with summer here, some reminders of the dangers of DEET

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    if you use anti-mosquito and other bug spray please remember the dangers of long term DEET exposure and safety precautions when using DEET.


    The Insect Repellent DEET | Pesticides | US EPA
    DEET - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

     
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    wow, i fail at all of those...

    I use deet because I am allergic to black flies....and tis the season for them....it should end early july.

    If I do not spray under the clothes as well as the clothes, those mean SOB'S will find me and bite me, anyway they can...even flying under my shirt to get to skin, or my cheeks on my face....

    I still manage to get bit, even with all of my black fly armor on! They love me! :eek:
     
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    :(

    maybe you could at least shower and wash your clothes after coming inside so that it doesn't stay? you could also try this brand new product that doesn't require you to spray it on:

    Clip-On Mosquito Repellent by OFF!

    if that works it would keep you from having to spray yourself
     
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    well, ok, I do wash the clothes and me.....after hours of wearing it...

    i have 1 month a year that i have to saturate myself with it...

    the off clip ons or ankle band does not work....

    i can buy a bee hat/mesh mask and double layer of clothes i suppose....to avoid the deet, but then i got the heat to worry about...
     
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    meh. maybe you should talk to a doctor about it then. double clothes would really suck in the summer
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uZdZXAn-YY]YouTube - Attack of the Giant Mosquito[/ame]
     

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