The Bug Juice - Best use practices!
You know, there is a reason why you hear (things) screaming in the Coastal Swamps and Woods starting around Sunset... They do not have any of this on! 😮
This, as they are getting the life sucked out of them one tiny drop at a time, by these hordes of unseen (female) monsters that could drive you simply insane...
The _____________________ (you fill in the blank and maybe, I should have given you several blanks?) Sand Gnat! This as those little 1/16 of an inch Heathen's are crawling around in your hair, ears, face (near your eyes also) is simply maddening!
But like any product, if not used correctly it will not give you the best ROI (Return on Investment) or in this case... Relief from this Tiny (species) of Monster that rules on the other Planetary Bodies that they must have sprung from, as well as just about any Coastal Region including Antarctica on this Planet from what I have researched. And it does not shock me that they are also in that frozen wasteland (Tough Mothers) and can thrive in the extremely cold and dry conditions that most living things including myself, would find downright lethal! And since I don't plan on going there to go fishing anyway, they are just lying in wait under the rock and ice for (you) to show up!
Now before you are forced jump into some MOPP gear since you are ALREADY sweating in all the Heat like the (Late / Great) Stevie Ray Vaughn playing "Texas Flood -Live" to keep them off you!
Or, simply stop breathing since Co2 is what attracts them. Thus using "The Bug Juice" we think is a pretty awesome option!
Now that you are laughing and saying "Dave, No way" (Way) and no, I am not going to Antarctica to go fishing, no Tarpon there 😊 Let us go over and cover some basic tips on how to best use the various "The Bug Juice" products without having to go to these extremes denoted above.
Coverage is Key! (The Bug Juice Spray)
Unlike Mosquito's (those pansies) you really cannot effectively fend off No See Ums (Sand Gnats) with scent. Those Girls unlike your last date, simply do not care what you smell like! Kind of reminds me of an Owl that can take out a Skunk because they don't care (smell) what they get blasted with either!
So, like the full blown Jungle Warfare that it is, you need to either be covered with some good moisture wicking protective clothing, or wipe them girls out when they land! And take no prisoners either... No Sir, show them No Quarter you need to kill them all before they (mentally) take you out!
Also, unlike Mosquito's, those little Heathens don't puncture you like a needle either. No, they take those nasty little jaws and split your skin open like a dull knife, and then start feeding on your blood to lay eggs with. Remember No Quarter for them for that simple totally classless act of war alone!
And one of the reason's they will really chew up the back side of your legs IF not protected, is because your legs are usually blocking the breezes that could blow them off other parts of your skin. Really, the only weakness that they have, is their tiny fragile little wings and it does not take much turbulence to blow them off their planned landing strip, you!
As such, you need to ensure that you have "The Bug Juice" sprayed on a few times and then gently rub it over what is exposed, this and not to rub it into you! The ones that are hardheaded or lucky enough to land, need to hit this all-natural Biological Weapon and then die once they have 😊
Basically, what is happening, is one of special ingredients that Our Hero Jessica formulated with this Magic Mojo Lotion, grounds out their little micro electrical systems and as Dr. McCoy on the Enterprise said so well and will always be remembered for "He's Dead Jim" for sure!
So think of "The Bug Juice" as The Shields on your personal Enterprise and any holes in that shield (skin coverage) will allow an all-out Invasion of Unseen Micro Swamp Mother's to then feed on you!
For The Bug Juice Stick (see product picture above)
The first time you go to use it, make sure roll it around some in-between your hands to warm and help loosen it up from all sides of the container. Then give it a few light pushes on the bottom tab to help release and it move up just like a deodorant product.
Application is then simple and remember coverage is still key! Just use some small circular motions to allow your skin to warm and moisten the product for proper coverage. Again, you are trying to apply it On and not Into your skin 😊
And what I really like about this version of the product line up for fishing in particular. Is by using The Stick version you are not getting it on the bottom of your hands, to then get all over that last Fly or Lure that you just tied on... Knowing how well a fish can smell (as reported 50 times better than your Dog) any kind of foreign substance on your baits I am convinced, is the reason (why) you see many fish follow your presentations for quite some ways, and then at the last second or within X feet of them, simply turn off... You don't pour Sunscreen or The Bug Juice all over your Shrimp for dinner, you think they want that as some kind of Salad Dressing or Dipping sauce either? Nope!
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For The Bug Juice "No See Um Bite Recovery Gel"
Awesome stuff for those that have been already eaten alive and now, digging on things like your Dog (Guilty as Charged) before getting the proper defenses online! Makes me itch at times just thinking about it. This Recovery Gel works very well though and has a nice scent to it if I say so (highly subject I know) myself!
This stuff also has some cross over applications at the same time such as...
Other types insect bites like those _____________ (again, fill in the blank) Ants!
Jellyfish stings (hate those Mother's also!)
After dragging some half dull razor all over my face!
Basically, war wounds on your skin that are now Royally Ticked Off and reminding you constantly...
And lastly, The little itch stick
Which is cool little roll on tube type of product that you can keep in a pocket or other smaller little Fanny pack, Tackle / Camera Bag, Etc., And I would think that Mom and Dad (Grandparents also) with smaller children around, might want to keep one of these handy to help "Flame Out" little itchy things and help keep the little ones happier! 😊
So, hope this helps keep you from both getting chewed up, and recover quicker while helping save on your sanity! We will cover other "The Bug Juice" products as time goes along, and add them to this same guide for future reference and as we find more Best Use cases for each one.
We though would not recommend heading towards awesome places like this as the sun is setting on a different type of Monster Quest and the famous "Oh, just a few more casts" syndrome then hits (been there done that) without some "The Bug Juice" on hand and these Micro Monsters then show up!
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Oh, and speaking of itching and digging on things like your Dog.
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Tight Lines, and God Bless!