OK, mosquitos...prepare to be
Use Bounce Fabric Softener Sheets...Best thing ever
used in Louisiana..just wipe on & go...Great for
Bob, a fisherman, takes one vitamin B-1 tablet a
day April through October . He said it works.
He was right.
The odor the tablet gives out through your skin
(YOU can not smell it) repels mosquitos, black
no seeum's, and gnat's. It does not work on
stinging insects. 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( Thiamine Hydrochloride 100 mg.)
Kenn said NPR reports that if you eat bananas, the
mosquitos like you, something about the banana oil
as your body processes it. (Maybe they need the
potassium too- LOL)
Stop eating bananas for the summer and the
mosquitos will be much less interested.
This is going to floor you, but one of the best
insect repellents someone found (who is in the
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
half and half with alcohol.
Mix your own:
20 drops Eucalyptus oil
20 drops Cedarwood oil
10 drops Tea Tree oil
10 drops Geranium oil
2 oz. carrier oil ( such as Jojoba )
Mix together in a 4 oz. container. Apply to skin as
needed avoiding the eye area. Keep out of reach
of children. Test on a small area of skin for
sensitivities . Experiment with different
percentages of essential oil.
One of the best natural insect repellants is made
from the clear real vanilla (not the grocery store
vanilla extract which is mostly alcohol). This is
the pure vanilla that is sold in Mexico. It's cheap
there if you know
of someone that lives there or in the US close to
the border. If not, health food stores usually
carry it or can order it
for you. I use it half vanilla and half water and
find that it works great for mosquitoes and ticks,
don't know about other insects. when all else fails
- Get a frog!
Fight West Nile...pass this along to all your
friends in skeeter land!!!