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TUNASUB 07-23-2019 07:23 AM

Best way to manage biting flies in boat
My wife will be joining me and our boy's for a Canada adventure for the first time. Outside of bug spray is there any trade secrets or tips to manage the rat *******s so they don't ruin the experience for her? I'll pick up a flyswatter so she has a weapon for the boat and know to try not to get fish slime on the carpet. I'm sure this is a silly question, but best to ask and plan ahead.

Just wondering if there is a crazy trick I'm not aware of that we can try. No banana's are allowed in the boat.

h8go4s 07-23-2019 09:22 PM

Minimize exposed skin. Permethrin impregnated socks, pants, long sleeve shirt and hat with a neck and ear flap. Not stylish and warm in hot weather, but the lesser of two evils in my opinion.

big popi 07-25-2019 06:08 AM

Coppertone Sport

adempsey2.0 07-26-2019 09:30 AM

Read up on Stable flies. Supposedly Deer-fly patches work. They are traps though, not a repellent. Probably plenty of other trap options since these flies are nuisance to farm animals. Apparently lemongrass oil works as a repellent, but not sure where you get that or how safe it is. DEET does not work. Permethrin and Allethrin based repellents might offer some protection.

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U D 07-29-2019 09:58 AM

Some people swear by a dryer sheet tucked in to each sock?

WallyWarrior 07-29-2019 03:26 PM

[QUOTE=big popi;6343924]Coppertone Sport[/QUOTE]

Best thing I have found. I hate those **** things.

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TUNASUB 07-29-2019 03:47 PM

Coppertone sport is in the glove box. Same with the deer fly patches. I have plenty of other stuff including the dryer sheets. Hat's with the back flap and standard issue fly swattrers and one that shoots sand or salt. I figure make a game out of it if it's bad enough, to get it out of her head and who shoots and kills the most wins a pot of cash we all pay into. We can do this in the cabin too!!

I Just don't want the woman to get too pissed and want off the boat.

Also trying Absorbine JR. I know it works for Knats, but maybe flies too?

mwh624 08-07-2019 08:09 AM

Fish in the wind and a few thermacells running in the protected areas of the boat.

Pants and Long sleeves are always a good idea.

bubba800 08-07-2019 11:18 AM



Kauy8d 09-23-2019 06:30 AM

Peruse up on Stable flies. As far as anyone knows Deer-fly patches work. They are traps, however, not an anti-agents. Most likely a lot of other snare choices since these flies are a disturbance to cultivate creatures. Obviously lemongrass oil functions as an anti-agents, yet not certain where you get that or how safe it is.

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