How it all works
Protection from Ticks
How to use the Nontix :
A small bag* (see Drawing No 1) is pinned to the sock just above the
boot or shoe (see photograph A), or (better) to the top of the gaiter
(see photograph B) on the outside of each leg.
The bag is easy to attach using a small safety pin**, and requires
little maintenance other than drying out after use, if it has become
wet. It should be stored in a small polythene bag and kept in the dark,
when not in use. The lid of your rucksack is fine.
* Any cloth material which allows the smell of the marigold to pass through will be suitable. Extensive trials have been
carried out with a cotton/linen mix.
**The pin should have a strong spring, ideally a 27mm long, hard wire safety pin.
It is a smaller version of the safety pin used in your dry cleaning, and
is made by Prym Fashion UK Ltd. It should be available at your nearest haberdashery wholesaler.
N.B. If you are brushing past vegetation higher than the level on your
body where the Nontix is pinned, it will be less effective. It will also
be less effective if you sit or lie directly on vegetation.