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Bugs/repellent recommendations

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Bugs/repellent recommendations


I've seen in many posts about Ocracoke that bugs tend to be bad in the summer. Does anyone have a type of bug spray they recommend? Will Deet free sprays be as effective as sprays with Deet in them?


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1. Re: Bugs/repellent recommendations

Deep woods off works, Don't usually have any problem in town, they spray from time to time., but if the wind is not blowing on the beach the green head flies will eat up your ankles. Just be prepared is the best measure. The only deet free spray I have ever used didn't work as well but I am sure it is worth a try. Off is available at the Variety store.

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