Thursday, July 28, 2005

Some Creative Ways to Repel Mosquitoes

Thought everyone would be amused by some ideas on how to repel these pests. Received these suggestions in one of those chain emails. Who knows, they may actually work!
  • Use Bounce Fabric Softener Sheets ... Best thing ever used in Louisiana . just wipe on and go ... Great for Babies.
  • Bob, a fisherman, takes one vitamin B-1 tablet a day April through October . He said it works. He was right. Hasn't had a mosquito bite in 33 years. Try it. Every one he has talked into trying it works on them. Vitamin B-1( Thiamin Hydrochloride 100 mg.)
  • If you eat bananas, the mosquitoes like you, - something about the banana oil as your body processes it. Stop eating bananas for the summer and the mosquitoes will be much less interested.
  • This is going to floor you, but one of the best insect repellents someone found (who is in the woods every day), is Vick's Vaporub.
  • Plant marigolds around the yard, the flowers give off a smell that bugs do not like, so plant some in that garden also to help ward off bugs without using insecticides.
  • "Tough guy" Marines who spend a great deal of time "camping out" say that the very best mosquito repellant you can use is Avon Skin-So-Soft bath oil mixed about half and half with alcohol.
  • One of the best natural insect repellants that I've discovered is made from the clear real vanilla. This is the pure Vanilla that is sold in Mexico. It works great for mosquitoes and ticks, don't know about other insects.

    When all else fails--get a frog

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