15 Responses to “Block Ticks And Chiggers”

  1. Corey says:

    Huh, never heard of that for bug deterrent, but there were guys I knew of that would wear them to cut down on chafing and blisters.

  2. Tami says:

    In basic training we were given these to prevent blisters in our new boots. I wore them my entire military career. They proved to be effective for many things, bug bites,, chaffing in the ‘unmentionable’ areas, sweat, insulator for cold guard duty and tactical missions, and it kept my skin from turning black in my MOPP gear. Knee highs with the toes cut out were great for covering your arms.

  3. ryan says:

    This is actually fairly true.. I treeplant in NW Ontario. And Panty hose are what myself and other planters use to repel ticks.. ask any tree planter why they were panty hose. they’ll tell you.

  4. Kay says:

    Another very ‘manly’ group – Australian lifesavers – apparently wear panty hose as protection against the extremely venomous box jellyfish.

  5. Valerie says:

    Do they make them for dogs? :)

  6. Clifford says:

    We did this fourty years ago..same reason.. bugs no get through the panty hose…you could always tell when there was a new set of guys coming in for training..there was a run on the hosery department. Glad to see they have not fallen out of fashion.

    Tsgt USAF Ret,

  7. Debbie Mosier says:

    They should make threm in cammo and maybe it’d seem more manly.

  8. Laura says:

    They are also good for cold weather. My ex and his co-workers used to wear them when they had to work outside during the Chicago winters.

    Ever wonder how women can still wear dresses in the winter? It’s our pantyhose.

  9. Cat Lee says:

    They do make them in Camo.

  10. There was a product called Rhinoskin, specially made for preventing ticks and chiggers bites. I purchased a set in Virginia a couple of years ago and as I am a tick and chigger magnet, wore them on tracking classes in Oklahoma, home of the most voracious ticks and chiggers this side of the Missisippi. Both the top and bottom camouflage parts worked magnificently and for the first time in years did not go home to Arizona scratching like a hound dog in the Ozarks! Great product and well worth the price I paid for the set.

  11. Rick says:

    I was a Navy Corpsman stationed with the Marines. Pantyhose were commonly wore(and they do work). Many times when we were going out to the field a Marine would stop by and ask me that if they were hurt if I would remove their pantyhose before I’d medevac them so that if their wife had to identify them they wouldn’t be found with pantyhose on.

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