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Just a heads up that i got hammered by these little biting flies yesterday. I didnt have anything on board but its the first thing im buying today. 10 hours of wacking flies off my ankles drove me nuts

Remember bug spray guys!

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These arn't good old NY black flies (no seeums) . These are stable flies (ankle biters ) and will wait till you have a good fish on and attack your ankles in force . LOL  . I posted on another thread on this forum , about these no good #%&*%*#@ 's . The only thing that repels them , IMHO , is a product called Buggspray for biting flies . I have used it for years and can vouch for it . That said , apparently the "Buggman" at Buggspray has decided to only make the biting fly spray in a "no fragrance" spray . I ordered and received two bottles of the  spray , in order to be ready for the late July and August bite (when those little critters seem to be at their worst )  . I can only hope it works as good as the original formulation (which had a very strong smell) . I will let everyone know my success (or failure ) with the new formula . I have added the website to order the Buggspray , MAKE SURE , when you order to get the BITING FLY formula , as there is more than one formula available . www.buggspray.com

 

Just a little P.S. Don't waste your money on normal repellants ( deep woods off and the like )  the flies like lick it off before they bite you . LOL

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Once again I recommend Ultra Shield in the black spray or roll on bottle. I was out Sunday after the storm and the flies were swarming around my boat but I did not get bit once! 

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I believe you should take a closer look at Ultra Shield . If you read the directions , it's for use on animals only . There is a warning on the label that humans should avoid contact with the product while it is wet . May be great on critters , but  until the label lists it as safe on humans , I'll pass.

here is a link to a vet website . Please read the warnings . DON'T use this product on humans !!!

www.drugs.com/vet/absorbine-ultrashield-ex-insecticide-repellent.html

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I believe you should take a closer look at Ultra Shield . If you read the directions , it's for use on animals only . There is a warning on the label that humans should avoid contact with the product while it is wet . May be great on critters , but  until the label lists it as safe on humans , I'll pass.

here is a link to a vet website . Please read the warnings . DON'T use this product on humans !!!

www.drugs.com/vet/absorbine-ultrashield-ex-insecticide-repellent.html

I was going to post the same thing, I happened to be in Tractor Supply last night and was checking the stuff out - until the warning on the bottle said it can absorb through your skin and cause some serious health issues :puke:  I'll stick with the deet and keep swatting for now.....

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Yikes..... Anyhow it must be the Deet in the Buggs Spray that makes the stuff work. Says 25%Deet. For those flys now that sit in the back of the boat upset they can't get to your ankles, I bought a portable tower zapper to see if that rids them, it didn't work. Guess ill stick with the spray.

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Sorry guys, I have been using Ultra Shield for over 20 years along with all of the guys and gals that used to run beagles with me. Never had a problem with it for myself or anyone else that sprayed it on and sprayed it on heavily. The product is sold for animal use, so it is labeled for animal use which gets them away from many labeling requirements, expensive tests, and registrations. I only suggested the item, I don't sell it, but it has been working for me for years. If you want to read labels, compare the label for Ultra Shield with just about any other bug spray on the market and you won't find much of a difference. 

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Well rabhunt, you can continue to use it and I wish you well . all the insect repellents that I have seen on the market for human use , are repellents ,not insecticides . The ingredients in your product are : Permethrin - listed as a neurotoxin , highly toxic to aquatic life (fish) , and very higly toxic to cats .  Pyrethrins -nerotoxin , highly toxic to aquatic life and higly toxic to cats . piperonl butxoide - key ingredient in A-200 ointment , also listed as a nerotoxin in high doses . All of the ingredients are listed as carcinogenic . The label clearly states that the product should not be used near any water . The last time I looked , my boat was surronded by water . I can't believe that a company that is in business to make money would decline to say a product was safe for humans and lose all the extra sales . The EPA tests all these products and if it was safe for humans it would say so in BIG letters .

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Like I said before - I don't sell it, but I have been using for many years. I thought this program was here for others to share success stories, give out warnings, and complain about waves and that's all i was doing. I never said you had to use in big letters or small! 

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