Picaridin repellents help us cope with biting black flies, skeeters, ticks. Spoken by someone who has never used Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope!
Picaridin is like any other chemical repellent. It is only marginally effective from keeping bugs from biting, but does nothing to prevent the horde of buzzing insects from swarming around your head!
Science has proven that certain fragrances interfere with an insect's receptors to recognize the carbon dioxide flume that we exhale when we breathe! Something that we knew over 100 years ago! If they cannot find you, they cannot bite you!
The first batch of Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope was sold to the foreman of a Maine logging camp in 1910. Since then, it has been a staple in tackle boxes, logging camps, hiking packs, hunter's possible bags, and back yard gardeners pockets. Yet, even after 120 years of protecting outdoor enthusiasts from mosquitoes, black flies, no see ums, chiggers, minges, deer flies, and ticks that no study that I have found ever mentions Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope!
And I am not sure why? We do not sell Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope in stores, yet our product is readily available all over the Internet. Plus, I am happy to donate a bottle to any reputable company for testing. Yet, people who are the so-called experts continue to ignore this product? Go figure!