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849 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 16, 2010 6:35 PM by JasonFitz1 RSS
Ali-Gator Expert 43 posts since
Jan 2, 2010
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Apr 13, 2010 1:15 PM

Those Pesky Bugs

Hi everyone,

The mosquitos have been tearing me to pieces the past week or two out on my runs.  Any suggestions for bug repellant that doesn't sweat off or stink?

Thanks!





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  • silvereagle Legend 1,159 posts since
    Dec 10, 2007
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    1. Apr 13, 2010 2:54 PM (in response to Ali-Gator)
    Re: Those Pesky Bugs

    Ali,

     

    Sorry to say bug that stinks is working!!!

     

     

    I run early in the morning to stay away from them But when I was stationed in Beaufort, SC  I used baby oil and skin so soft mixed to keep the Sand fleas away and from biting me.... Dont know if it would work for running, but it didnt stink either...

     

     

    Hope this can help....

     

    Dennis





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  • bellsway Legend 343 posts since
    Jan 28, 2009
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    2. Apr 16, 2010 6:06 AM (in response to Ali-Gator)
    Re: Those Pesky Bugs

    I'm also a summer victim and would love unstinky suggestions. More than mosquitos, I've been tortured by green head and black flies here in New England during July and August even when I'm wearing high powered super stinky bug spray.  If anyone has a suggestion for that, I'd love ya forever .





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  • JasonFitz1 Legend 572 posts since
    Jun 19, 2009
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    3. Apr 16, 2010 6:35 PM (in response to Ali-Gator)
    Re: Those Pesky Bugs

    I learned that black flies usually won't follow you if you're going 6min/mile or faster

     

    If that's not an option, early morning running is your best option.  If you can't beat them, avoid them.  Also, insect repellent clothing is becoming popular.  Try exofficio.com.





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