Over Hill Sailing Club
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Adirondacks NY
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Re: Effective remedies for the no-see-ems
40% DEET or lately I've had good luck with Lemon Eucalyptus which is a lot less noxious and maybe safer. I keep a good supply of fine mesh netting aboard and have it on all my hatch screens. It does not allow for as much ventilation as regular mosquito netting but does keep all the little critters out. When the greenheads are thick, the best thing to do is be aware and whack 'em. They're slow. Electronic fly swatters are fairly effective for normal houseflies and those little annoying, non-biting flies. Pants and long sleeves also work. I have some 100% DEET that works when mountain biking in high Black Fly season but it tends to melt any plastic you touch:-) Black Flies are the worst of the bunch, followed by Deer Flies. Blood sucking ^%&*_@$!
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Last edited by smurphny; 02-05-2015 at 07:09 PM.