I´d say long shank boots are better than any repellant. This time, I wasn´t wearing them.
Permethrin is carcinogenous. For a day out in the fields, it probably doesn´t matter. I´m having serious second thoughts about daily use though. Agricultural use is prohibited in the EU.
Quote from: Ronald Schröder on October 01, 2017, 07:50:19 PMPermethrin is carcinogenous. For a day out in the fields, it probably doesn´t matter. I´m having serious second thoughts about daily use though. Agricultural use is prohibited in the EU.Who told you permethrin is carcinogenic? It's safe for mammals, except cats.Do they have DEET where you live? DEET has been proven in repeated tests not to be carcinogenic and it's a very, very effective insect repellent. I've used it for decades.The differences are that permethrin is a pesticide. It's purpose is to KILL the bugs. DEET is a repellent. It's purpose is just to keep the bugs off of you. While permethrin is used on the skin of livestock, and I use it as a pesticide around my property; I don't use it in my skin as it can be an irritant. I use DEET on my skin and the skins of other humans (my family). BTW, have you tried pouring oil on the tick? They're supposed to be unable to breathe and they back out of your skin.Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
One of my brothers once had a tick firmly entrenched behind his ear.
based on reproducible studies in which mice fed permethrin developed liver and lung tumors.So what I should have said isPossibly, Permethrin is carcinogenous.
Bugger. How you remove the little $$$$$$ ?Lyme disease has become a problem where I live over the last few years.
Ticks seem to be the only insect that doesn't seem interested in biting me. I have spent a lot of time in places where ticks are prevalent, and yet I do not recall ever having one bite me.I'd suggest bottling my blood as an effective deterrent, but as every other insect seems to enjoy it I am not sure if it qualifies as a "cure is worse than the disease" type thing.Def