Thursday, May 22, 2008

Mosquito Spray: Worth a try... Maybe not!

I've received this email at least four times, both in French and in English, so I've decided to share this piece of information with you. I have no clue if it's true or not, but I'm pretty sure I will try it...

I was at a deck party awhile back, and the bugs were having a ball biting everyone. Everybody was trying to squash or chase away those evil pests that were trying to stick their nose into our flesh in order to suck as much blood as possible... while creating this unpleasing sensation of being... eaten alive.

A man at the party sprayed the lawn and deck floor with something and the little demons disappeared.

The next year I filled a 4-ounce spray bottle and used it around my seat whenever I saw mosquitoes. And voila! It worked at a picnic where we sprayed the area around the food table, the children's swing area, and the standing water nearby. During the summer, I don't leave home without it... It being Listerine!

OUR FRIEND'S COMMENTS: I tried this on my deck and around all of my doors. It works - in fact, it killed them instantly. I bought my bottle from Target and it cost me $1.89. It really doesn't take much, and it is a big bottle, too; so it is not as expensive to use as the can of Bug-spray you buy that doesn't last 30 minutes.

So, try this, please. It will last a couple of days. Don't spray directly on a wood
door (like your front door), but spray around the frame. Spray around the window frames, and even inside the dog house.

Now you try it!

I even learned, last night, that rubbing a Bounce sheet on yourself helps to keep them away as well. That too, is worth a try. At least it smells good and who among us doesn't have a sheet or two of Bounce (or any other kind) to stuff in our pocket when we're outside?

Now, that's the kind of mosquito I want to see!


Marius said...

Alas, once again the intertubes have put forth bogus information. There are numerous home concoctions for getting rid of the little vampires, but the best way is to use an insect repellent using DEET. As for the Listerine claim, go here to see what has to say.

Mild Red (The Person Formerly Known As Ananke) said...

I just let a few of the spiders keep their webs around my house and they take care of the little buggers for me. Hee hee.

Kara said...

i like to lure them into the house with candy and then push them into my giant oven.

oh wait, that's kids.

Stinkypaw said...

marius: Figured it probably was, but was too lazy to check. Thanks for the info and URL. What works best for me is "OFF" or even better, staying inside! ;-)

m red: I hate spiders and I think I would take mosquitos before spiders! urgh

kara: Maybe that's what I should start doing?!