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« on: July 10, 2011, 08:15:17 AM »

I've used Avon's Skin So Soft, smelled like I just got lucky with a French girl, but seems to work.  Anybody have any other tried and true defenses against these bastards?
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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2011, 09:25:52 AM »

I was a Killy man for years, Mummys to you Jersey folks,  Wink
The ONLY thing that worked was long pants, ..and hip boots.   Grin
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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2011, 09:27:35 AM »

they say fabric softener sheets work
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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2011, 03:26:30 PM »

I keep three fly swatters on the boat, dryer sheets and deep woods off but still got strays coming in for a bite and its usually when you got a crab on the hand line and they  (green heads ) get you behind the legs of course/JOHN
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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2011, 03:54:18 PM »

Deep Woods Off seems to keep them from biting, but doesn't keep them from landing on you.   Sad
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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2011, 07:16:42 PM »

Crab MD, no more greenheads! Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2011, 08:12:14 PM »

Used to use Avon SSS, but it stopped working -  I guess the greenheads in the area got used to it.   Tried dryer sheets. but they did not work for me.  Deep Woods Off and a fly swatter is the only thing that seems to works for me. 
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« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2011, 09:03:13 PM »

Agreed, Deep Woods Off works best for me too.  I hate those little buggers with a passion.  I think the more deet percentage in the bug spray the better. Good luck. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2011, 09:31:53 AM »

My son and I were bluefishing on the Sea Devil out of PPB a few weeks back. We were a mile or so off of the Spring Lake and other nearby beaches when the boat was literally attached by greenheads. This was off of an area that has hardly any left due to development. My son was the only one not to get bit and he had put on some common sun block. I don't use it but decided to try as the buggers were torturing me. No bites afterwards, but I've never heard of that being used and it never worked that way at Island Beach SP. Worth a try through.

Catnip leaves crushed and rubbed on seems to lighten the attacks from greenheads.  Better than DEET for mosquitoes. I've got it growing around the fences in back and the little bastages leave me alone as they hate the smell.
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« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2011, 09:50:44 AM »

Catnip leaves crushed and rubbed on seems to lighten the attacks from greenheads.  

Here's the downside to that remedy...
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« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2011, 12:52:44 PM »

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« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2011, 01:15:45 PM »


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« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2011, 10:44:59 PM »

Lol.. What in the h... Is a green head? We don't have them in Maryland Im guessing. Some type a fly?
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« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2011, 10:48:37 PM »

nasty bugger...
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« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2011, 06:35:09 AM »

Old timers at the boat yard used Listerine and i've used it since then 38yrs ago . Use blue color now so i can see how i'm covering. Ya smell and look a little funcky after a day on the water but it works for me. Them suckers give me huge welts that hurt for day's. Wear zip off nylon pants that are long to cover ankles and go shorts if no flies plus their SPF 50 to boot. When their swarming headnets are a must. You can mist DEET on head net, still don't like slathering the stuff on.
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« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2011, 10:10:36 PM »


Try DAK Pharmaceuticals, Green Head Repellent I just found it this year and it seems to work pretty good.  It contains more Deet than Deep Woods Off!  On those really bad days I use all three.  Apply SSS, Wipe dryer sheets on clothes and skin, then spray with Green head  Repellent.  I haven't tried the Listerine trick yet but I think I will give it a try next time out!   Cool

http://www.greenheadfly.com/main.html
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« Reply #16 on: July 16, 2011, 06:49:26 AM »

Thank's for the heads up on the GreenHead Repellent, gonna get a can and check it out.
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« Reply #17 on: July 16, 2011, 05:55:39 PM »

listerine always works for me
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« Reply #18 on: July 16, 2011, 07:34:15 PM »

listerine always works for me


But how do you get the greenheads to gargle with it?     laugh
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« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2011, 07:42:17 PM »

Classic.   
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« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2011, 08:04:37 PM »

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« Reply #21 on: July 27, 2011, 09:27:38 AM »

Here's the downside to that remedy...

Didn't say it was fool proof, ya gotta watch your six. Those kitty rats are always gunning for something.
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« Reply #22 on: July 27, 2011, 10:14:01 AM »

 :)worked for me too. Heavy dose of 50 spf cream.
My son and I were bluefishing on the Sea Devil out of PPB a few weeks back. We were a mile or so off of the Spring Lake and other nearby beaches when the boat was literally attached by greenheads. This was off of an area that has hardly any left due to development. My son was the only one not to get bit and he had put on some common sun block. I don't use it but decided to try as the buggers were torturing me. No bites afterwards, but I've never heard of that being used and it never worked that way at Island Beach SP. Worth a try through.

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