Who doesn’t enjoy a little nibbling of the ears now and then? Unless of course it from gnats and mosquitoes. The gnats this year have been ridiculous (have I mentioned that before?) Seems like they like to hang around places that have a lot of rain. That would be us ~this summer especially. Every time I have a job to do in the garden or a stone patio to build, those little buggers like to whiz into my ears and eyes. Sometimes it was so bad I would put off going out to get some gardening done until they were gone. Not anymore! I started wearing a Slogger’s Buzz Off Wide Brim Hat. I am not generally a big fan of hats, but when I saw the insect repellent feature on these hats, I had to try it. Sure enough, it works! Now I look like a responsible gardener warding off the dangerous rays of the sun when I am really just trying to keep those damn bugs away! But, little did I know when I first saw these , they have a UPF 50+. What a deal~ looks good, protects from the sun and it keeps the bugs away. YaY! So now when I am gardening they fly around me but they do not go under my hat. I gave one to my friend for her birthday and she loves it. She trimmed her hedges (and she has a lot of hedges), she can’t believe how well it worked keeping those gnats out of her face, and she really loves the sun protection. The other day when I was out in the vegetable garden, my son said, “Nice hat! What’s with the gnats around your head though?” They were all around, but they were not getting in my eyes or ears or face. Works for me!