Repelling Mosquitoes

I am looking for hints on what may help in keeping mosquitoes from biting.

By Caterini


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September 15, 20120 found this helpful

Mosquito repellents with Deet are effective. I prefer Deep Woods Off - in the blue or green cans. Repellents without Deet are NOT effective, no matter what anyone tells you. A Thermocell will also work. This is a small green plastic device about the size of telephone handset. It has a butane fuel cell inside and a little pad. The pad is heated by the butane, and it gives off a virtually odorless, colorless fog that keeps the mosquitoes away. The Off Garden Lamps work the same way, but are heated with a candle, so they are not as portable.

The Off clip-ons that you can attach to your belt are also good, I am told. They were sold out early this spring, so I was not able to try them. Do not fool with home recipes, listerine, dryer sheets or anything else like that. If any of that stuff worked, these products wouldn't have been invented.

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September 15, 20120 found this helpful

I've heard Skin So Soft by Avon works.

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September 20, 20120 found this helpful

Thanks for reminding me of Avon's Skin So Soft. I had forgotten all about it as a great mosquito repellant.


Probably because it appears that Avon Ladies are no more. At any rate I haven't seen or heard of any in years - probably due to the Internet Explosion.

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