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Is it oily? if you sweat will it get in your eyes? and does it smell bad? I was looking for maybe something that clips on your belt just because I could leave it in the boat and dont have to worrie about making sure to cover every part of exposed skin.
It is pretty oily. It is like sunscreen in texture. I would not say that it smells *bad* but, it does have an odor. I would judge it for yourself. It is made for Jungle use in tropical countries that have nasty things you can catch from a mosquito bite. *Nothing* works like that stuff does, in my experience. I have tried the clip on things, and they work a little if there is no breeze and if you are stationary. If there is even the slightest breeze the repellent blows away. You could try those OFF brand Candles. Several of them around the boat would help, but still wouldn't work as good as the Ultrathon.
Haha I fall outta the boat too much to have a bug zapper. I dont really like mixing electricity and water more than I have too. :startle: Does it work good for you? Cuz I guess you could hang it where the water wont get to it
From what I understand, they dont work well for Mosquitos. Here is a quote:
"Black light insect electrocution devices (Bug Zappers, etc.) are purchased in huge quantities by homeowners due to their demonstrated ability to attract and kill thousands of insects over a 24 hr. period. One industry representative estimates that over 1.75 million of these devices are purchased annually in the U.S. But do they really control pest insects? Bug zappers do indeed kill some mosquitoes. However, the only two controlled studies conducted to date by independent investigators at the University of Notre Dame showed that mosquitoes comprised merely 4.1% and 6.4% respectively of the daily catch over an entire season. Even more important was the finding in both studies that there was no significant difference in the number of mosquitoes found in yards with or without bug zappers. What is particularly disconcerting, however, is the number of non-pest insects that comprise the vast majority of trap catch. Many of these insects are beneficial predators on other insect pests. They in turn constitute a major part of the diet of many songbirds. Indeed, reduced numbers of moth and beetle prey species have contributed significantly to the decline of songbird populations in many affluent suburbs. Insect electrocution devices undoubtedly bear some responsibility for this phenomenon. Mosquitoes continue to be more attracted to humans than to the devices. One study conducted in homeowners' backyards showed that of the insects killed by these devices, only 0.13% were female mosquitoes. An estimated 71 billion to 350 billion beneficial insects may be killed annually in the United States by these electrocuting devices. "
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