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Old 10-03-2022, 12:27 PM   #1
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Default Got bit by little bugs in the tree

Ok. So my clothes are treated with permethrin and I use thermocell.

However, these little pin head size bugs tore me up on saturday. Are these oak mites or something else. And, what is my best course of action to prevent this other than covering every possible skin access they have (mask, gloves, long sleeves, etc.)

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Old 10-03-2022, 01:59 PM   #2
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do you have any pictures?
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Old 10-03-2022, 02:41 PM   #3
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do you have any pictures?
unfortunately no. all I can tell you is they are smaller than knatt size.
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Old 10-03-2022, 02:42 PM   #4
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Where were you hanging out the night before?
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Old 10-03-2022, 02:43 PM   #5
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Noseeums will do that. Go right thru face netting. They love a bald head more than anything.
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Old 10-03-2022, 03:02 PM   #6
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Noseeums will do that. Go right thru face netting. They love a bald head more than anything.

This was my guess too.


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Old 10-03-2022, 03:08 PM   #7
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no-see-ums more than likely...go look at pictures of them from a microscope, theyre nasty little buggers.
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Old 10-03-2022, 03:12 PM   #8
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Buffalo gnats ? Because they will tear your butt up. If so, Avon Skin So Soft mixed 50/50 with water will keep them at bay.
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Old 10-03-2022, 03:13 PM   #9
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crotch crickets
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Old 10-03-2022, 03:39 PM   #10
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Noseeums will do that. Go right thru face netting. They love a bald head more than anything.
I think that's what got me.

How well does Thermacell work against keeping these away?
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Old 10-03-2022, 11:01 PM   #11
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I think that is the same thing that always seems to try and get in my eyes. Only time I see them is when they are right in front of my face
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Old 10-04-2022, 07:13 AM   #12
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TRY ULTRATHON BY 3M at Amazon or Sportsman Guide a little goes a long way.
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Old 10-04-2022, 05:56 PM   #13
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TRY ULTRATHON BY 3M at Amazon or Sportsman Guide a little goes a long way.
will this stuff create issues with scent like other forms of DEET?
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