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Insect repellant of choice

  • 01-06-2020 11:44am
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    Registered Users Posts: 830 ✭✭✭ carq


    Hi All

    What is the best repellent you can recommend.
    Was out this morning but had to stop after 9 holes, the flies ruined the round for me attacking my ears and persistently at me.
    Made it impossible to concentrate on my shots.

    I had some boots stuff but it didnt seem to deter them, need something borderline illegal i think!


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,378 ✭✭✭ HighLine


    Jungle Formula with 50% DEET... you will not get a single bite with it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,675 ✭✭✭ ronnie3585


    Anything with a good portion of DEET in it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,463 ✭✭✭ willabur


    DEET is nasty stuff lads, unless you are getting absolutely rode then I'd take the bites


  • Registered Users Posts: 830 ✭✭✭ carq


    Its not the bites im worried about, its the buzzing and attacking my ears as i'm trying to drive.
    These are nasty agressive lakeside yokes, not your regular flies.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,977 ✭✭✭✭ Del2005


    carq wrote: »
    Its not the bites im worried about, its the buzzing and attacking my ears as i'm trying to drive.
    These are nasty agressive lakeside yokes, not your regular flies.

    Then you need a hat with corks hanging off or get a insect head net.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,250 ✭✭✭ Seamai


    willabur wrote: »
    DEET is nasty stuff lads, unless you are getting absolutely rode then I'd take the bites

    We had American friends over last year and one nearly had a meltdown when I produced a Jungle Formula spray, she said that DEET was really dangerous. Reading up on it there's a lot of negativity towards but no evidence that it is dangerous. I doubt the EU would allow it to be sold if there were any question mark's about it's safety. There are a lot of things available OTC in the States that are hard to get here with or without prescriptions.


  • Registered Users Posts: 744 ✭✭✭ SEORG


    100 mls of Almond oil with 3 or 4 few drops of Tea tree oil in a small spray bottle. Does the trick.


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