Skip to comments.Florida Man Ends Run Covered in Gnats. Here’s How You Can Avoid the Same Fate
Posted on 06/20/2019 12:19:09 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Jon Bates owns Addicted to Fitness, a gym in Naples, Florida. As a personal trainer, he ends his nights by running 3.5 to 4 miles for both mental therapy and as a way to get his workout in.
Bates said his friends give him a hard time about being outside in the humidity and heat when he has access to an air-conditioned gym, but he enjoys his outdoor runs, and the chance to sweat in the fresh air.
So last Monday, he set out for his usual run, but on a slightly different route. He told Runners World he kept coming across swarms of gnats that would just pop up.
What do you do? You just gotta run, he said. I closed my eyes and mouth and blew through them and kept running.
Bates said he didnt think much about the swarms of pests until he got done running. Then, he looked down and realized he was covered with them.
They didnt bite, its just kind of an annoyance. I was literally covered in gnats, he said. Its gross, you know.
Its definitely unpleasant, but could it be a health risk? We tapped some insect and infectious disease experts to find out.
Gnats are certainly very annoying, but the ones that bite humans are not known to transmit infections, Michelle Barron, M.D., an infectious disease physician at UCHealth in Colorado, told Runners World.
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“What do you do? You just gotta run, he said. I closed my eyes and mouth and blew through them and kept running. “
Florida man doesn’t break for swarms of insects!
Maybe for cheap beer.....but not a face-full of gnat!
That’s a gnatty orgy on his face. Yuck.
How’s that Molasses skin lotion working for you?
So slathering yourself in butter is not recommended?
Just stay home on the couch.
Rode my bike down River Road outside Waterville, OH one evening when suddenly I saw a YUGE cloud of gnats across both lanes. I had just enough time to nod my helmet visor shut. Can y’all say gnat paste? Yuck...
“Avon’s Skin So Soft or Cutters will work”
I got the impression he just ran through a swarm and they stuck to his sweaty skin. Repellant wouldn’t have been effective in this case.
Yes, we have annoying swarms of gnats at a local trail at times; there’s no way around them, you just have to try not to inhale or breathe with your mouth open for a few seconds.
Buggins is great and it does smell nice.
In a pinch, vanilla extract works on dogs and people. I think it’s one of the ingredients of Buggins.
Yes, but I am glad to see that he is getting fresh air and exercise!
It’s pretty cool to inhale the gnats while running and have them all stuck up in your sinuses. They come out in pieces later on with blowing the nose and coughing.
If you don’t want the gnats all stuck up in your sinuses, by the way, you can wear a cheap mosquito head net (available from Amazon and other sites). ;-)
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