The effectiveness of these products may have to do with a personís body chemistry. What works best for one birder wouldnít for another. Just thoughts from a NON-chemistís observation. I do know that some perfumes are not pleasant when worn by certain people, and the same perfumes smell wonderful for others.
Sally Jo Gibson
Report card: Lavender essential oil vs. Johnsons Baby Creamy Oil. I applied a few spots of lavender essential oil to areas of my face and arms. Walked through my wooded driveway to the highway, where gnats usually hang out and with the lavender, gnats still got me and they actually landed and stayed on the areas where I put the lavender. So for me, it will still be Johnsons Baby Creamy Oil. I know different things work for different people ... I've learned that over the years trying to combat chigger bites :-) Always eager to try new things though.
Gail in Conway
From: Gail Miller [mailto:<gail.miller...>]
Sent: Sunday, May 14, 2017 6:06 PM
To: 'David Ray' <cardcards...>; '<ARBIRD-L...>' <ARBIRD-L...>
Subject: RE: Gnat repellent
From: The Birds of Arkansas Discussion List [mailto:<ARBIRD-L...>] On Behalf Of David Ray
Sent: Sunday, May 14, 2017 4:23 PM
Subject: Gnat repellent
Does anyone have a proven sure fire repellent for gnats? I don't care if it is an old wives tale or something purchased at the store. I went to Gilliam Park today and was overrun with them. Please reply all because I am sure there are others who would be interested as well.