[at-l] Fire Ants

giniajim jplynch at crosslink.net
Wed Apr 25 08:35:54 CDT 2012

Does an insect repellent ward them off?  Do hikers know what the treatment 
is if you do get bitten by them?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Thinktraub Thinktraub" <hikeinmountains at gmail.com>
To: <at-l at backcountry.net>
Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 8:51 AM
Subject: Re: [at-l] Fire Ants

> They should be in Erwin and Hot Springs and other southern trail towns
> soon, if they're not there already.  And the lower elevations of the 
> trail.
> Since they've made their way up to 3,000 feet in the Smokies already, 
> watch
> were you set up your tent (or step, or sit) in gaps and other lower
> elevation areas.  These suckers are bad news.


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