Has anyone used these?...please chime in: Insect Repellent Bracelets
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brian H
(B14) - M

Locale: Siskiyou Mtns
Has anyone used these?...please chime in: Insect Repellent Bracelets on 06/21/2012 17:20:56 MDT Print View

I just learned of them today. Bug Bam is one brand. I find mixed reviews online of course.
if you have experience worth reporting, please do.

Brian
whose son [pictured] woke him up at 3.33am w/ 3 bites itchin like crazy, ugh.

Jay Lash
(jjlash) - F
Dont sleep on it... on 06/22/2012 08:56:15 MDT Print View

I cant comment on the effectiveness as a bug repellant, but I can tell you that you want to be careful...I had a Scout wear one at summer camp a few years back. He left it on when he went to bed and woke up in the morning with what appeared to be a chemical burn on his face from sleeping with his head on the arm with the bracelet. Dont have any idea of the brand

Mark Regalia
(markr) - MLife

Locale: Santa Cruz
I'd be skeptical on 06/22/2012 09:58:39 MDT Print View

Every once in awhile some comes up with a wearable repellant. So far none that I have seen tested work. The latest is Off's clip on. Consumers found it completely ineffective. Even funnier, it warns to avoid inhaling vapors, the very thing it is suppose surround your body with.

Walter Carrington
(Snowleopard) - M

Locale: Mass.
RE: Insect repellent bracelets -- don't use them. on 06/22/2012 10:06:10 MDT Print View

Most of these don't work.
If any do work they're dangerous.
Think of flea collars for cats and dogs. They do work, but they are not approved for human use.
Use DEET or one of the natural repellents (less effective) or cover yourself with clothing and netting.

James Marco
(jamesdmarco) - MLife

Locale: Finger Lakes
Re: RE: Insect repellent bracelets -- don't use them. on 06/22/2012 10:36:24 MDT Print View

I agree. My daughter got some three weeks ago for a camping trip. The only usefull thing about them was they clamped my long sleeved shirt(permethrin dipped) around my arm. The hand with the bracelet was NOT deeted for several hours...I got three mosquito bites and a black fly bite. The other hand (deet applied via spray) got none.