Keep bugs from hovering about you while you're working with fabric softener sheets.
It seems many flying insects, like those tiny, but annoying, gnats that cluster around your head, don't like the smell of scented dryer sheets. Regular scent Bounce is the brand most often touted as having this insect repelling ability, but gardeners have reported success with other brands too. I guess it depends on your bugs and your chemistry.
Tuck a sheet under your hat brim and maybe in your socks or sleeves too.