Same here. No killing frost. Mosquitoes are going to be brutal. I've already stocking up on Deet spray. But I do have several tick keys.We have had the mildest winter in the Rockies in many, many years. Sure, there's been snow and precipitation, but not those negative temps as in years past to kill all the insects.....
I predict a lot of bugs this summer......
I don't know how bad it will be on the AT this summer, but our long trip (130 miles) finishes up our section to the border of VA. Permethrin really is your friend.Permethrin is your friend. Ticks do not like it.
I have not had problems with ticks or chiggers since I started treating my clothing. I also spray my tent and treat the silk liner I use in my sleeping bag.I don't know how bad it will be on the AT this summer, but our long trip (130 miles) finishes up our section to the border of VA. Permethrin really is your friend.
We treat all our backpacking clothing and most the gear with Permethrin and really have no problems with ticks I think it's key to get the cuffs, collars and waist bands of your pants/shorts and shirts Socks, gaiters and even our shoes get treated. A good treatment will easily last all summer and is worthwhile insurance.
ROFLMAO - I got to say it: I TOLD YOU SO! :Was in the the mountains in Arkansas this past weekend with Old Corp, still chilly in the mountains and very few leaves but I found one on me Saturday night after a walk through the woods.
Pretty early for them to be out at that altitude.
I get a 10% solution from Amazon. I dilute it to .5% That is a 1:199 mix. Use rubber gloves, soak clothes for about 90 minutes - wring out excess - hang out to dry (don't use a dryer). Your solution only needs to be 0.5%Where is a good place to get permethrin? I can pick it up in stores in personal spray bottles, camping supply bottle, order it bulk for horses and cattle or get it granular to spread on the yard.
Is it basically the same thing buying in bulk. I'd like to treat the yard, dogs, and camping gear/clothing.