Here in Eastern NC, between the coast and swamps, ya need to look out for the skitters, you could probably shoot'em with a shotgun, and we are wrapped up in pine tree's (tickhaven).
The best tick prevention that we have seen is the pemethrin, (if you go to walmart it is in the camping section), spray your clothes, shoes and socks (not your body) and let it dry you'll be good for several weeks. http://www.walmart.com/ip/Sawyer-Produc ... r/19887389
Thermocell is the bomb for skitters and black flys. They will keep them away, they have reproduced the smell of a chrysanthemum flower, "The repellent is allethrin, a copy of a repellent that naturally occurs in chrysanthemum flowers. It repels mosquitoes, black flies, and no-see-ums, and will not harm humans or pets". They are worth the money from Walmart http://www.walmart.com/search/search-ng ... nstraint=0
If you were to buy a couple of boxes of Winchester Turkey load shells you could send off and get one free. It just probably want be in, in time for this turkey season.