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post #17 of (permalink) Old 08-22-2010, 06:19 PM
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Just so's you all know, the Tonquin valley in Jasper park has been renamed to Mosquito valley. 'Nuff said.

PS. There's no mosquitoes after the first hard frost of the year...
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And, the mosquitos in the Tonquin valley have been known to function at a few degrees above 0C. Just so's you know.
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And, the mosquitos in the Tonquin valley have been known to function at a few degrees above 0C. Just so's you know.
Seems they could have antifreeze in their systems, so they probably will enjoy the typical repellant.

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I have a bug net but never really needed it.
You might give the Insect Defend Patch a try:
http://insectdefendpatch.com/
It's vitamin B1 delivered via a transdermal patch. I haven't used it enough myself to make a decision, but it seemed to be somewhat effective, and is better than having to apply DEET.

For people who think they'll never need a bug hood/jacket (language warning):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIwdQyKnEuY
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You might give the Insect Defend Patch a try:
http://insectdefendpatch.com/
It's vitamin B1 delivered via a transdermal patch. I haven't used it enough myself to make a decision, but it seemed to be somewhat effective, and is better than having to apply DEET.
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That's interesting - never heard of it before. Anyone else have any experience with the patch and can speak about whether it works?

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You might give the Insect Defend Patch a try:
http://insectdefendpatch.com/
It's vitamin B1 delivered via a transdermal patch. I haven't used it enough myself to make a decision, but it seemed to be somewhat effective, and is better than having to apply DEET.
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That's interesting - never heard of it before. Anyone else have any experience with the patch and can speak about whether it works?

-Ryan
I have heard that Vitamin B is initially effective, but over time wears off and cannot be replinished even with higher doses. The only really effective repellents are DEET and Permethrin.
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Just my two cents...

Eucalyptus essential oil didn't seem to do too much to get rid of them...
I'm going to try a catnip essential oil recipe next to see how that works...

back later with the results...meeeaaaow..
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If its to warm and the bugs are out in force put another layer on and sweat! the sweat will cool you down. Add your bug jacket over top of your long sleeve moisture wicking shirt always wear pants even when its 35 degrees and spray your bug net and pants with bug spray to keep it from soking into your cloths. Always wear a round brimmed hat. I have seen thousands of Misquotes swarming and as long as you have your gear on your all good.
this. a bug jacket is the best $50 you could ever spend. tuck in your shirt that is underneath, wear gaitors so they don't get up your legs, and gloves help as well. We used to wear those thing gardening gloves, which the really nasty mozzies could still bite through, but the flies had a harder time (horseflies excluded. those bastards will chew through bulletproof glass to bite off an arm)

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I read somewhere that catnip essential oil is as effective as DEET in repelling, but requires much more frequent application. In fact this is also true of citronella or most repellents - they are as effective as DEET over the short term but require much more frequent re-application. In the case of catnip vs DEET the catnip applications were effective for ~15 minutes while the DEET was effective for ~ 3 hours.

Not to mention what might happen if you are covered in essential oil of catnip and meet a cougar []
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Hiking up mountains in 30+ heat wearing pants, a long sleeve shirt, a jacket, a wide-brimmed hat, and a bug net?

there are so many better options, including getting eaten by bugs
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Too Funny Dru !!!

Yeah I guess we really don't need stoned cougars in the wilderness or at the bar...hahaha

Cheers,
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I'll be giggling about that all day probably.
good point.
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Hiking up mountains in 30+ heat wearing pants, a long sleeve shirt, a jacket, a wide-brimmed hat, and a bug net?

there are so many better options, including getting eaten by bugs
you haven't been in bad enough bugs then. choose lightweight, loose fitting, light coloured clothes and it actually isn't that bad, and you don't have to put on sunscreen, deet, oils, etc. just to get chased away by swarms of the bastards
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And don't wear thin layers - the mossies will eat you through your shirt...
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Update: go high, the bugs are done for the year
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