Go to SNOPES.COM….they pretty much scientifically debunked 90% of these “remedies”…Most people just think stuff works, but it’s a placebo effect. But if you want to know MY secret for repelling them, I’ll tell you. Take one shot of whiskey 2 hours before going outdoors, then take one shot one hour before going out. Finally, take one shot every 2 hours while outdoors. Then, whether you’re bitten or not won’t matter because you’ll be sleeping like a baby. And the increased blood flow will help heal the bites faster.