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Re: Tick and Mosquito Protection

Posted: Fri May 27, 2011 6:28 pm
by Ridgerunner
Ahh, my memory isn't as bad as I thought.

http://www.snopes.com/oldwives/tick.asp

http://lymeblog.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1230

The memory is the second thing to go. I don't remember what is the first............

Re: Tick and Mosquito Protection

Posted: Fri May 27, 2011 10:09 pm
by zelph
JBRanger wrote:Name is Evada-bug. HAH!

Anyway, ingredients are:
Soybean oil, Distilled water, Alcohol, Neem, Cedarwood, Lemongrass, Citronella, Tea tree, Patchouli, Geranium, Palmarosa, Rosemary.

Works well for mosquitoes. Yet to be tested on ticks.


Sounds like a salad dressing :mrgreen:

I know olive oil and minced garlic boiled for a length of time to get the two blended, works for mosquitos.

I tuck my pant legs into my socks, wear long sleeve shirts buttoned at the cuff. Use the strongest formula of deet available. Spray my shirt before I put it on. I spray my clothing heavily. Don't lean against trees.

Yes, prevention is the best.

http://www.mosquito-netting.com/2007-09 ... llent.html

Re: Tick and Mosquito Protection

Posted: Sat May 28, 2011 9:17 am
by sudden
I have one of these somewhere but I'm afraid I would scare people off the trail if I wear it. BugTamer.
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Re: Tick and Mosquito Protection

Posted: Sat May 28, 2011 9:35 am
by zelph
Bug Tamer looks like a full protection product :D also looks very warm, heat attracts skeeters :shock: also ticks :(

Re: Tick and Mosquito Protection

Posted: Sat May 28, 2011 10:22 am
by realityguy
You know me..I see an old toothbrush handle with the head cut off..heated..carved down..rebent with the hook on the end..carved rounded top end handle(for spinning) and a long V notch cut into the head end...MYOG?

:lol:

How about modifying the handle of your toothbrush for that?(or cut one off for two tools)Dual purpose?

Re: Tick and Mosquito Protection

Posted: Sat May 28, 2011 1:53 pm
by Ridgerunner
realityguy wrote:You know me..I see an old toothbrush handle with the head cut off..heated..carved down..rebent with the hook on the end..carved rounded top end handle(for spinning) and a long V notch cut into the head end...MYOG?

:lol:

How about modifying the handle of your toothbrush for that?(or cut one off for two tools)Dual purpose?


Great idea cuz. ;)

Re: Tick and Mosquito Protection

Posted: Sat May 28, 2011 7:57 pm
by zelph
I got the hook removal tool, even though it's too short :roll:

What is the curved, spinning part????????

Re: Tick and Mosquito Protection

Posted: Sat May 28, 2011 9:26 pm
by realityguy
The curved spinning part looks just like a miniature cat's paw(nail puller type) with a slot that goes from wide enough to go around the tick to nothing...What's hard to make about that?Get an angled toothbrush..heat the head to bend it more(to 90 degrees) and cut off the bristles..hack some of the head off and V notch what's left.The handle is just round to facilitate the spinning action..That looks pretty simple to carve down to also...
Sorry..I'm not into spending $6(plus shipping!) for 1/2 cent or less of plastic.. :roll:

Re: Tick and Mosquito Protection

Posted: Sun May 29, 2011 12:28 am
by zelph
Now I get it :oops:

Thanks for clearing that up..............my mind was on fishing :? spinning reel and hook remover :lol:

It's that time of year to be thinking fishing, right????

Re: Tick and Mosquito Protection

Posted: Sun May 29, 2011 12:00 pm
by realityguy
Basically it looks like you need something that fits under the tick's body without putting pressure on it..and twisting the the tick out..Couldn't a person carve the end of a small stick with a low profile V notch(to get under the tick's body) and do the same thing in the field? :roll: