Originally Posted By OregonMouse
Be warned that DEET doesn't do much for flies. Nor does permethrin sprayed clothing. (Been there, done that, hundreds of bites through permethrin sprayed base layer top.) In the absence of a suit of armor, nylon (woven, not knit) shirt and pants, long pants and sleeves and bug net are definitely needed.
I swear noseeums like deet, it's like whisky to them.
The wind wont howl if the wind don't break.