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Old 05-03-2020, 02:11 PM   #7
Originally Posted by WebSlave View Post
Heck man, this is Florida. Most of the year it's shorts and sleeveless shirts. I know the stuff is supposed to be safe, but I'm not real keen on smearing chemicals on my bare skin. I guess vigilance is the key by checking for ticks constantly. Any strange bumps or itches need to be checked out immediately.

You would think as much as I sweat when working outside in the heat that any ticks on me would just drown.
The nice thing is that your not smearing it on your skin but bonding it to your clothes. Even if you just do your shorts (which are partially kept from your skin by your undies) you are going to keep them from getting above the leg portion of your shorts. Putting out permethin treated cotton for rodents to use in their nests has been shown to work in some studies as your targeting one of the main hosts.