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  • What works best against mosquitos?

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    I know everyone gets annoyed by the pesky mosquitos during archery season, but I was wondering what everyone is using. I've been using Thermacell the past couple of years, since they claim 'The deer don't smell it.' It works great against mosquitos, but I'm starting to have second thoughts about the deer NOT smelling it. I've tried not using it and it seems that I see more deer. What are your thoughts?
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    therma-cell
    I've used the therma-cell for years with no problem.
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    mosquitos
    I hunted with my Dad last week in the Eastern part of the state and the mosquitos covered us up.We went to the Bass Pro and I bought a therma-cell earth scent,keeps mosquitos away and masks your odors too.It smelled pretty strongly like dirt,in my opinion and I too wondered if this would alert the deer.We hunted from a ground blind,(burlap and branches) and we had 3 deer come straight to us within about 15 feet .The only thing that alerted them was us trying to maneuver our bows in their direction.I think therma-cell is about the only thing out there that they don't pick up on as far as smell.
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    skitters
    Add another vote for thermacell it works for me too
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    Skeeters
    RONNIE, I also think the Deer can smell the Thermacell but I would rather spook a few Deer than get West Nile and if you have that perfect wind everyone talks about then it wouldn't matter but we know how that goes huh lol...Anyway, when I'm hunting in the mornings when the thermals are rising and lifting your scent I hate getting eat up but in the evenings as thermals and temps drop and carries our scent low to the ground I try my Best not to use it and when I do i hang it as High as I can reach. I have heard great things about the Earth Scent that Diane spoke of. I know the thermacell is the best thing that has ever been on the market for a Turkey Hunter lol
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    therma cell
    If they can smell it they must like the smell of the earth scent because they came right in,lol.
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    Thermacell
    Thermacell.....but I'm with you. I got busted opening weekend by 2 does that came in behind me in thick cover. They started blowing and I knew they couldn't see me when I realized it was my Thermacell. Needless to say they still came in around me and that was the first deer I arrowed, with good blood and lost this year.

    I don't know where to find it anymore but 8 years ago I had an all natural mosquito spray I used that smelled like pine. It worked great but I can't find it and haven't even researched it on-line, since I started using the Thermacell.
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    Thermacell
    Thanks for all of the responses. I agree with all of you guys, its a great product and I'll have to look for the earth scent mat refills. Thanks.
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    Smell
    They can smell it. I had too many spook from the scent they put off. Thermacell great on keeping mosquitos and deer away from you. Get a little higher off ground and there seems to be less mosquitos. May sound a little crazy but while hunting in Sampson County years ago I would let them bite me. It seemed that after 15 minutes of the biting they seemed to stop biting. I guess maybe they all were full. Best scent, NO SCENT!
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    Skeetos
    Hey Huntinbucks.....I'm with you on climbing high. They don't seem to be as bad in thin air...lol!

    Another thing that is suposed to keep them off you is B12. I don't know if you're suposed to build it up in your system, or crush it up and wipe it on you....lol!
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