A mosquito has 47 sharp “teeth” on its proboscis. Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope has the antidote!

A mosquito has 47 sharp “teeth” on its proboscis. Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope has the antidote!

Sorry: if we have to know that, you have to know that.  And now that we know that a biting insect's proboscis is that needle nose that penetrates your skin so your blood can be sucked out while leaving a trace of saliva that causes the itching and swelling.  Not fun under any circumstances but even worse if the mosquito is the carrier of a potentially deadly disease!

While all insect repellents, with the exception of Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope, instruct you to cover any exposed part of your body to prevent a mosquito, blackfly, or tick from sinking those 47 teeth into your skin.  What they do not tell you is that every time you breathe you create a flume of carbon dioxide which is like sending a flare into the darkened sky.  Mosquitoes will swarm to your flume and just hunt and hunt and hunt for a place on you to lunch.  Sooner or later they will either drive you insane or they will find a place that has no repellent!

Developed in Maine in 1882 as a repellent for all biting insects, Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope has been protecting people without fail for over 130 years!   The unique formula of Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope actually interferes with an insects receptors that detects the carbon dioxide flume that we exhale when we breathe.  Science has finally caught up with what we already knew.  If they cannot find you, they cannot bite you!


Sun, Jul 28, 2019 4:45 pm



Just took this camping this weekend, put some on a bandana just like when I was a kid. Not a bite! Thank you!

David C.




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