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listerine for mosquitos???

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Tango3, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    seeking non-toxic mosquito repellant ideas I found some anecdotal information that using listerine mouthwash in a spray bottle helps with mosquitos
    ( an in formal net poll found 62%who tried it had "some sucess" )

    Urban Legends Poll Results
    vicks vaporub is also mentioned:
    mint leaves and vicks can help

    <dl><dd>I've found Vicks very useful as the mosquito repellent. What's the annoying chemical in it for mosquitoes? For other insects such as house flies, I found mint leaves dipped in a bowl of water are very effective.</dd><dt>—Guest irfana aamir</dt></dl>http://chemistry.about.com/u/ua/summerchemistry/naturalrepellentsthatwork.htm

    scratch scratch scratch...
  2. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    At our last camping trip, my Mr. tried vinegar (info. from another thread here). The first night; they got him (apparently, it hadn't gone through his whole system) and the rest of the time he was left alone.

    Co-ink-ee-dink? [dunno]

    I'd be more apt to try the Listerine. - Did you know it works for dry scalp, too?
  3. SLugomist

    SLugomist Monkey++

    Eat a few match heads the day before you go into the bush. Then you'll sweat sulfur and keep skeeters away.
  4. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    thanks for the tip but:
  5. SLugomist

    SLugomist Monkey++

    actually they aren't all that bad and are very effective.
  6. fortunateson

    fortunateson I hate Illinois Nazis!

    Not that bad?
    As in - go down easy with a swig of whiskey


    "4 out of 5 doctors agree"....

    Seriously - does anyone know whether this is dangerous or not?
  7. SLugomist

    SLugomist Monkey++

    not dangerous. not that bad with a swig of water.

    You will actually smell the sulfur in your sweat, btw

    Conversely you could load up on garlic, which is high in sulfur, it is good at keeping blood suckers away.
  8. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    I would think doing the MTV Jackass show: Steve-o" light your farts" thing would be a really bad idea???[slow]
    picard. firecracker.
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