Ticks!! Yes we have to start thinking seriously about them now in the North East. This very mild winter is going to overrun us with ticks this year, mark my words!! Well, how does it affect us? Wild land and brush fires!! Yep, that's where the ticks live. Also in our yards, if you live close to the woods, too. I am researching a repellent that was developed for the military and has great reviews. It's called Permethrin Premium Insect Repellent. It has a NFPA fire rating of 1 under the MSDS sheet. Waiting for a response from the Sawyer Company .Waiting for further details on the hazards to us on these types of fire calls. Sure hate to add an accelerant to my gear. Will keep you informed if all is positive!!

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Yes, I suspect ticks will be a bigger problem this year, with the warm winter in the NE there will be many that survived the winter.  I have used this product on my hunting gear with excellent results.  There should be little problem with fire, except when putting it on the gear. I don't think the pesticide is flammable but the propellemt would be, but once it is dried on your gear, no problem. 

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