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I have a severe mosquito problem at my home. Only outside, thankfully, but that's where I like to spend all of my time. I don't have any standing water that I'm aware of but my lot is surrounded by pine trees. What can I do to get rid of them? I am getting anywhere from 3 to 50 bites (yes, that many) every time I walk outside for more than 5 minutes. I'm miserable. Please help!

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Maggie from VA

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August 13, 20070 found this helpful
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Rub a little vinegar on your exposed skin. It repels "skeeters" quite well.

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August 13, 20070 found this helpful

A couple of ideas. 1. From a previous post, wipe yourself down with a sheet of "Bounce" to keep mosquitos off. 2. In a small white dish, put a couple of inches of water and then add a small amount of lemon scented dish liquid. I know the second one works.

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August 25, 20070 found this helpful

Use the GONE product. It works like a dream and no DEET. It is a bracelet that you wear and it emits a beautiful fragrance that keeps mozzies away

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April 20, 20080 found this helpful

Here in the Southern states we need all the help we can get to "Rid the skeeters"! I know the marigolds work , I am pretty sure that you need a special type of geranium though! However they both look great.

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June 19, 20080 found this helpful

I live in NCR, India. Have tried using potted lemongrass and marigold placed next to doors. No effect. Did not crush the leaves though. In my next round of trials I will crush some leaves while they are still attached to the plant because I don't like rubbing anything on my skin.

I have also tried putting a few drops of lemongrass or citronella oil in water and heating it in lamps available for this purpose. However this too seems to have no or negligible effect.

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What can be more efective is to burn 'mosquito coils' available in India outside the doors that are used for exiting the house.

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October 23, 20080 found this helpful

I live in Houston, Texas, USA and we have mosquitos all year round, even in the winter.

I tried the Bounce dryer sheets and they didn't work for me, but I sure smelled nice!

Good luck!

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December 12, 20090 found this helpful

I've found the best way to kill mosquitoes is with outdoor traps. They can cover a large or small area and are incredibly effective.

Here's a good link on how they work:

http://www.mosq … ow-it-works-demo

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August 8, 20160 found this helpful

I had the same problem and was even afraid to walk to the composter without my Off fan. We had a standing joke that people invited me to their garden parties just to keep the mosquitos off the other guests.

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Some people who camp out a lot told me to take extra B vitamins. And then I had a routine blood test at the dr. and found out I was low on vitamin B. He recommended B-12. I've been taking one 100 mg a day and haven't been bitten all summer.

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