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.
Q&A Related to "Why Do Dryer Sheets Repel Bugs?"
Contrary to legend dryer, or fabric softener, sheets do not repel spiders or
A fabric softener sheet is covered in chemicals, which are spread across your laundry as it dries. By design, one or more of the chemicals that coat a dryer sheet are electrically
They coat the clothes with chemical layer. Over time it will coat the dryer, too.
I am not sure, but I don't think bugs can see the wavelength, and therefore, they are not attracted to it. I don't think that they are actually repelled
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