We are packing the Trailer for the 2020 Boondocking Season.
Insects and Pests: Mosquitos, ticks, sand fleas, biting flies, hornets, wasps, yellow jackets, chiggers and boring neighbors (the biggest pest without any preventive options, other than moving on).
OFF Deep Woods Sportsmen and Sportswomen. Deet 30% the active ingredient.
All mixed up in an aerosol can with a whole lot of instructions, which the small print cannot be read... so do not ingest, spray into your eyes, nose... you know, common sense things you would not do, anyways. But... some do. Those 'pests' at the OTG Boondocking camp are an example.
For those who have encountered WASPS, YELLOW JACKETS and HORNETS, like we experienced in the High Country of Nevada. They are very protective keeping Human 'pests' away. Spectracide... Wasp & Hornet Killer 'up to 27 feet' spray! I am brave and have no fear, so I go to the source and let them have it. Works 99.9% of the time.
Hornets... repeat the above paragraph. Let the other Family Members run. They will learn how to do this correctly. Pull out stingers if you can find them in the fresh welts.
In Missouri the Yellow Jackets were nesting along a rock wall in the ground in our back yard. The same area the Copperheads like to rest against. I walked by and was stung. Wow... stings. I had Black Powder for my Black Powder rifles and poured 'an adequate amount' into the hole and a 12 inch lead on the ground and let them have it. Then stomped it shut. Took care of them.
One secret the average Non Believer of Direct Combat to stinging insects are life that need protection. Well, not among my list of protected insects.
Never, EVER... RUN away if you inadvertently upset a group of these stinging insects. Stand there like a 'shaking aspen'... at worse. A sturdy oak, better. They do not know you from a tree and go on after someone or something else. When they thin out, slowing back out and get the jeepers away.
Some of you experienced in combating Chiggers... for example. Oklahoma and Missouri come to mind, what do you use?
What experiences have YOU had in your travels? What repellant worked for you?
If you have no suggestions or comments... may the Chiggers leave their calling card on your tender flesh.