Since 1910, when Obie Sherer sold his first batch of Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope to a Maine logging camp foreman, his Fly Dope has been the most effective protection against biting insects. Mosquitoes, blackflies, noseeums, and ticks are all attracted to the carbon dioxide flume that human and animals exhale.
In a 2018 article by ThoughtCo, this was what was written about ticks.
"A tick has special sensory structures on its front legs, called the Haller’s organs, with which it can detect an approaching host. In 1881, a scientist named G. Haller published the first description of these structures, although he misunderstood their purpose. Haller believed these structures were auditory sensors (ears), when in fact they proved to be olfactory sensors (noses). So when a tick sits on a blade of grass with its front legs extended, it is effectively sniffing the air for your scent.
What’s remarkable, however, is just how well the tick can smell you and sense even your slightest movement. Using its Haller’s organs, a tick can detect the carbon dioxide you exhale with each breath and the ammonia in your sweat."
The 100 year old formula of Ole Time Woodsman interferes with an insects ability to detect carbon dioxide. If an insect cannot find you, it cannot bite you!