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Besides bug spray & citronella candles, what are some ways to deal with mosquitos?

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Asked by CafeMom Team at 11:34 AM on Jun. 18, 2008 in Home & Garden

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  • "Skin So Soft" from Avon. We live in the south and deal with mosquitoes all summer long. "SSS" has been what we used all my life growing up and even now.
    Julianne301

    Answer by Julianne301 at 12:25 PM on Jun. 18, 2008

  • Dryer sheets. Rub them on your skin and/or wear them in your pockets. It really works!
    Hecate9

    Answer by Hecate9 at 12:25 PM on Jun. 18, 2008

  • taking a vitamin b-1 (thiamine) repels them from biting you.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:26 PM on Jun. 18, 2008

  • If you mean in your yard there is this stuff out that you spray in the yard I think its by Cutter and it works great you hook it to your water hose. Also get rid of all standing water and if you have pet water outside check it for larva. Do not wear perfumes/use scented detergents, soaps, shampoos, lotions
    who_youd_b2day

    Answer by who_youd_b2day at 12:27 PM on Jun. 18, 2008

  • if you are chillin out side put some bucketrs of water around the area were your chillin not too close it will draw the mosquitos away from you into the water. There are also these little bags you can hang around that catch the mosquitos I dont know they are called but there out there!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:28 PM on Jun. 18, 2008

  • I've heard that putting the orange (a.k.a. nasty) listerine in a spray bottle and spraying your lawn will keep them away...don't know if it really works. But you can try it.
    momo2nsngl

    Answer by momo2nsngl at 12:29 PM on Jun. 18, 2008

  • Real vanilla from Mexico. Not the artificial immatation in the stores.
    spray it on and you are good to go.
    They hate it.
    plus it is a natural spray and you smell good too.
    adamandramona

    Answer by adamandramona at 12:39 PM on Jun. 18, 2008

  • make sure you dont have any standing water anywhere near your home. be sure to keep your screens in your doors and windows if you want fresh air in your house - for kids protection i would be sure to keep them sprayed while outdoors this will prevent any disease spreading to your children.
    vakatia

    Answer by vakatia at 1:15 PM on Jun. 18, 2008

  • My mother used to plant Marigolds and Geraniums. Taking odor-free garlic (found in vitamin section) helps...be sure it is the odor-free because the garlic smell will permeate from your pores.
    FictionalGypsy

    Answer by FictionalGypsy at 6:48 PM on Jun. 18, 2008

  • Build or buy bat houses!
    IndianaMom03

    Answer by IndianaMom03 at 11:15 PM on Jun. 18, 2008

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