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  1. DEET and ticks

    Quote Originally Posted by fcoulter View Post
    I did my good deed for the week last weekend, feeding the ticks of Central Florida.

    It's not that I wanted to, but my 25% DEET Off didn't appear to convince the ticks to bother someone else. I thought DEET repelled ticks.

    So, what's the story on ticks and DEET. Does it have to be a higher percentage? Does DEET work on ticks at all? Does DEET break down over time -- it was an old container of Off?

    (I'd recommend against the Longleaf Pine Trail's loop