Reminder about Australian Gold Sunscreen vs Flies

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Reminder about Australian Gold Sunscreen vs Flies

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I think it was a couple years ago someone on this forum pointed me to this for the seasonal biting flies out right now. I was under attack Friday and remembered I had some Australian Gold on board. It really works, stopped 95% of the landings on my legs that were driving me crazy. I got mine on Amazon.
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I will check out Australian Gold.

The only two things I have found that work for both the biting black flies and yellow flies are Sunsect and Permetherin. I don't put sunsect above my eyes because it is very hard to get out and burns like crazy if you get it inside your eyes.

Permetherin is a bit different. You spray it on a set of clothes and let it dry. Then it lasts for a long time even if you wash the clothes. You can find it at Kevin's in Tallahassee. I am not sure about the long term effects of using it, but it works on everything. Ticks, chiggers, etc.

Thanks for the suggestion on the Australian Gold.
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Will have to stock up. Hard to focus on the task at hand when your rubbing one leg to another trying to keep from getting bit.

Thanks for the re-fresh on the tip.
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fishforfun wrote: September 25th, 2022, 7:06 am I think it was a couple years ago someone on this forum pointed me to this for the seasonal biting flies out right now. I was under attack Friday and remembered I had some Australian Gold on board. It really works, stopped 95% of the landings on my legs that were driving me crazy. I got mine on Amazon.
Do you recall which product? Is it the insect repellant or is there one that is sunscreen and also repels insects?
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Re: Reminder about Australian Gold Sunscreen vs Flies

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It works!

They will fly all around you, but they tend not to land anywhere you've got it applied.

You will look like a tourist, but you won't be sunburnt or itching.

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It's the sunscreen. Something about it they don't like.
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Anyone know what happened to sunsect, or if it is still sold anywhere?
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The last I heard about Sunsect was they were unable to financially recover from mismanagement. Their website is down and about a year ago my email enquiry went unanswered.
It was a great product and I wish it were still available.
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Wow. I wasn't aware that Sunsect was out of business. I guess I have been surviving off the product I had stashed in my various boat compartments for a long time.

I will have to keep an eye out for some. Hopefully they will come back or somebody else will invest in the business. It was a good product and way more effective than most.

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