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    what does everyone do to combat the skeeter problems. I know in Michigan if your outside for more than 5min you will get carried away by the little suckers.
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    There is a good thread on this in the off topic forum.

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    I'll save you the trouble.
    Just buy a little bottle of this:


    Your mosquito problem will be solved, I promise.
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    Anything with Deet in it.

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    Yep thats what I got and it does the trick also comes in different %- strenghts rates too, also those raid clip on fans with the little bug stuff inserts work

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    Anything with DEET is a good repellant, but I've heard it can damage painted surfaces, eyepiece grips, etc.
    I found that "REPEL" is also effective. It's a lemon eucalyptus based product.
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    12 gauge. Fired once or twice a minute in various direction will eliminate most in the local area.
    The less noisy way is to rub yourself with lime leaves or daisies
    The more expensive way is to buy the daisies more concentrated (pyrethrum)
    The more personal way is to spray yourself with a concentrated from of same - mostly permethrins and citrus oils.
    I've found a less toxic way is to apply a coat of baby oil to exposed skin - they can't stand the stuff - it's like squirting oil up their little noses.
    Forgot to add, some of the repellant types have a chemical concoction that can strip the coatings off your lenses in a few seconds - ALWAYS spray yourself downwind of the scope.
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    Wear long pants and shirts if the temperature allows for that.
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    Learn Kung Fu and carry Chop Sticks and a Fly Swatter. Bug spray helps.
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    I went down to a sporting goods store and picked up some Ultrathon. A bit on the pricey side but I tend to cover as much skin with clothing as I comfortably can (no sweatshirts in 100deg weather) and apply the Ultrathon over the rest - haven't had a bite in any of my recent sessions. I got the lotion in a small squeeze tube and it makes application a lot less messy than the sprays.
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