Buffalo gnats are from Satan. This, however, is a Godsend:
I am no entomologist, nor do I pretend to be, but we have fought those annoying gnats during the April-May-June months for about five years now. They fly at your eyes, in your mouth, around your ears and drive you bonkers. Then they bite, especially your ears. And sometimes around your eyes. I once took lunch to John in the field, where he proceeded to squint at me and ask what in the world was wrong with me. And you know, I thought my eye felt funny. Turns out, one of those things had bit me on the eyelid and it had swelled to epic proportions. Truly lovely.
Anyway, our defense of choice over the years has been vanilla – straight out of the bottle, dabbed around the face and ears and neck. It's nice, because we all smell like cookies. Then we heard about Buggins. It rocks. We found it at our local Ace Hardware store, right in town. And according to their website's extensive list of retailers, Menards also carries it.
Go forth and get some. Enjoy your weekend. It's good stuff.
(This blog not paid for by Buggins. I just really like it.)