Ticks seem to hit us hard up here from end of March (beginning of March this year) through mid June most years. See 1/3 as many per outing from mid June until frost, usually after Thanksgiving but was Christmas this year. Still, only takes one...
I've always used the Repel 6oz spray cans, good for one complete outfit each n last two weeks. $2 each at the end of season sale every year.
Very interesting if the Mil Soak Treatment lasts the life of the garment. Well worthwhile then. Have to look into it.
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Normally the milspec stuff is good for our troops, not so much for the civy market and sometimes a tad strong.
Unless you get some at a Army surplus store, which is in a yellow can, green cap.
"You can stand tall without standing on someone. You can be a victor without having victims." --Harriet Woods
I have recently been using the following product:
Bonide BedBug Killer
Here is the MSDS:
Currently, Sawyers can be had from Amazon for approximately 66 cents per ounce.
Depending on the quantity of Bonides that you buy, it can be gotten between 16 and 32 cents per ounce. I recently bought 4 gallons for 32 dollars from Amazon (free shipping, Wow), but that deal is no longer available. That works out to 6 cents per ounce.
You could probably get a better cost per ounce by diluting a TS concentrated product, but I prefer Bonides because 1) its the exact same concentration as Sawyers so no fiddling with dilution 2) it is marketed to be applied to bedding ie next to skin 3) it is suspended in an aqueous solution rather than petroleum so no petroleum smell later and 4) much cheaper than Sawyers.
My testing with the product has proved it is as effective as Sawyers in all respects.
Last edited by czardad; 04-16-2012 at 08:32.
That's great info, but your link doesn't work for me.
It may not be rocket science, but it's still science.
In the list of kills it says clothes. I hope this is a misprint, I would hate to kill my clothes
Yosemite Sam: Are you trying to make me look a fool?
Bugs: You don't need me to make you look like a fool.
Yosemite Sam: Yer deerrrnnn right I don't!