"He causeth the grass to grow for food, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth; And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth a man's heart." ~Psalm 104: 14-15
Originally, we were going to make an apple cider herbal extract, using dried peppermint and lavender flowers-but the rate the bites were multiplying at was far to quick for a 3 week wait! So we substituted this and that. Now I'm off to make some oils, and hopefully repel more bugs, or relieve the sting and itch when they do make a meal of a leg, arm or foot!
(If you're looking to chase away other pests, read about the DIY Scat-Sacks we came up with.)