posted on Jun, 26 2013 @ 07:56 PM
Originally posted by DrumsRfun
reply to post by FatherStacks
I have mint,lemonbalm and basil growing in my garden....thats what i mean...is it a myth or does it actually work???
Boymonkey....thanks for the post even though we have had our issues.
No black flies here, but plenty of other blood and sweat sucking flying nuisances...
I have used peppermint, and catnip on the trail and it does help... crush the leaves to release the oils, rub on the exposed skin and I hang the
plant from my hat....
It's not going to protect you for hours, (at lest in my case), but it's definitely and option I use if I get caught outdoors with commercial
My normal protective posture is a commercial deet on the shoes, hat, cuffs to keep the ticks chiggers at bay, and a smoke to keep away the gnats and
noseeums and skeeters... don't smoke, you can use those foot long citronella punks (looks like incense), that does the same job as the smoke...
One method I heard of but cannot confirm, was the native Americans used to dip the tip of a long feather in beef suet, attached it to a headband so
the feather was vertical, and the gnats / noseeums would hover around the tip , and avoid annoying or biting the person... THat one might be worth
trying with something other than a feather, but I haven't had the nerve to walk around with an 18 inch dowel rod tipped in beef suet duct taped to my