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Home Remedy for Mosquitoes

Is there a home remedy for mosquitoes?

Larry from Sterling Heights

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March 12, 20080 found this helpful

I just read on another "help" site that spraying mouth wash listerine will kill the little pests. Do not spray on wood work or wood floors. They said it really repells them, spray around on outside ground also.............bernie

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March 12, 20080 found this helpful

Installing bat houses on your property to encourage bats is recommended. "Bats are the only major predator of nocturnal flying insects. Bats often eat more than 50% of their body weight in insects each night and nursing female bats eat enough insects to equal their body weight. This can result in a single bat eating over 4,500 insects in a single night!

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Because bats eat so many insects, they are a very important part of our ecosystem."
Installing bird feeders and bird baths to sncourage birds that also eats insects is recommended.
Make sure there are no stray cats out to kill the unsuspecting birds. It is heartbreaking to pick up dead birds at the bird bath.

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By Lisa from Lena, WI. (Guest Post)
March 12, 20080 found this helpful

I have also heard of the Listerine method. The generic is supposed to work as well.

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March 13, 20080 found this helpful

Don't forget the citronella plant, also known as mosquito plant. If you have gardens or flowerbeds around your house, plant some in them and you can even have them in pots inside too.

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It is very effective and smells lovely.

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By themusiclady (Guest Post)
March 13, 20080 found this helpful

Bounce Fabric Sheets are said to be a good insect repellent! I used them last summer, put them in the 'pockets' on the side of my yard swing down by our pond, and I do think it helped! I don't remember being invaded with mosquitoes!

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By themusiclady (Guest Post)
March 13, 20080 found this helpful

Bounce Fabric Sheets are said to be a good insect repellent! I used them last summer, put them in the 'pockets' on the side of my yard swing down by our pond, and I do think it helped!

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I don't remember being invaded with mosquitoes!

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March 16, 20080 found this helpful

Try using the herb Rosemary. You can get small potted plants of it at the nursery and set them around your swings. Our plant is in the ground, an evergreen, and huge. We break off small branches and rub it on our skin. Repels insects!

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