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Macfly

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Ordered, thank you!
Sam D.

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I would not postpone but definitely use this repellent freely.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004N59OFU/ref=redir_mdp_mobile/188-5267631-4836739
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I was thinking of doing an early May trip, but that sounds like noseeum's main eating season, are they out day and night, or is there a time they are more active?

Are they bad enough to avoid the springs till later in the year?
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I used the Repel Lemon Eucalyptus before and it worked great for me in various camping situations. Several weeks of camping and not one bite, so either it worked (at least for me), or I was very lucky. I was very proactive in spraying it on right on arrival.
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The season starts mid-Feb and lasts until mid- or late May depending on the weather, precipitation, temperatures.
The adults breed when the weather warms up in the spring, usually in early or mid-May, and they remain a pest for several weeks.
When the soil begins to dry and cracks develop, the adults emerge. Only the females bite. Like female mosquitoes, they need a blood meal
to complete their reproductive cycle.

Obscene amount of this is almost as effective as Deet or Picardin based sprays for me:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004N59OFU/ref=redir_mdp_mobile/188-5267631-4836739

Stop once you make a turn to Bat Rd and apply your repellent. Once it took me 5 min to realize I needed to apply, so got over 40 bites in 5 min.

I also hung these coils in my car:
https://www.amazon.com/PIC-Twist-Mosquito-Repeller-Pack/dp/B008J25WN6

DVExile long time ago posted this link about Deet vs Picardin:
https://www.outdoors.org/articles/amc-outdoors/picaridin-vs-deet-which-is-the-best-insect-repellent

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Could anyone tell me when the "noseeum" season is at the hot springs? It seems like April might be safe, but Jan to March are pretty bad. Thanks!
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Actually, those itching bites remind me of my recent stay in Saline, which tend to calm and sooth my soul.  Ahhhh, Saline ...
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Same here.... Sitting at work and the constant itching just overshadows any happy memories from last weekend.... Tried about 7 different products and nothing worked. Nasty little bugs!
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I got eaten alive. Bugs seem to ignore any kind of product this year. I have over 200 bites in 3 days.
I poured lots of natural and deet based product but did not help.


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Mikey, ran out of beer?
bob from tahoe
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3 weeks ago they did a number on my head. Of course I am a magnet for everything that bites. See this post for natural remedies:

http://forum.salinepreservation.org/post/noseeums-and-other-nasties-are-at-full-force-now-6779252?highlight=eucalyptus&pid=1281767377

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Bugs - precisely "NOSEEUMS". Two years ago I had to leave The Springs ahead of schedule because of the - I think they were "NOSEEUMS" - tiny little, invisible bugs that bite and make you itch like crazy! I was wondering if anyone has encountered those critters yet this year. They seem to come out with the warming weather.

Thanks, OneChain

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