainsaws, fishing poles, lunch boxes etc.... not dissolve them like acid, but, transfer their properties and colors to your hands.... it is very potent.

    If I owned property like that, I'd be looking at natural deterents as much if not more than chemical ones. ... as well as head nets and gloves.
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    Default you're getting whitesox now???

    in the middle of winter??? :P

    I love head nets for whitesox & noseeums...You could wear bugskinz from cabelas as well...for the hands, & face mask...I used them with a head net for a moose hunt two years in a row & won't go out in the field with out them!

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    Thank you Soggy and Gogalie for your replies. I have used the green bottle and loved it...but I cant find it anymore. I used it all the time hunting. I do agree the head nets work real good when im hunting. It tends to get in my way and bounce around while I am working outside though. We own land 14 miles away from the Petersville road surrounded by swamp. It gets real thick w/ them lil boogers in Sept. I read somewhere one ol timer drank yeast or somthing and that kept the sox away.
    Will look into bugskinzTY

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    Quote Originally Posted by daughterbear View Post
    Thank you Soggy and Gogalie for your replies. I have used the green bottle and loved it...but I cant find it anymore.
    If I was looking for the stuff, I might try the military surplus stores.

    Down in the states they have agencies like "Vector Control" that go out into the swampy areas and do a little umm... polluting. But, you really have me thinking now because I am going to be confronted with these problems this year myself....

    Time to go "searching"

    For fun though, those little electric tennis rackets are pretty entertaining. I've sent a yellow jacket spiraling to the ground in smoke with one of those. Pretty good way to kill an afternoon, a million bugs, and 4 batteries.
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    I can never remember how to spell it, but we use Buhok. We get it at Ace Hardware. It's a very fine powder made from dried, crushed african wildflowers that when burned, repels every sort if insect. It comes in a yellow cardboard cylindrical-shaped container. We make sure to use it just before bed to get all the buggies out of the back of the camper. I also keep it burning while cooking dinner. It doesnt smell bad, like PIC or some citronelas either. Its good stuff

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    If anyone knows where to get Buhach I'd like to know. I haven't been able to get it for a few years for my hardware store.
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    Here you go....I googled it ~~~~ Ron

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    Buhach is fantastic. Nothing crazy in the ingrediants, just crushed flower (perinthian I think). Works very very well.

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