There are three solutions I am aware of that will work well when dealing with ticks.
First, Cabela’s sells an undergarment system called Bug Skinz that will keep them off your legs and upper body. This is a good system that I have used before. It is kind of warm on hot days, but it’s worth it for sure.
The second method I have used on short trips outdoors during the late summer is to simply duct tape the cuffs of my pants to the tops of my boots. This works great and keeps the ticks on the outside. Of course if you are going to be outside for long periods, you will want more protection for your upper body.
The third method is a product from Game Hide called Elimitick. This is a clothing line that has tick repellent built right into the fabric. I am not sure if it smells to the deer or not, but Game Hide promotes it heavily for bowhunters who are affected by ticks.
One of these three methods should work well for you. The first two are for sure odorless, though I’m not as familiar with the third method. A little more research is no doubt in order.
I don’t have a big tick problem, but right at this exact second, chiggers are driving me crazy. Well, at least their bites are. The damn things are supposed to eat plants, not human skin-surely these things are the devils minions.
I haven’t had to deal with any severe chigger issues for almost 20 years. Back in 98 I had over 30 bites though. If you have ever read about what they actually do when they bite you you will be even more disgusted.
Ticks wont spread disease unless they have been on there for 24 hours or more, plus there easy to feel if they have bit or are crawling on you. You only really have to worry if they have attached themselves to you in your sleep because then you wont feel it, thats why I carry anti-bug spray in my BOB.
the amount of tourists I see walking on Dartmoor(local national park) in inappropriate clothing is beyond me, guys walking in long grass and gorse wearing shorts and t shirts and women in strappy tops, no wonder they get covered in ticks, cover up for crying out loud!!!!!