Re: Insect Repellent: Which one??
E Holm (eholm@LPI.RENO.NV.US)
Tue, 18 Jun 1996 17:32:29 -0700
Although insect repellants are good for temporary use, I don't like using
them much, just look at my legs after a weekend at camp and big blood
sucking mosqitoes :-( Anyways, I have heard that if you start early enough
(like 2-4 weeks), one of the B vitamins will act as a natural bug repellant
somehow. Is this true? If it is, does anyone on the list know which B
vitamin (or other vitamin) does this wonderful trick.
If it works, it sounds better than continually putting on bug spray as part
of the "natural" camping experience.
At 07:39 AM 6/18/96 EDT, you wrote:
> DEET is the only "active" incredient in most insect repellants. The
>more the DEET, the more effective the repellant, usually. However, there are
>potential side effects to repellants that use a high percentage of DEET. I
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City