Is this the answer?
A Cure For On-Course Bugs?
By Kickntrue on 6/3/09
I HATE bugs on the golf course. It's something that can ruin an awesome course experience for me. It doesn't help that they seem to gravitate towards me. I usually end up spraying myself with enough bug spray to cause 3 cancers and kill any possibility of having kids. Doesn't seem to work.
I saw an add last night for some new product from OFF! that I can't imagine working, but that I may try. At least I won't have to taste the deet all day. Boo Weekley suggests Listerine and I was wondering if anyone else had any tips.
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I played Belle Oaks last week, and heard voices coming from behind one of the huge oak trees there. I went to investigate and could see two 6 foot tall mosquitoes holding a golfer on the ground. One of them was wanting to take him home, the other argued that they should eat him right there, because if they went home, the big mosquitoes would take the golfer away from them.
Big fat Cohiba works wonders!!!
I saw those things at the supermarket, I came damn close to buying them. It doesn't say anything about walking around on the package. I think they're just for lounging around in your yard, that's the way they show them on the commercial.
Bryan K says:
We don't worry about getting bitten around here. We're too tough for that. However, asphixiating on the swarms of those little buggers is a huge hazard. There is nothing like coughing up a plegm-ball to find it full of dead mosquito bodies.
I came across a product years ago that I still use to this day. Built in sunscreen/bug protection. And it works. No DEET. Made from Prickly Pear Cactus.
www.cactusjuicetm.com/products.php I use the 'Sun, Skin and Outdoor Protection' pre-round. Smells good, light citrus and safe for kids.
@ Bjohn13: yea we don't worry about the bite here either, but you're right -- those little bastards are a royal pain!!!! All flying in your eyes and whatnot too! I can't stand it!!!!!
Try hard-boiled eggs and Chili before the round. My opponent did today and it kept EVERYTHING away from him.
Jake Bogardus says:
Ive heard that a drier sheet works as well, haven't gotten to try it yet
I will never forget playing a round at Bent Creek golf course outside of Gatlinburg, TN a few years ago and being swarmed by gnats all day long!! It may or may not have been a nice track, but honestly the only thing I remember is being so pissed off at the bug situation that I vowed never to play there again!! Three days later I was still blowing those little buggers out of my nose and picking them out of my ears and eyes!
LEECHES are the big issue where i play, especially right now, may-august. i don't suppose there is a mechanism that would spray salt around as you walked, like a yard fertilizer scatterer.
I saw this product on the news the other day and got very excited. However, after reading up on the website it looks as if it would be worthless for hikers/golfers/etc. After you move, you have to give it several minutes to reform the "area of protection". So basically it's a good replacement for a citronella candle.
I have used the dryer sheet. It does work, you just need to rub yourself down with it every 30 minutes or so. It also helps if you carry a few in your pockets. I guess they hate the 'clean cotton' smell.
@rynolinks: where the hell are you playing that you have to worry about leeches?
Leeches??? i thought we were suppose to avoid the water hazards, not play the whole round in them. I've heard the listerine thing before and Boo should know being a big hunter, but I may try the cactus juice first, it probably smells better
Bryan K says:
Leeches? What??? "Oh no, we don't have to worry about mosquitos so much...but this time of the year, the giant anacondas can be a bit of a hassle near the water hazards." Seriously....leeches??
FYI Boys: Old Style 6-12 insect repellent works quite well. Use it on the face, neck, arms, and back of the hands. Used that for over 50 years for hunting, fishing and all other outdoor activities where the "Bugs Hunt You Up". M2D; As for "6' Mosquitoes (AKA Four Motor Jobs)" use a 12Ga. with #9 shot!! If you want leeches and real bugs; go for a swim in "The Perfume River" and related walk around in "Nam". That experience makes this present Life Experience a "Cake Walk"! Don't need to do that again!! J. Burke Jr. had similar experiences and is why he is a thoughtful person and can deal with minor aggravations such as this!! JWHpurist
You were in Viet Nam? What year? What base?
nepal & thailand. sounds glorious i know. it's cheap-er, but conditions can vary good to nonsensical. the leeches are not from the water hazards, though there is a lot of standing water around. they are just wandering around in the lush grass.
you can see the bigger ones standing outstretched to the sky just waiting to latch on to somebody!
The gnats have been the big problem this year and using a mixture of vanilla extract and water in a small spray bottle seems to keep them at bay. It makes the skin feel a bit tacky at first but it beats the alternative.
Are you kidding? Vanilla extract? I'm not sure going out where the mosquitoes are smelling like a cookie is such a good idea. This sounds like the time I told my little brother that he could stand in an ant bed, and the ants would fall off if he bit his tongue.
The vanilla works at keeping the gnats away but if the skeeters come out (like they normally do), I will use the old reliable deet along with the vanilla for a double whammy.
Les Page says:
Check out bugbam.com. Works very well for me and my wife; and she is a mosquito delicacy.
JWHPURIST you claim to be a vietnam veteran. I ask again What base ? What Year?
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