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Keepin' Skeeters Away


Last Edited: June 2, 2013, 1:56 pm

I think I'd go with the Skin-So-Soft.

I don't like the idea of spraying insecticides on my skin. There is new and developing research that claims Parkinson's Disease and other nerve disorders are caused by exposure to insecticides over your lifetime.


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Comment by onlymoney - June 2, 2013, 2:39 pm
Sprays like DEET and OFF are insect repellents, not insecticides, but I don't like to use them anyways. They say to buy natural essential oils like Citronella oils from a health food store, dilute it just a little with water and put in spray bottles. The other alternative is to buy clove oil, then use it in a spray bottle.
MADDOG10Comment by MADDOG10 - June 2, 2013, 2:41 pm
You know Ridge, My Grandmother used baby oil and lemon juice to keep the insects at bay, and I can't ever remember being bitten as a kid. As a matter of fact I use A real lemon and wipe it across my dog's coats when they go outside and it definitely keeps the ticks and fleas off of them.
JAP69Comment by JAP69 - June 2, 2013, 3:05 pm
I use old spice after shave to keep the bugs away. Seems to work for me.
Some great bug oil tips in here.
Comment by Piaceri - June 2, 2013, 4:45 pm
In a 16 oz spray bottle, add 15 drops lavender oil, 3-4 tbsp vanilla extract, 1/4 cup lemon juice, then fill with water. Shake before use.

Not only does it work, it smells good. :)
emilygComment by emilyg - June 2, 2013, 7:31 pm
Thanks everyone - good suggestions.
sully16Comment by sully16 - June 2, 2013, 8:57 pm
Thanks Ridge
jarasanComment by jarasan - June 2, 2013, 11:36 pm
I nuke the yard with the mosquito repellent Cutter bug free back yard you hook a garden hose to, then use skin so soft, tiki torches etc. And it figures only the female skeeters are the blood secours.
rdgrnrComment by rdgrnr - June 2, 2013, 11:57 pm
Thanks for the tips everybody!
I'll be trying 'em too but mostly for other bugs like chiggers and ticks and gnats which are bad this year.
We don't get skeeters too bad around here.

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