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Insect repellant
« on: September 25, 2012, 22:03 »
What do you use ?

Wondering if anyone has their own recipe for insect repellant ?

Ive heard loading up on Vitamin B this time of year helps..?

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Re: Insect repellant
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2012, 22:19 »
vitamin b mozzies don't like, they home in on you from the CO 2 in your breath then use heat, bushmans seems to work but i want something for those pesky sandflies
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Re: Insect repellant
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2012, 22:31 »
A old chap in Malaysia advised me to add some Tea Tree Oil and a few drops of Dettol to sun tan lotion. It seemed to work, we spent 5 days on Sibu Island and never got touched while everyone else was getting massacred by the little bleeders.
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« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2012, 07:21 »
I have used most brand of repellant , ad long as they are tropical strength they seem to work! I have also heard of using Avon skin so soft. Apparently  it has a fair amount of deet in it as active ingredient and a lot of American guys swear by it. I like the idea of a sunscreen and insect repellent combined tho!
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Re: Insect repellant
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2012, 07:54 »
The best recipe's from an old guy in Malaysia. :D No fancy pants products, just simple secret rememdies. Love it. I'm gonna write this down for future use.

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Re: Insect repellant
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2012, 09:25 »
Depends on your priorities...that recipe keeps everything away, mozzies, sandflies, cows, humans. You don't smell to good.  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Insect repellant
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2012, 11:36 »
The vitamin B will help but you have to be taking it for a month before you visit the places sandflies are in. My boy just went to darwin fishing and said he thought it helped but didn't stop them all.
I use the Bushman spray and cream.
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Re: Insect repellant
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2012, 15:04 »
Bushmans for me, and i have tried them all.

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Re: Insect repellant
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2012, 20:27 »
 Bushmans as well


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Re: Insect repellant
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2012, 21:07 »
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Re: Insect repellant
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2012, 21:18 »
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Re: Insect repellant
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2012, 07:46 »
Bushmans doesn't stop the marchies on the island, but nothing really does. I havent really found much difference between any of them when im working in the mangroves etc.
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Re: Insect repellant
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2012, 07:59 »
Bushmans doesn't stop the marchies on the island, but nothing really does. I havent really found much difference between any of them when im working in the mangroves etc.

I had Bushmans on and the Marchies were chasing me last April up in Moliagul/Tarnagulla, they seemed to keep a distance (about 1ft) and were circling me for my whole walk around the gold fields, my wife stayed in the car and she said they were literally smacking the windows trying to get at her. Fierce buggers when they want to be and there were 100's of em, glad i didnt cut myself or they would of had a frenzy. Its only the feamle want your blood the males are pollinators, the females rip your skin open and feed on your blood so they can feed their eggs and as you know it bloody hurts.

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Re: Insect repellant
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2012, 11:22 »
I had Bushmans on and the Marchies were chasing me last April up in Moliagul/Tarnagulla, they seemed to keep a distance (about 1ft) and were circling me for my whole walk around the gold fields, my wife stayed in the car and she said they were literally smacking the windows trying to get at her. Fierce buggers when they want to be and there were 100's of em, glad i didnt cut myself or they would of had a frenzy. Its only the feamle want your blood the males are pollinators, the females rip your skin open and feed on your blood so they can feed their eggs and as you know it bloody hurts.

Yeh quite often I wonder where all the blood came from. Have had some good bleeders from them.
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Insect repellant
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2012, 20:37 »
We have been drilling at Gladstone on  the coast  for the last few months and all I can say the only difference between aeroguard and bushmans is bushys lasts about 1 hour more before a respray is needed. The sandflys are that thick our arms are almost black from them landing in the spray. The best part of being on break is not putting on the gladdy deodorant and being able to go  for a detect hahaha
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Re: Insect repellant
« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2012, 19:15 »
i once used tinpans high heels and stockings that used to keep everthing away ;) ;) ;) ;D
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« Reply #16 on: October 01, 2012, 20:30 »
i once used tinpans high heels and stockings that used to keep everthing away ;) ;) ;) ;D

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Re: Insect repellant
« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2013, 14:44 »
Bushmans for me to.
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Re: Insect repellant
« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2013, 20:17 »
Tried a few, like me

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best of all, non sticky and smells ok

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Re: Insect repellant
« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2013, 20:21 »
Equal parts of J&J baby oil and Dettol.  Magic!

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« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2013, 20:30 »
ANT!!!!!!! for gawds sake never ask for those photos again nor an award......a duck in stockings would not be a pretty site.
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Re: Insect repellant
« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2013, 07:33 »
From Wiki

Insect repellents from natural sources

There are many preparations from naturally occurring sources that are repellent to certain insects. Some of these act as insecticides while others are only repellent.

    Achillea alpina (mosquitos)
    alpha-terpinene (mosquitos)[26]
    Basil[27]
        Sweet Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
    Callicarpa americana (Beautyberry)[28]
    Camphor (moths)[29]
    Carvacrol (mosquitos)[26]
    Castor oil (Ricinus communis) (mosquitos)[30]
    Catnip oil (Nepeta species) (nepetalactone against mosquitos)[31] (although attracts cats)
    Cedar oil (mosquitos, moths)[30]
    Celery extract (Apium graveolens) (mosquitos)[26] In clinical testing an extract of celery was demonstrated to be at least equally effective to 25% DEET,[32] although the commercial availability of such an extract is not known.
    Cinnamon[33] (leaf oil kills mosquito larvae)[34]
    Citronella oil (repels mosquitos)[30]
    Oil of cloves (mosquitos)[30]
    Eucalyptus oil (70%+ eucalyptol), (cineol is a synonym), mosquitos, flies, dust mites[35])
    Fennel oil (Foeniculum vulgare) (mosquitos)[26]
    Garlic (Allium sativum) (rice weevil, wheat flour beetle)[36]
    Geranium oil (also known as Pelargonium graveolens)[30][37]
    Lavender (ineffective alone, but measurable effect in certain repellent mixtures)[38][39]
    Lemon eucalyptus (Corymbia citriodora) essential oil and its active ingredient p-menthane-3,8-diol (PMD)
    Lemongrass oil (Cymbopogon species) (mosquitos)[30]
        East-Indian Lemon Grass (Cymbopogon flexuosus)[40]
    Marigolds (Tagetes species)
    Marjoram (Spider mites Tetranychus urticae and Eutetranychus orientalis)[41]
    Neem oil (Azadirachta indica) (Repels or kills mosquitos, their larvae and a plethora of other insects including those in agriculture)
    Oleic acid, repels bees and ants by simulating the "Smell of death" produced by their decomposing corpses. It is a 400 millions years old natural mechanisms helping to sanitise the hives or to escape predators[42]
    Pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium) (mosquitos,[35] fleas[43]), but very toxic to pets.[43]
    Peppermint (Mentha x piperita) (mosquitos)[44]
    Pyrethrum (from Chrysanthemum species, particularly C. cinerariifolium and C. coccineum)
    Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)[41] (mosquitos)[30]
    Spanish Flag (Lantana camara) (against Tea Mosquito Bug, Helopeltis theivora)[45]
    Tea tree oil[46]
    Thyme (Thymus species) (mosquitos)[26]
    Yellow Nightshade (Solanum villosum), berry juice (against Stegomyia aegypti mosquitos)[47]
    Andrographis paniculata extracts(mosquito)[48]
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Re: Insect repellant
« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2013, 07:34 »
Equal parts of J&J baby oil and Dettol.  Magic!

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Re: Insect repellant
« Reply #23 on: February 19, 2013, 15:16 »
Knew about half of the natural ones in reply #21, yeah those that eat alot of garlic are meant to be safe from them, also safe from other humans though lol  ;D because of the smell that comes out in your sweat similar to when your hungover, the kind of smell that comes out in your sweat then.

Use Bushmans too for mozzies, Rid is great for sandflies bigpud, am from down in Gladdie and some of the popular fishing spots near the powerhouse are sandy infested, the Rid always did the job.
We used the old milky looking liquid form of it, not the newer spray on, not sure if the spray on works as good, stings like a mofo if you have any cuts though.

Yeah growing the teatree shrub near where you hang outside is meant to deter the little blood suckers, especially while it's in bloom, they can't stand it.
Also doing the same with the plant that citronella is derived from does the job as well.
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Re: Insect repellant
« Reply #24 on: February 21, 2013, 11:06 »
A mate of mine went on a fishing trip in WA with some aboriginal friends, the mozzies where attacking them badly , one of the elders got them to rub charcoal out of the fire on the exposed skin areas , he said he was never bothered by the mossies again , though he said he felt like a minstrel , the others thought nothing of it , amazing what works , our indiginouse people have probably been doing it for thousands of years .
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