Why Do Dryer Sheets Repel Bugs?


There is a lot of debate as to whether dryer sheets repel bugs. The CDC does not acknowledge the theory, and urban legend websites claim it to be false. However, a Kansas State University study found significant reduction in fungus gnats when they used Bounce brand's Outdoor Fresh scent sheets. Upon analysis, there is a chemical composition in the sheets similar to citronella.
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