I don't like working with capes that have been sprayed with insecticide, especially if I'm gonna have them in my face 14 hrs a day. Some of the deer I'm taking in are livid with ticks. I can handle just about anything, except, a tick crawling up the back of my neck. In desperation, I took a dab of Vap-O-Rub and smeared it across the back of my neck. It repels them some, or they get mired in it trying to crawl upward, and are easy to remove, even while wearing gloves. Sure helps! Now, if I can just develop a way to keep them off a few other places they like to hide. LOL!