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.
People hang dryer sheets on their front door to keep flies, mosquitoes and mice away from entering the house.
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