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(WFLA Tampa Bay)   How best to avoid ticks, mosquitoes, head lice while camping this summer where confusion reigns between products containing synthetic chemicals, natural repellants. First, don't go camping   ( wfla.com) divider line
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6 days ago  
Camping can be a lot of fun if you're properly equipped.  First you need a giant honking R/V with a kitchen, shower, and air conditioning....
 
6 days ago  
I'm a big fan of glamping as well.
 
6 days ago  
Every time I go camping with friends, I wake up with the worst headache and my butthole hurts.
 
6 days ago  

foo monkey: Every time I go camping with friends, I wake up with the worst headache and my butthole hurts.


Same thing happened when I was in boy scouts.
 
6 days ago  
If it don't got DEET, it's shiat.
 
6 days ago  
I live in the woods.
All I need is right here.
Just need to figure out how to get a hot and cold running waterfall.
 
6 days ago  

vudukungfu: I live in the woods.
All I need is right here.
Just need to figure out how to get a hot and cold running waterfall.


or find a cold waterfall into a nice hot hotspring that has an area to sit in, and an area big enough to float and swim around in too.
 
6 days ago  
I use that 99.9% DEET stuff.  Alaska mosquitos consider anything else a light seasoning.

It WILL melt some plastics, though.
 
6 days ago  
Don't go camping? No. I love camping more than I hate bugs.
 
6 days ago  
Camping is a valid strategy.
 
6 days ago  
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6 days ago  
Depends on how thick the bugs are. When I'm camping I usually start with a mosquito coil, if that doesn't work Muskol with deet generally works.
 
6 days ago  
Go fishing at a lake, and find a hotel nearby for the night
 
6 days ago  

drjekel_mrhyde: Go fishing at a lake, and find a hotel nearby for the night


We've spent the last 4000 years inventing indoor plumbing, sanitation, electrical generation and distribution systems, fans, air conditioners, refrigerators, glass, carpet, and furniture for a reason.
 
6 days ago  

Marcus Aurelius: Camping can be a lot of fun if you're properly equipped.  First you need a giant honking R/V with a kitchen, shower, and air conditioning....


This happens all the damn time here.  People basically move their miniaturized mobile houses to a camping site a few miles away from home and set up shop, then proceed to sit under an awning with some sort of cooling device and fiddle with their phones.

I try to be an open-minded person, but I don't see the appeal, at all.
 
6 days ago  

meat0918: If it don't got DEET, it's shiat.


The summer camp my scout troop goes to has a very healthy mosquito population. The first year I used Ben's 100% DEET. The next year I got scientific and compared DEET, picaridin and IR3535. I still have mostly full bottles of picaridin and IR3535 if anyone else would like to repeat my experiment.

I also treat my outer layer with permethrin.

I love the mommies who worry about chemicals. Mosquitoes and ticks are now carrying some nasty diseases.  Had an executive retire and go to South Carolina where he got a tick bite playing golf. Two weeks later he was dead of the infection.
 
6 days ago  
Mrs. Pants has a body temperature almost 2 degrees higher than I do.  She gets all the bugs.
 
6 days ago  
Oh, FFS, you can't get head lice from camping, unless you are sleeping with someone that has head lice, which can happen anywhere.

Do you even entomology, subby?
 
6 days ago  

a_room_with_a_moose: Oh, FFS, you can't get head lice from camping, unless you are sleeping with someone that has head lice, which can happen anywhere.

Do you even entomology, subby?


Or sharing clothing, which, again, can happen anywhere.
 
6 days ago  

Cheron: meat0918: If it don't got DEET, it's shiat.

The summer camp my scout troop goes to has a very healthy mosquito population. The first year I used Ben's 100% DEET. The next year I got scientific and compared DEET, picaridin and IR3535. I still have mostly full bottles of picaridin and IR3535 if anyone else would like to repeat my experiment.

I also treat my outer layer with permethrin.

I love the mommies who worry about chemicals. Mosquitoes and ticks are now carrying some nasty diseases.  Had an executive retire and go to South Carolina where he got a tick bite playing golf. Two weeks later he was dead of the infection.


I'd like to consider permethrin for my mushroom hunting and berry picking, but it's terribly toxic to cats.
 
6 days ago  

Cheron: I love the mommies who worry about chemicals. Mosquitoes and ticks are now carrying some nasty diseases.


Even without the infection issue it's silly. You want your kids to enjoy outdoor activities like sports and camping and such, going with all natural shiat that doesn't work means your kids are going to associate all those activities with bug bites and shy away from them.  What is worse a kid that has some limited exposure to a bug repellent that works and hasn't killed us yet or a kid that never wants to go outside?
 
6 days ago  

FrancoFile: drjekel_mrhyde: Go fishing at a lake, and find a hotel nearby for the night

We've spent the last 4000 years inventing indoor plumbing, sanitation, electrical generation and distribution systems, fans, air conditioners, refrigerators, glass, carpet, and furniture for a reason.


my friend has some land that we go camping on. He is building a cabin on it now. I have said I will never go inside it. We will see if I can hold strong.

I like to get away from all of that stuff when I can. I love sleeping outside. I love the outdoors. I guess I still have that connection to the guy from over 4,000 years ago.
 
6 days ago  
That article was remarkably free of useful information.

FrancoFile: I'd like to consider permethrin for my mushroom hunting and berry picking, but it's terribly toxic to cats.


I bought some permethrin to treat my clothing and gear. After reading the warning on the label I had to sit in a dark room for 20 minutes in order to calm down. The bottle is still on the shelf in my utility room.
 
6 days ago  

busy chillin': FrancoFile: drjekel_mrhyde: Go fishing at a lake, and find a hotel nearby for the night

We've spent the last 4000 years inventing indoor plumbing, sanitation, electrical generation and distribution systems, fans, air conditioners, refrigerators, glass, carpet, and furniture for a reason.

my friend has some land that we go camping on. He is building a cabin on it now. I have said I will never go inside it. We will see if I can hold strong.

I like to get away from all of that stuff when I can. I love sleeping outside. I love the outdoors. I guess I still have that connection to the guy from over 4,000 years ago.


I like the outdoors, too - in measured doses.  And then I go back inside where the saber-tooth tigers, hyenas, and jackals can't attack me like they did the guy from 4000 years ago.
 
6 days ago  

FrancoFile: busy chillin': FrancoFile: drjekel_mrhyde: Go fishing at a lake, and find a hotel nearby for the night

We've spent the last 4000 years inventing indoor plumbing, sanitation, electrical generation and distribution systems, fans, air conditioners, refrigerators, glass, carpet, and furniture for a reason.

my friend has some land that we go camping on. He is building a cabin on it now. I have said I will never go inside it. We will see if I can hold strong.

I like to get away from all of that stuff when I can. I love sleeping outside. I love the outdoors. I guess I still have that connection to the guy from over 4,000 years ago.

I like the outdoors, too - in measured doses.  And then I go back inside where the saber-tooth tigers, hyenas, and jackals can't attack me like they did the guy from 4000 years ago.


oh, I live in Kansas. We have very few animals that can kill us. Maybe a snake if you are super unlucky.
 
6 days ago  

FrancoFile: Cheron: meat0918: If it don't got DEET, it's shiat.

The summer camp my scout troop goes to has a very healthy mosquito population. The first year I used Ben's 100% DEET. The next year I got scientific and compared DEET, picaridin and IR3535. I still have mostly full bottles of picaridin and IR3535 if anyone else would like to repeat my experiment.

I also treat my outer layer with permethrin.

I love the mommies who worry about chemicals. Mosquitoes and ticks are now carrying some nasty diseases.  Had an executive retire and go to South Carolina where he got a tick bite playing golf. Two weeks later he was dead of the infection.

I'd like to consider permethrin for my mushroom hunting and berry picking, but it's terribly toxic to cats.


Not cheap but you can get your clothes treated and it is good for two years. https://www.insectshield.com/
 
6 days ago  

Kirablue42: vudukungfu: I live in the woods.
All I need is right here.
Just need to figure out how to get a hot and cold running waterfall.

or find a cold waterfall into a nice hot hotspring that has an area to sit in, and an area big enough to float and swim around in too.


Jemez, NM, has that.
 
6 days ago  

Cheron: FrancoFile: Cheron: meat0918: If it don't got DEET, it's shiat.

The summer camp my scout troop goes to has a very healthy mosquito population. The first year I used Ben's 100% DEET. The next year I got scientific and compared DEET, picaridin and IR3535. I still have mostly full bottles of picaridin and IR3535 if anyone else would like to repeat my experiment.

I also treat my outer layer with permethrin.

I love the mommies who worry about chemicals. Mosquitoes and ticks are now carrying some nasty diseases.  Had an executive retire and go to South Carolina where he got a tick bite playing golf. Two weeks later he was dead of the infection.

I'd like to consider permethrin for my mushroom hunting and berry picking, but it's terribly toxic to cats.

Not cheap but you can get your clothes treated and it is good for two years. https://www.insectshield.com/


How well do they work? Seems like a great idea. Especially for kids and outdoor activities where scent is an issue.

We use deet and picaridin with varied success. The last trip picaridin worked the best.
 
6 days ago  
Deet, deet and more deet.

/in FL, where the mosquitoes carry off small children and Volvos
 
6 days ago  
Chigger, please.
 
6 days ago  
"If God had wanted us to go camping, he wouldn't have invented motels" (Gandhi)
 
5 days ago  
Twice I've been out backpacking, ended up with a trunk full of ticks a week afterward.  Pulled my gear out immediately after i got home.

So disgusting how those things can practically reproduce in infinity with no resources
 
5 days ago  

meat0918: If it don't got DEET, it's shiat.


I disagree.  A local joint makes a mosquito repellent made with a bunch of natural stuff and it works GREAT.  Ya end up smelling like Lemon Pledge but I prefer that to smelling like some man made chemical.

This stuff:  https://m.facebook.com/StopUm​InsectRep​ellent/
 
5 days ago  
Jews Don't Camp
Youtube a-5tIzj7Lh0
 
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