Mosquito repellant

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Postby Shadow Catcher » Fri Jun 11, 2010 4:04 pm

Mosquitoes the original skin divers! They LOVE me.

I use DEET in a 20% concentration, according to http://www.webmd.com/allergies/features ... uito-bites

Avon does not market the original Skin-So-Soft oil as a mosquito repellent, but the company has come out with a formula containing IR3535, a new EPA-approved mosquito repellent.

IR3535 belongs to drug maker Merck, and it has been used as a mosquito repellent in Europe for 20 years. Avon's products are the only ones with IR3535 available in the U.S.

A good bit of the why and wherefore on the web site.
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Postby COCamper » Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:05 am

These are all great ideas that I have never thought of, so thanks! I've heard there is a medication specifically for keeping the little buggers off. Is this true? Do I need a prescription?
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Postby godskid » Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:26 pm

You are probably thinking of DEET. It is available in plenty of over the counter mosquito repellants. It works quite well.

However, it bothers some people. It makes my skin burn, as if I already had a sunburn. So I try not to use it. If you haven't tried it, go ahead and try it once. If it doesn't bother your skin, it will work great to keep the mosquitos away!
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Postby Dirran » Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:31 pm

7 miles?
They wouldn't live long enough to make the trip, and over that radius or even in a straight line, there would be millions of other distractions.
I think that is another of those 'facts' that cannot be proven or disputed. :thinking:
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Postby Miriam C. » Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:37 pm

:( We tried the Listerine thing and clearly the Mosquitoes were not impressed. I got dive bombed by the whole group... :shock:
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Postby Larwyn » Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:59 pm

Miriam C. wrote::( We tried the Listerine thing and clearly the Mosquitoes were not impressed. I got dive bombed by the whole group... :shock:


They cannot fly in much of a wind, if there is power and no wind, a good fan will keep them away better than any chemical. I have watched them zero in on the scent head straight toward it, then when they get within a certain distance of the fan make an abrupt involuntary 90 degree turn. Even if they come flying in with a tail wind they cannot stop and bite..... :lol:
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Postby Henderson » Sat Jul 31, 2010 5:05 pm

I HAVE USED BLEACH FOR YEARS. I PUT A SMALL AMOUNT A INCH OR SO IN A MASON JAR. OPEN THE JAR WHEN YOUR OUTSIDE OND CLOSE IT UP TO STORE. NO NEED TO MPUT ANYTHING ON YOU BODY. AND HAVE YOU EVER SEEN VERY MANY BITTING BUG ATTHE POOL?
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Postby canned o minimum » Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:23 pm

Bleach...I've never heard of that one. But I've heard that if ya eat GARLICK the bugs don't like you.
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