Sunday, May 16, 2010

Unlikely mosquito repellents

The most common way to avoid mosquito bites when outdoors is to use a citronella candle.

Planting marigolds around your house can also discourage them from hanging around.

You can likewise use citronella oil on your skin as a repellent
For your child try using Yarrow tea.

You can mist this on them to repel mosquito bites.

This is a safe and affective way to protect children.

Lemon Balm is an alternative to prevent bites for children as well.

Pure vanilla, believe it or not, actually repels mosquitoes.

If you use imitation vanilla it won't work though.

Mosquitoes are not the only bugs that don't like vanilla, so it's good to keep around.

You can put vanilla on your pulse points to keep away the bugs.

Who would think that lavender, as wonderful as it smells, would be a natural insect repellent.

You can use the flower to rub on your skin or use the oil on your pulse points just as you would for perfume.

This is proof that you don't have to smell like a chemical to keep away the bugs.

This last suggestion might sound funny but by eating garlic, you will repel mosquitoes.

Mosquitoes will not go near a field of garlic.

Mosquitoes hate garlic

 You can use this to your advantage by rubbing a little onto your exposed skin, or eat it and it will permeate through your pores

Citronella candles are effective and also can be rubbed on your skin

Vitamin B-1 (thiamine hydrochloride) is known to give off an odor through the skin that repels mosquitos and also gnats, no seeums and black flies.

A 100 mg. tablet, taken once daily should be effective.

Plants such as marigolds, lavenderr, cinnamon, rosemary, catnip, and peppermint repel mosquitoes and can be planted in your garden.

Centerpieces made of the same plants will also work and can be planted later

Bats are natural predators of mosquitoes.

Take advantage of this by building bat houses to encourage them to take up residence.

When sitting outside, place a large electric fan by you.

Mosquitos are too weak to fly against the air current.

Select a fresh lemon that is nicely ripe and firm but not hard.

Cut the lemon in half and remove any seeds that are on the surface of the lemon where you've cut it

Rub the lemon directly on your mosquito bite and feel the relief!


Ashley said...

Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus is a naturally derived product that is recommended by the EPA and CDC for use as a repellent. I have tried the Cutter and Repel Oil of Eucalyptus product and they work great. The best part is that they don't have the awful smell that DEET does. It's another nice option for those of us who don't want to uses synthetic materials as bug spray.

Antony said...

Thanks for your comment