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Posted: 6/17/2003 7:58:59 AM EDT
Where can I get a good mosquito repellent? Does Wally World carry good stuff or do I need to go to a specialist store?
Link Posted: 6/17/2003 8:05:55 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/17/2003 8:24:40 AM EDT
wal-mart carries a small pump spray bottle of repel that is 100% DEET. it is like $4 for an ounce or so. there is some new stuff out called MAXI-DEET i don't know how much is in there, but probably %100 also.
Link Posted: 6/17/2003 8:59:18 AM EDT
You might want to use the 100% on outdis clothing only, not on your skin. It makes my wife feel "strange" (her words) when she once mistakenly used it on her skin. The 100% stuff works great during early squirrel season when the spider webs in the woods are as thick as the brush. I use 25% or less when I need it on skin. Bob
Link Posted: 6/17/2003 9:11:12 AM EDT
Consumer Reports just ran a test of mosquito repellants in light of the West Nile Virus issue. 3M Ultrathon (33% DEET) was judged best with OFF "Deep Woods" (100% DEET) rated just behind. Both kept mosquitos off for 12 hours and ticks from 7-10 hours.
Link Posted: 6/17/2003 9:04:13 PM EDT
Just remember - DEET (at least the 99% mil-spec) gives off vapors, and will f-up plastic (found this out when I jungle juice my face, then put my goggles on. Suddenly, the lens fogging [u]didn't wipe off[/u]. Oops. Also, there are areas of Africa (Egypt) where the population is 100% serum positive for WNV. Odds are, unless we kill off [b]every[/b] mosquito [u]and carrier [/u] in the hemisphere, we'll all wind up with it eventually.
Link Posted: 6/17/2003 9:18:10 PM EDT
DEET on your skin mixed with dircet sun exposure equals trouble! My hands turned orange for 2 weeks. Now just to show for it, I have a mole that looks cancerous, even though my dermatologist says it isn't. DEET is for clothing only!
Link Posted: 6/17/2003 9:48:57 PM EDT
Muskol (sp)? is 100% DEET. I have used it for years with little trouble. Two drops for your legs, two for your arms, and then rub your face and neck with the remainder on your hands. I said little trouble, got an ass whooping when I was younger for setting a bottle on my Grandmother's vinyl seat. Made a nice melted ring.
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