Mosquito repellant?

PVickJune 5, 2008

Someone on the forum asked last year about ideas for repelling mosquitoes - can't remember who.

I got the following in an email and figured I'd pass it along; I have no idea if this works or not - don't even know if it's a true story - but ....

New Use For Listerine

I was at a deck party awhile back, and the mosquitoes were having a ball biting everyone. A man at the party sprayed the lawn and deck floor with Listerine, and the little demons disappeared.

The next year I filled a 4-ounce spray bottle and used it around my seat whenever I saw mosquitoes. And voila! That worked as well. It worked at a picnic where we sprayed the area around the food table, the children's swing area, and the standing water nearby.

I tried this on my deck and around all of my doors. It works! In fact, it killed them instantly. I bought my bottle from Target and it cost me $1.89. It really doesn't take much, and it is a big bottle, too; so it is not as expensive to use as the can of spray you buy that doesn't last 30 minutes.

So, try this, please. It will last a couple of days. Don't spray directly on a wood door (like your front door), but spray around the frame. Spray around the window frames, and even inside the dog house. During the summer, I don't leave home without it.....

Pass it on.....all your friends will appreciate the information.

PV

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ramazz(8a VA)

I got this e-mail, too. I bought some Listerine, but haven't tried it. The bottle I bought is not the original kind, so I hope the "flavored" will work. I need to get a spray bottle and load it up.

Becky

    Bookmark   June 5, 2008 at 10:40AM
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medontdo(8)

use the original!! the flavored like the orange we bought don't work as well. but when i used the original it worked like a charm!! little beast were dead!! WOOO HOOO!!! ~Medo

    Bookmark   October 11, 2008 at 12:14AM
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