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William Warren
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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.