lygabrielerdb at hotmail.com
Fri Jun 20 20:25:43 PDT 2008
I thought I had heard something about these suggestions before, so I looked it up on snopes.
While the dryer sheet might make you smell better, it won't act as a mosquito repellent.
http://www.snopes.com/oldwives/skeeters.asp is the address if you want to check yourself.
I have used the Avon Skin-So-Soft myself. I don't know how well it worked, I only ocassionally have a problem with mosquitos.
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> Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2008 12:04:32 -0500> From: padraig_ruad at irishbard.org> To: ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org> Subject: Re: [Ansteorra] Ants> > Hillary Greenslade wrote:> >> > I don't recall who told me this, and I haven't yet tried it, but to avoid> > mosquito's, I was told to use 'bounce' dryer sheets - just wipe them on> > your exposed ankles and arms and tuck it in your clothing somewhere. Plus> > it smells good. Also, there is now a new mosquito repellent that is a dry> > spray-on powder that is not the greasy smelly product we are used to.> >> > Cheers, Hillary> > Another thing that helps is to include plenty of garlic in your diet. > There are compounds from garlic that are released through the skin that> make you much less appetizing to a wide variety of insects, mosquitoes and> chiggers included. If you don't like the taste, or want to avoid the> problems of "deadly garlic breath", garlic supplements (sold in the> vitamin section of pharmacies, grocery stores, etc) also work quite well.> > Padraig> -- > Nunc est bibendum.> ******************> ******************> Politicians prefer unarmed peasants.>
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