Listerine Bug Spray

If you don't have any bug spray around - try using Listerine. It kills them just as fast as the bug spray and it's not harmful to us.

By Heather S.

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By Carol (Guest Post)
May 22, 20050 found this helpful

Hair spray works well too for killing insects. It stiffens their wings so they can't fly.

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By Amy (Guest Post)
June 17, 20050 found this helpful

Actually, Listerine contains sodium floride, which is toxic, but not noticed in small amounts. Calcium floride, on the other hand is natural and good for you.

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By Debbie (Guest Post)
July 28, 20070 found this helpful

trying to find the recipe using listerrine palmolive soap and vegetable oil and water. saw this on pbs years ago. thanx Debbie

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By Walter (Guest Post)
June 20, 20080 found this helpful

Seems that using Listerine for bugspray is completely bogus. See this link on Snopes:


Editor's Note We've heard this from people like Linne, who have tried it. Have you tried it? Does it work or not work for you? It worked for her, so it's worth a try.

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By Meg (Guest Post)
June 28, 20080 found this helpful

Well, I tried this the other day. I was in my yard, being eaten alive. I went in, rubbed some off-brand Listerine on my arms and legs.

Didn't SEE another mosquito... So, for me, it worked.

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