How can I stop gnats from biting me?

How can I stop gnats from biting me?

The reason gnats come after you in swarms is because gnats are attracted to the carbon dioxide flume that you emit when you breathe!  Most so-called repellents rely upon you spraying yourself with copious amounts of chemicals or sweet smelling perfumes to help prevent gnats from landing and biting.  How is that working for you?

The trick, however, is not to block a gnat from biting you, buy rather to prevent them from finding you in the first place!

Today, science has proven that gnats, 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 Research)  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.

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 noseeums in Florida!  I sent for a bottle of fly dope, sprayed it on my fishing hat, and NOSEEUMS NO MORE!

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Back in 1910, when fly fisherman Obie Sherer was being chased from his favorite fishing hole in Maine by a hungry horde of black flies that he noticed a local Native American sitting peaceably by the stream without a biting insect in sight!  Now this was way before chemical bug repellents became in vogue.  Deet was not patented until 1946.

Somewhere in his mind, either by chance or his love of fly fishing, Obie reckoned that a particular blend of natural fragrances from living in the woods could protect a person from biting insects!  Using a base formula that hunters in the day applied to themselves to camouflage their human scent, Obie developed a product that he called Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope.  Soon thereafter a logging foreman saw Obie peaceably fishing in his favorite spot.  A handshake contract was made and the first commercial batch of Fly Dope was sold.

Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope.  The world's first and best protection against all biting insects!


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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My family and I have been fighting with gnats for over a year! They won’t die! I spray gnat spray every day when we leave the house! Nothing works to kill them! I also put dish soap in a bowl with a little Apple cider vinegar, and that didn’t work! At night the gnats bite our heads and legs! When the gnats bite my legs, I get a strip of packaging tape and put it on while they’re biting me and lift the quitter up!Now What!

John Soto

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