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Mosquitoes & Ticks…STAY AWAY!

Living in the Midwest, mosquitoes and ticks are a real problem for anyone spending time outdoors. We didn’t worry about them during our winter hikes but as soon as it warmed up a bit, the ticks were everywhere! We used a mosquito/tick spray but still found tiny ticks happily munching away on unmentionable body parts 2 days after a hike…NOT GOOD! I even found a tick in my car! Time to do some research. My daughter and son-in-law are hikers and they use essential oils, herbs and vitamins to keep the critters at bay. That’s not my style. I found several things online, but how do you know if they really work? And then you have to wait for it to be shipped…I’m impatient! So, off to Walmart I went. In the camping section there were many choices, most of them containing Deet. That hadn’t been working and I wanted something I could spray on my clothes. So I decided to try Repel Tick Defense. It’s formulated with Picaridin. This stuff is amazing! We spray from head to toe and haven’t had one mosquito bite or tick since we started using it! I rarely get bitten by mosquitoes but they love Russ! He walks out the back door and has 3 bites in 2 minutes. Since using Repel, we have walked through swarms of mosquitoes…no bites!! And no more creepy crawly ticks! I highly recommend this product!

4 thoughts on “Mosquitoes & Ticks…STAY AWAY!

  1. Thanks for the suggestion. I’m always looking for something to save me from the mosquitoes. Like Russ, I’m a walking buffet for any biting insect. Thankfully we haven’t had any tick encounters … hopefully we never will!!

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  2. You are so lucky that you haven’t had any tick encounters!! They are awful! The bigger ones are easy to find, usually, but the little tiny seed ticks (I don’t know if that’s an actual type of tick or just what they’re called because of their size) are impossible to find until they’ve already latched on and you get a big red welt with a tiny brown dot in the middle…a tick smaller than a pin head!
    If you find and try Repel, let me know how it works for you.

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  3. Mosquitoes are the worst! And they love me! I’ll have to try that stuff. One of the deep woods ones makes me sick but when we’re out with the horses, we need to have something because they’re so bad.

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