Originally Posted by Nobleshift
I lived in Fla. for 40 years and these are what worked forcc me.
The Skin-So-Soft oil
mixed 20% sss/h2o, soak your outerwear & nets in this, any tents too. A bowl w/ a sponge soaked in citronella oil
for the porch/cockpit. Use SSS regular on your skin. I also have found for me personally eating a cap of brewers yeast a day helps me repel mosquitoes naturally. No seeums don't care about the yeast. They do however respect the SSS, though you will smell girly all the time .......
which is a sight better than some of guys ........
+1 to SSS
When we stopped on Andros in Fresh Creek, we got eaten alive by noseeums (tiny black flies) - they take out a chunk of skin and their bites stay red for over a week. Deet based repellents didn't work well (even the super concentrated Canadian ones), and it's hard not to touch anything plastic or varnished on the boat once the Deet is on you. I got so annoyed at some point that I put on socks, long johns, a hoodie, and gloves and even slept in that outfit...
Then we met some folk from the US Navy
base there and they suggested trying Skin So Soft either straight up or in a solution. We put it on mosquito screens and ourselves and finally started enjoying the island. Not a single
I watched a few tine black flies making the approach to my arm and then at about 10 cm doing a 180 turn and quickly flying away.
We weren't sure what was in the SSS, but it worked like magic!