I'm going now..
- I'm signing off of Hammock Camping this afternoon for the next couple of weeks to join Ed canoeing in Boundary Waters.
We'll be back in August to share our experiences, especially my experiments with permethrin. We started testing a couple weeks ago since I normally attract mosquitoes from all over the county. I can go to the garden to pick a couple cukes and come back in with a dozen welts from mosquitoes in just those few minutes.
When we sprayed our hammocks with permethrin and set the tarp up over them in the backyard, it seemed to create a bug-free "zone" under the tarp. Even the skeeters that wandered under the tarp sped out the other end without even stopping for a look-see. Normally my yellow tarp is covered with insects but there were none when we woke up the next morning and I didn't have a single bite on my legs, arms or face. I wasn't wearing any bug spray myself that night and my clothing wasn't treated either. I did get bit walking back down to the house in the am.
It will be interesting to see how this works up north, especially since we've now treated our pea pods as well as our hamocks. The bugs down here in the south seem to cause me more damage than the northern ones so it'll be good to get back up north!
See you in August!
- Hey, that is why we used to enjoy taking my mother camping with us.
every skeeter for miles around would head straight for her, and
leave the rest of us alone. :]
Course after about a week, sh'd start to get anemic....
since I normally attract mosquitoes from all over the county. >
> See you in August!