Why Do Dryer Sheets Repel Bugs?

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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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Contrary to legend dryer, or fabric softener, sheets do not repel spiders or
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They coat the clothes with chemical layer. Over time it will coat the dryer, too.
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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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People hang dryer sheets on their front door to keep flies, mosquitoes and mice away from entering the house.
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