Eastern NC may be the chigger and tick capital of the world. I have actually used dog flea soap after trips to the bean field thicket to rid my body of chiggers. Nowadays I would use the permanone products. Here in the foothills the chigger problem is less and I prefer to get by without repellant by covering up with a head net and tucking my pant legs into knee high rubber boots to keep the occasional ticks and mosquitoes at bay.
In Canada I used 100% DEET, taped up everything and used a head net with good results but it was rough on the skin after a week of use.
Reply To: Bug Spray ConundrumWilliam Warren2017-01-15T16:05:53-07:00