That is a good question. Any advertised repellent will work if you are able to take a bath in it! Any "repellent" that covers the skin leaves an opportunity for vicious bites.
No see ums, biting minges, or punkies like all biting insects are attracted to the carbon dioxide flume that we emit when we exhale.
Today, science has proven that mosquitoes, black flies, no see um, chiggers, minges, deer flies, and ticks are all attracted to one thing......the carbon dioxide flume that all humans and animals exhale when they breathe! (Research the Reseach) And, science has also proven that certain formulas of fragrances will interfere with an insect's ability to detect carbon dioxide.
"If they cannot find you, they cannot bite you!" says Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope.
Our original 1882 formula has been protecting everyone who loves the outdoors from biting insects for over 130 years.
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As an ole time Mainer, Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope has always been a staple in my tackle box. However, now that I am a snow bird I was not prepared for the vicious no see ums in Florida! I sent for a bottle of fly dope, sprayed it on my fishing hat, and NO SEE UMS NO MORE!
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