1 year ago
Last edited at 12:09PM on 8/9/2012
The easiest way to avoid mosquitoes is to stay indoors during dawn and dusk, the top times for mosquito activity. When outdoors, use citronella candles and avoid standing water, which attracts the pests. Apply a mosquito repellent with Deet. or for a more natural deterrent, apply oil of lemon eucalyptus, which has been proven to protect against mosquitoes for up to 4 hours.
1 year ago
Last edited at 3:00PM on 8/10/2012
welll what i do really works is u let them bite u then if they itch that bad that u have to use simething to get rid of the itsh u put on any deoderent on it then it will work but u cant mess with it Good luck!!!!! :)
Don't use any soap that smell perfumy; Ivory is good for the summer. Never use any cologne or perfume; they attract insects especially mosquitoes. Never wear black clothing especially in the evening; they like to hide anywhere they see darkeness. If you eat food with garlic they will stay away from you they hate the smell; garlic is so strong that it penetrate through your skin, they sense the smell and quickly fly away. Good Luck.
I think we has all established that bug spray doesn't really prevent mosquito's as well as advertised. An easy NATURAL bug repentant is lemon. Rub it on your skin and make sure to keep it out of your eyes. It smells awesome and actually helps moisturize skin.
Don't listen to them!!! They are all lying! What you need to do is take an empty spray bottle and fill it 11/13 of the way up with water. Let the water sit for 6-12 hours so it is perfectly room temperature. Then add 1/4 cup of sugar to the water. Red food dye is also helpful. If you add 12-15 drops it's pigment won't show up on you, but the bugs can't stand it! I used to get bitten once or twice just going from my front door to my mailbox, but once I've sprayed this all over, it's like bugs can't stand me! This has changed my life!
In my state, the mosquito is comicly known as our 'state bird'....they're humongous in size. ;-) Up here, no store can seem to keep enough Vitamin B1 on the shelf in the summer, because it works so well in repelling mosquitoes. Just take 1-2 tabs/day....it's water-soluble, so don't worry...you won't overdose on that amount. And, it works wonders.
I saw on the " BETTER" TV SHOW that using dryer sheets help keep mosquitoes away. They have this man on there that tells you all types of home remedies for a lot of stuff. I know that this sounds weird, but that's what he said.
if you tale cod liver oil the mosquito's will more then likely leave you alone. you can get gel tablets now and won't have to taste it or have it on your breath. i have done this for many years and it works quiet well.
Always stay indoors. but if there's any reason you need to go out,put a spray called OFF. OFF works but it smells horrible. you could also use this circle thing that you put around your waist and it keeps mosquitos of of you.
Face it, summer's almost over anyways. Lol! I guess dryer sheets work pretty good too! If you have a dog, you can wrap a dryer sheet around their collar and it'll keep the mosquitoes away from them too. :)
Staying out of shaded areas will help limit your exposure to mosquitoes. When the sun is very warm, mosquitoes will retreat into shaded areas since they cannot handle the high UV rays from the sun. This is why dusk and dawn is where you will see the most activity for mosquitoes. It is best to avoid having still water in your yard which is where mosquitoes lay their eggs. It is basically impossible to avoid all mosquitoes even with bug sprays and other things.
I have heard rumors that they hate the yellow colour, but I am not sure if this is true, actually. I bought a bracelet which costs about 3.5 euro that is smelling in a way that the mosquitoes will be disgusted from you. I know that it contains hinokithiol, lemon and eucalypt oil so these are the ingredients which fight off the awful insects. The name of the bracelet is ''Mosquito Away'' and the trademark is Japanese, The bracelet works about 2 months.
I watched a program a few weeks ago and a naturopathic doctor recommended catnip spray (I found it at the supermarket in the pet section) will keeps the mosquitoes away as they hate the smell. I bought some but haven't tried it yet. The doctor swore it works and is a safe alternative to harmful chemicals.
First of all, I'm OLD. Secondly, I don't think this is even a "secret" any more, but it's THE best: Skin So Soft, made by Avon = one or two capsful, in your bath OR if you only shower, I believe Avon now sells the pads. Mum did this for us, as kids and I SWEAR it repels 'squitos!!
the first two responses you received were your most sound advice. I'd follow both foxtrot and candybar's advice. For some strange reason "skin so soft" by avon does work well and citronella does wonders and it is always preferable to try natural products first. In my medical practice I do occasionally see infected bug bites and they are carriers of the west nile virus and several other unhealthy illnesses.
1 year ago
Last edited at 3:41AM on 8/23/2012
Too bad but you cannot avoid them. Because there are mosquitoes everywhere. However, there is a mosquito repellant lotion which you can buy over the counter. You might as well consider trying kechara protection chakras. Hope all is well.