• Mosquito Deterrent

    Mosquito Deterrent

    Place several drops of lemon joy dish detergent on a white paper plate with 2 tsp of water on it.

    The mosquitos love it, and they'll drop dead within a few feet.

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    1. cbrogdon's Avatar
      cbrogdon -
      I have also heard that if you spray your patio furniture with Listerine, you will never have another mosquito in the area. Until it rains of course. They you would need to re-apply.
    1. Skykai's Avatar
      Skykai -
      Listerine did not work for me but I will try the Joy. I think I'm also going to try lemon grass.
    1. liana6205's Avatar
      liana6205 -
      I will have to try this, this year... Mosquitos love me and I seldom go outside after dark because of this. We live close to the river and the mosquitos are every where.... I will definitely try this thanks
    1. lgoodno's Avatar
      lgoodno -
      The mosquitos haven't shown up yet but I'm gonna try this one. I'll let you know how it works

    1. NanaTammy3's Avatar
      NanaTammy3 -
      Hi, we live in FL. Does this work and if so I really would use this as they love to bite me outside and inside my house.
    1. BoyntonSeabee's Avatar
      BoyntonSeabee -
      I'll try! Let's see what happens ^__^ my poor daughter gets the worst of it. Bites everywhere that get super swollen. So we spend crazy money on bug sprays and cortisones.
    1. LadyLantana's Avatar
      LadyLantana -
      If anyone knows a tried and true sure fire way to get rid of mosquitos without toxic chemicals, please post it here...I am going to check back soon! I have tried so many different things, and nothing has worked yet but I am not giving up!
    1. FreebieQueen's Avatar
      FreebieQueen -
      Quote Originally Posted by LadyLantana View Post
      If anyone knows a tried and true sure fire way to get rid of mosquitos without toxic chemicals, please post it here...I am going to check back soon! I have tried so many different things, and nothing has worked yet but I am not giving up!
      Actually the most effective remedy we know of that is all natural is this homemade mosquito repellent:

      Budget101.com - - MYO Mosquito Repellant | Do It Yourself Mosquito Repellent Recipes
    1. boxbbcar's Avatar
      boxbbcar -
      We have acreage that is heavily wooded. Ticks and mosquitoes are a big issue. Hate using deet sprays. The best alternative we have found is a massage oil containing eucalyptus oil and peppermint oil. We rub ourselves all over with this (including a light brush on the hair) and do not have an issue with skeeters nor ticks. Our original source for this has dried up, however I have located a store that contains the components, am going to try to mix my own. If I get a working formula will post it, but similar concoctions should be out there

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