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Old 07-23-2019, 07:23 AM
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Default 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.
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Old 07-23-2019, 09:22 PM
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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.
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Old 07-25-2019, 06:08 AM
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Old 07-26-2019, 09:30 AM
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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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Old 07-29-2019, 09:58 AM
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Some people swear by a dryer sheet tucked in to each sock?
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Old 07-29-2019, 03:47 PM
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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?
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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.
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