Gold Detecting and Prospecting Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

Insect repellant

Go down

Insect repellant Empty Insect repellant

Post  Rocknut66 on Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:15 pm

Hi all,
I am off to Far North Queensland very shortly and wondering what would be the best insect repellent there is. They have a lot of Genghi Fever right now up there and the blasted mossies thinking I am a feeding station, which could be a bit of a worry for me. They really go for me and some of the stuff you can get here in Tassie doesn't last for very long , especially if one gets into a bit of water. The bites just drive me nuts. Any suggestions of a good product will be much appreciated.

Thanks and cheers
Ray

Rocknut66
Contributor
Contributor

Number of posts : 56
Age : 71
Registration date : 2015-02-14

Back to top Go down

Insect repellant Empty Re: Insect repellant

Post  Guest on Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:39 pm

Hi Ray

I brought some off repellent, but never put it too the test Rolling Eyes

http://www.off.com/en-US/Pages/default.aspx

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Insect repellant Empty Re: Insect repellant

Post  goldenhero on Sun Mar 15, 2015 10:03 am

Hi Ray , I'm in the Territory and find the Bushman's " heavy duty " best for keeping mozzies and midge's at bay , its expensive but the only one we use ..cheers Mick

goldenhero
Contributor Plus
Contributor Plus

Number of posts : 533
Registration date : 2012-12-19

Back to top Go down

Insect repellant Empty Re: Insect repellant

Post  Guest on Sun Mar 15, 2015 2:42 pm

Ray,

I've found Nature's Botanical products work well, and they're a "natural" deterrent :

http://www.naturesbotanical.biz/products.html

Phil

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Insect repellant Empty Re: Insect repellant

Post  Guest on Sun Mar 15, 2015 2:43 pm

Another vote for Bushman's insect repellent.

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Insect repellant Empty Repellant

Post  ttrash on Sun Mar 15, 2015 3:20 pm

Bushmans is very good
But it has Deet which is poison

I use a mix of

50% Dettol & 50% baby oil
Works well
ttrash
ttrash
Contributor Plus
Contributor Plus

Number of posts : 663
Age : 53
Registration date : 2011-11-20

Back to top Go down

Insect repellant Empty Re: Insect repellant

Post  Guest on Sun Mar 15, 2015 5:57 pm

Hi, if you use bushmans, do not get it on your headphones ect. It is not kind to plastics either. Also is poisonous.
we have been using natures botanical, is not real cheap but you only need a real small amount for it to work. Like you ray, both me and the wife are magnets to mozzies, and all small nasties and it really works well. And is also pleasant to use. TG

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Insect repellant Empty Re: Insect repellant

Post  nanjim on Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:26 pm

Another vote for Natures Botanical Cream or Lotion ....
Both very good ...

Cheers Nanjim
Jim

nanjim
Good Contributor
Good Contributor

Number of posts : 97
Registration date : 2014-05-01

Back to top Go down

Insect repellant Empty Thanks for your input

Post  Rocknut66 on Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:05 pm

Hi all,
Thank you all who shared with me what product you use. I will get Natures Botanical or Bushmans. I hope I can buy it over the counter somewhere further up north. Thanks again and happy detecting.

Cheers Ray

Rocknut66
Contributor
Contributor

Number of posts : 56
Age : 71
Registration date : 2015-02-14

Back to top Go down

Insect repellant Empty Re: Insect repellant

Post  Guest on Sun Mar 15, 2015 10:07 pm

Be careful with anything that has DEET in it.. Some people are allergic to it.

I forgot to mention the Natures Botanical Cream or Lotion, I brought that as well. Very Happy

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Insect repellant Empty Re: Insect repellant

Post  joe82 on Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:21 pm

Rocknut66 wrote:Hi all,
I am off to Far North Queensland very shortly and wondering what would be the best insect repellent there is. They have a lot of Genghi Fever right now up there and the blasted mossies thinking I am a feeding station, which could be a bit of a worry for me. They really go for me and some of the stuff you can get here in Tassie doesn't last for very long , especially if one gets into a bit of water. The bites just drive me nuts. Any suggestions of a good product will be much appreciated.

Thanks and cheers
Ray
hey mate have found OFF to be alright with outdoor mozzie coils not much breese there at night just watch the march flies I don't normaly get effected by them here and on the coast and those bloody things up there SMASHED ME to the point where my inside of my elbow was the size of your knee and ache like mad for days even with Phenergan 2 times a day!!!! not only that but a bit weak and shakie , found myself under a tree in a little daze for a bit! all the time thinking about the doctor but it never got to bad so rest and plenty of water because the heat was wicked aswell, cheers joe

joe82
Contributor Plus
Contributor Plus

Number of posts : 1037
Age : 38
Registration date : 2013-07-02

Back to top Go down

Insect repellant Empty Marsh flies

Post  Rocknut66 on Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:35 pm

Hello Joe,
It sounds like you coped it pretty hard out there.
I didn't thought of marsh flies. That Natural Botanical lotion would repel them too I hope. Used these mossie coils before, but the stuff drifts off so easily and I wasn't very impressed with it.
Cheers
Ray

Rocknut66
Contributor
Contributor

Number of posts : 56
Age : 71
Registration date : 2015-02-14

Back to top Go down

Insect repellant Empty Re: Insect repellant

Post  joe82 on Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:26 am

if the coils are out of the wind there ok I had camp out of a markie with trap sides and the smoke held in there alright bloody hot but, where are you off to? if its private land good work but don't mention if ya don't want to!

joe82
Contributor Plus
Contributor Plus

Number of posts : 1037
Age : 38
Registration date : 2013-07-02

Back to top Go down

Insect repellant Empty I wish

Post  Rocknut66 on Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:44 pm

Hello Joe,
I wish I had excess to private property to detect. This is going to be my first trip up north, so I have no idea where to go to. I am trying to go to these cattle station around Forsyth which are listed on one of the forum's sites. After that it's up to the Palmer fields. I also got print outs from gazetted gold fossicking areas around Clermont. As I make my way slowly up north I am going to try some fields in NSW. As I also collect Gem stones and mineral specimen I hope to find some thing of interest at some of them places. The scenery and the old townships make the trip worth the while just on their own for sure.
Cheers
Ray

Rocknut66
Contributor
Contributor

Number of posts : 56
Age : 71
Registration date : 2015-02-14

Back to top Go down

Insect repellant Empty Re: Insect repellant

Post  joe82 on Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:46 pm

hey mate, yeah we all wish for somewhere quite to have a swing Very Happy there a few places around Forsayth to have a play! first theres dells hole then western ck, boath have produced great finds also gilberton stn flat creek all worth a look and all pay to detect most with shower and toilet if your keen send rc62burke a pm as he has further info on these places im sure there was a recent post about properties up there but cant remember where it was Embarassed good luck!

joe82
Contributor Plus
Contributor Plus

Number of posts : 1037
Age : 38
Registration date : 2013-07-02

Back to top Go down

Insect repellant Empty Re: Insect repellant

Post  Rocknut66 on Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:51 pm

Thanks mate
cheers
Ray

Rocknut66
Contributor
Contributor

Number of posts : 56
Age : 71
Registration date : 2015-02-14

Back to top Go down

Insect repellant Empty Re: Insect repellant

Post  Guest on Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:52 pm

G'day Joe & Ray,

Here is the link to Lee's info on the NQ sites.

https://golddetecting.forumotion.net/t20743-prospecting-north-queensland

Hope this helps you.

Cheers.

Mike.

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Insect repellant Empty Re: Insect repellant

Post  joe82 on Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:28 am

thanks heaps mike!!! hope this helps ray and if ya passing through the towers on ya way send me a pm as there is a GPA here now aswell,good luck!!!

joe82
Contributor Plus
Contributor Plus

Number of posts : 1037
Age : 38
Registration date : 2013-07-02

Back to top Go down

Insect repellant Empty Re: Insect repellant

Post  Rocknut66 on Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:05 am

Thanks Mike, that's the site I was referring to
Cheers
Ray

Rocknut66
Contributor
Contributor

Number of posts : 56
Age : 71
Registration date : 2015-02-14

Back to top Go down

Insect repellant Empty Re natures own

Post  Guest on Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:17 pm

I've used it for years and personally think nothing comes close on flies ,but it's only just on mossies

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Insect repellant Empty Re: Insect repellant

Post  Rocknut66 on Sat Apr 04, 2015 9:52 pm


Hello Cougarcans,
Thanks for your input. You are saying that the stuff just keeps the mossies away. Is that here or up north? I am a bit concerned using the Bushman repellent as most people mentioned the DEET poison in it.

Cheers
Ray


















Rocknut66
Contributor
Contributor

Number of posts : 56
Age : 71
Registration date : 2015-02-14

Back to top Go down

Insect repellant Empty Re repellant

Post  Guest on Sat Apr 25, 2015 8:12 pm

Sorry ray for taking so long,I've only used it around here ,it only just works on mossies around inglewood etc.but is the best bar none for keeping flies away and doesn't sweat off like most do ,a tub lasts ages.i know what you're saying about the deet ,when I was smoking I had some on my hands when I pulled a pack of smokes out of my pocket and it took the color off the packet,can't be good I thought.

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Insect repellant Empty Re: Insect repellant

Post  Rocknut66 on Tue Apr 28, 2015 6:45 pm

Thanks Cougarcans,

I had no trouble with mossies around Inglewood or in other parts of the nearby locations. I panned a bit in Tuena, not a single mossie there, it was most likely to cold for them. See how it goes in Sofala tomorrow, freezing here in Bathurst too.I let you know how thick the mossies are up north if I remember by than.
Cheers
Ray

Rocknut66
Contributor
Contributor

Number of posts : 56
Age : 71
Registration date : 2015-02-14

Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum