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Hi, I have tried everything, dryer sheets, bug spray, skin so soft and they keep biting. It has been a bad year so far with mosquitos here in Wi. My husband counted my bites from just over the weekend and there were 153 and thats with Depp Woods Bug spray!!

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    Jaimie
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    Hi, I have tried everything, dryer sheets, bug spray, skin so soft and

    they keep biting.

    It has been a bad year so far with mosquitos here in Wi.

    My husband counted my bites from just over the weekend and there were

    153 and thats with Depp Woods Bug spray!!



    Ticks are bad too this year...They come from the ground so I can

    usually catch them when we all come inside as they crawl up pants or

    legs but they are terrible.



    Any ideas? Thank you very much.









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    Denise
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    Have you tried spraying Listerine? That's what we use when camping in

    combination with one of those Off lanterns and we haven't had problems.



    Good luck,

    Denise








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    valarie wade
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    have you tried the skin so soft bug guard ? It is specifically for mosquitos and

    deer ticks. Also chiggers and no-seeums.





    ----- Original Message ----

    From: Jaimie <sosoft_2003@yahoo.com>

    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com

    Sent: Tuesday, June 3, 2008 1:32:19 AM

    Subject: Budget101.com : Help! Mosquito Madness....lol....Does anyone have

    ideas?





    Hi, I have tried everything, dryer sheets, bug spray, skin so soft and

    they keep biting.






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    mem68
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    I have read to take vit B to keep the mosquitos away.

    ----- Original Message -----

    From: "Jaimie" <sosoft_2003@yahoo.com>

    To: <Budget101_@yahoogroups.com>

    Sent: Monday, June 02, 2008 11:32 PM

    Subject: Budget101.com : Help! Mosquito Madness....lol....Does anyone have

    ideas?





    > Hi, I have tried everything, dryer sheets, bug spray, skin so soft and

    > they keep biting.

    > It has been a bad year so far with mosquitos here in Wi.








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    Karen Howell
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    IF you find something, let us know!! I've tried SkinSoSoft by Avon and it works ok where I've sprayed it but the mosquitos seem to know that I went knee high so they aim for the thigh! I've tried the dryer sheets and that didn't do anything for me and the Vit. B I've been taking for a year and absolutely no results with it. But, I think everyones body chemistry is different so what works for one may not work for another. I know years ago they said things like no perfume and wear either dark or light clothes and I tried all those and nothing. I think certain people's blood smells different - since I was a teen (I'm 58 now)I've been bitten a lot and people around me will have no bites or one or two and I'm sporting 30+. I figure it could be worse - snakes could love me instead of mosquitos!! lol KarenMO

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    Walker, Marybeth
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    I haven’t followed this thread very closely, so
    please forgive me if someone already sent in this idea. But my mother in law
    just sent me an email that said you could keep mosquitoes away from an area by
    simply spritzing Listerine around on the ground. Like say, if you were going
    to have dinner on your patio, you could just spritz the Listerine on the patio
    floor and it should keep the mosquitoes away. I have never tried this, so I
    can’t vouch for it, but it seems like it’s worth a try. If you can
    put the stuff in your mouth, it should be safe enough to spray around pets and
    kids.




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    coutant5
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    have you tried eating garlic? I never get bitten and its because I eat fresh garlic in a lot of my food.
    [quote]
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Karen Howell
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 2008 8:25 AM
    Subject: Budget101.com : Re: Help! Mosquito Madness....lol....Does anyone have ideas?






    IF you find something, let us know!! I've tried SkinSoSoft by Avon and it works ok where I've sprayed it but the mosquitos seem to know that I went knee high so they aim for the thigh!
    I've tried the dryer sheets and that didn't do anything for me and the Vit. B I've been taking for a year and absolutely no results with it.
    But, I think everyones body chemistry is different so what works for one may not work for another. I know years ago they said things like no perfume and wear either dark or light clothes and I tried all those and nothing. I think certain people's blood smells different - since I was a teen (I'm 58 now)I've been bitten a lot and people around me will have no bites or one or two and I'm sporting 30+.
    I figure it could be worse - snakes could love me instead of mosquitos!! lol KarenMO








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    Christine Bergeron
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    My 8 yr old son gets eaten alive and the bites balloon up toalmost golf ball sized hard lumps that are hot to the touch. While my husband could stand in a swarm of them and not get biten at all and if he does he has no reaction to it. Where I will have to scratch so bad I sometimes break to skin.

    Karen Howell <karensbirds@yahoo.com> wrote: IF you find something, let us know!! I've tried SkinSoSoft by Avon and it works ok where I've sprayed it but the mosquitos seem to know that I went knee high so they aim for the
    thigh! I've tried the dryer sheets and that didn't do anything for me and the Vit. B I've been taking for a year and absolutely no results with it. But, I think everyones body chemistry is different so what works for one may not work for another. I know years ago they said things like no perfume and wear either dark or light clothes and I tried all those and nothing. I think certain people's blood smells different - since I was a teen (I'm 58 now)I've been bitten a lot and people around me will have no bites or one or two and I'm sporting 30+. I figure it could be worse - snakes could love me instead of mosquitos!! lol KarenMO


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    aardvark
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    >... dryer sheets, >...



    Sorry, waste of time and $$ ; Urban legend.



    DEET is still the gold standard. I know some folks swear by other

    stuff and do not like "chemicals." The magic word "natural" does not

    guarantee wonderful. The plague is "natural;" great white sharks are

    "natural." But the decision is certainly up to you.



    After a case of Lyme Disease last year from a known tick bite(using

    bug spray--they're not perfect) I use even more! I do 18th c.

    reenacting. In one intensely tick-infested field this spring, several

    others (men who were too macho to use spray) were bitten. Although I

    saw several on me and my clothes, I had no bites.



    Best wishes...being a skeeter magnet is no fun -- BTDT.



    aardvark








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    Sue
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    My niece had the same problem. We carry around a bottle of rubbing alcohol and

    put a dash on the bite as soon as it's noticed. Swelling & itch stop! It's not a

    repellant, but it certainly helps after the bite! Sue












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    T. Kay
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    I read somewhere that a bottle of Listerine, the cheapest you can find will keep mosquitos away. You just sprintz it on the floor and walls. I haven't tried it yet but Iwill soon now that summer is here.

     
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    mem68
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    Have you tried tieing a downy cloth to your belt loop?

    ----- Original Message -----

    From: "Sue" <sue1278@yahoo.com>

    To: <Budget101_@yahoogroups.com>

    Sent: Thursday, June 05, 2008 1:12 AM

    Subject: Budget101.com : Re: Help! Mosquito Madness....lol....Does anyone

    have ideas?





    > My niece had the same problem. We carry around a bottle of rubbing alcohol

    and put a dash on the bite as soon as it's noticed. Swelling & itch stop!

    It's not a repellant, but it certainly helps after the bite! Sue








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    Ann Garner
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    At 02:28 PM 6/5/2008, you wrote:

    >I read somewhere that a bottle of Listerine, the cheapest you can

    >find will keep mosquitos away. You just sprintz it on the floor and

    >walls. I haven't tried it yet but I will soon now that summer is here.





    http://www.snopes.com/oldwives/dishsoap.asp



    Ann in Arkansas










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    nauticalnana
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    <FONT face="Arial" color="#000000" size="2">well, my son and i get eat up by the mosquitos. we did the listerine thing (actually walmarts brand) on the patio and it did help some. yesterday though the flies were really biting so i sprayed some directly on me and not another bug came near me.
    Sher
    "Faith is not developed by miracles. Miracles are a result of great faith!"


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    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Ann Garner
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Thursday, June 05, 2008 10:14 PM
    Subject: Re: Budget101.com : Re: Help! Mosquito Madness....lol....Does anyone have ideas?





    At 02:28 PM 6/5/2008, you wrote:
    >I read somewhere that a bottle of Listerine, the cheapest you can
    >find will keep mosquitos away. You just sprintz it on the floor and
    >walls. I haven't tried it yet but I will soon now that summer is here.

    http://www.snopes.com/oldwives/dishsoap.asp

    Ann in Arkansas





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    bluebayou63
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    I got the email on listerine also so I looked it up on snopes.com. It

    said it does not work, sorry... I was so hoping it would.

    On another board, someone said she had found that using body lotion

    (any type) for mosquito bites is very effective. Moisturizing lotion

    rather than drying alcohol is what works.

    I'm going to try it.

    Glenda in FL





    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "T. Kay" <tkay@...> wrote:

    >

    > I read somewhere that a bottle of Listerine, the cheapest you can

    find will

    > keep mosquitos away. You just sprintz it on the floor and walls.

    I haven't

    > tried it yet but I will soon now that summer is here.

    >

    >   

    > T. Kay from Oklahoma

    >










 

 
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