Don't leave home without a small "take-along" bottle of Listerine on family outings & camping trips. Do not spray directly on fine wood floors or furniture. I haven't tried it yet but I bet you could spray the towel or blanket you're going to sit on outside at a sporting event before you go, then slip it into a plastic bag and *PRESTO* no mosquitoes! Now we can actually enjoy summer evenings outdoors without that nasty "toxic greasy" feeling that bug spray leaves on our skin!
By Cyinda from Seattle
What a great idea! I'm going to try it soon on our North Florida mosquitoes. We live on the St. Johns River, so will give it a good test. Cay from FL (04/16/2008)
Sounds great. The mosquitoes are out here (upstate NY) already! I am hoping it will work on spiders too. We have so many spiders in our house, windows, deck.. cause we live on a stream and my DH is against any insecticides. (04/16/2008)
You can try it but, it may be a waste of money and yet another urban myth. (04/16/2008)
This is not true. Check it out at the link above.
(b)Editor's Note:(/b) The Snopes post deals mostly with the dish soap. It certainly won't kill them for hours but may help keep them away for a while.
Actually, this could be useful because of the thymol, eucalyptol, and menthol content - these are chemicals naturally found in herbs/plants/trees that could repel mosquitoes. Plus, it's cheap. However, I think citronella and oil of lemon eucalyptus are more useful and proven. (05/29/2008)
It doesn't kill them in their tracks.. It just keeps them away. They don't like the smell or something about listerine. (06/02/2008)
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