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looking for a good gnat repellant even homemade??? any ideas???
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I think its called swamp swatter. A buddy of mine used it the other day and said it worked great.
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   vineytree
VANILLA LACE OR AMBER ROMANCE lotion from Victoria's secret. You will smell like a female, but I promise you a gnat will not get within five feet of you.
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   JB
Mix pure vanilla extract 1:1 with water. Best repellant I have ever used. You will smell like an ice cream cone all day but you surely won't have any gnats bother you.
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that's a lot guys!!!
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Swamp Swatter is amazing. Pretty clear pattern.. I don't use it, I get welts all over any exposed skin and I itch for 3 days. If I use it, no bites.

It is like $6-7 for a very small bottle but it is worth its weight in gold. I buy it at Jeanfreau's in Belle Chasse, but I am sure they sell it other places.

I have also heard (from people that I trust) that Amber Romance will indeed do the job. Outside of that, I had some luck with some industrial strength bug spray (like 90% DEET) but I had to reapply often and I could almost feel the cancer forming every time I put more on so I stopped using it lol.
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learnin I had some industrial strength bug spray said jungle tested! well I used this stuff for a while and one day some dripped on my boat floor of my aluminum boat! THIS IS NO LIE, as soon as it hit the painted floor it peeled the paint up better than any paint stripper I have ever used!!!! well I sure quit using that stuff!!!!
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JB's mixture in a spray bottle is a good alternative to the strong industrial repellants but it can cause irritation on sensitive skin. Like children. Good luck!
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...eat a enough 'garlic'...and most will stay away from 'ya...it helps w/leaving the sweat on along w/ the smell of 'red beans' and a long sleeve white shirt ??? (dark colors and camo seem too attract)....they were so bad one time we ate tuna sandwiches w/our heads wrapped in a stupid 'dark green' poncho ???... can remember it like yesterday ???...cheers
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Beast, I agree with Rabbit. Put a lot of extra garlic in you dinner the night before heading to the marsh to fish. You'll keep the gnats and your fishing pals at a distance! And the 'Mrs.' will be glad you went fishing!
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... garlic is great but use caution it will.. Lower Blood Pressure and if 'ya rectum itches it's the hook worms dat's evacuating ???...cheers ??? (Dr.Rabbi Wabbit MD...Cut Off,La.)
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   CaptJS
Best I have found over many many years is light clothing and gloves I even has nets for my head. Victoria Secret products would as good as any. I first saw the swamp product down near the Key's and believe me we have no bugs compared to that area. Most bugs are very bad at day light and sun set. I keep a fogger in my boat and spray my boat at day light and it works great for a few seconds and saves the grandkids. Now hear this when you see the mosquito hawks the gnats are over.
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Capt JS...it's a shame the mosquitoes hawks die too when the State spreads chemicals over the water...sometimes even the 'good' creatures can't win ???...cheers
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   CaptJS
When the Purple Martin's were given a bad name for eating them killed a friend of mine. The best one is when the grass is killed and the state says we had nothing to do with it but we did spray lol.
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...there is so much more they can do if they quit stick'n kick-back in some one's else is name...was told David Duke got a 'Tax Refund Check' while he was in jail on tax evasion ???...shame on it all ???
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I can tell you from experience that Banana Boat sunscreen works pretty good!
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