How do you keep mosquitoes from biting you?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Dragonfly Ranch, May 14, 2010.

  1. Dragonfly Ranch

    Dragonfly Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2009
    Happy Valley, CA
    Now I know already that we are wimps out here in California when it comes to mosquitoes, so that it why I'm asking the question - How do you keep those buggers off of you?

    I can not stay outside pass 6:30pm without at least 6+ bites every 5 minutes. They of course do not get anywhere near my husband.
     
  2. jbowyer01

    jbowyer01 Just Me!

    Aug 29, 2008
    Hogansville, Georgia
    No perfume, no hairspray, eat lots of garlic of course then nobody will want to be near you anyway lol. I have to use bug spray (active or sport kind so I dont sweat it off.) I live in Georgia so I always end up with a couple. Maybe get a guinea lol.
     
  3. seismic wonder2

    seismic wonder2 I got mad ninja skills

    Feb 3, 2007
    san diego ca
    When the "skeeters" are chewing on me, I start to take vitamin E twice a day... Breakfast and lunch. In a day or two they won't have me.
     
  4. jojo@rolling acres farm

    [email protected] acres farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2009
    Nebraska
    You are not going to believe this but - vanilla. When my 18 year old was a baby we were attending a rodeo at a county fair. The mosquitoes were out in full force...I was not prepared and went to the mid way/commerical exhib area to see if I could find some sort of repellant. I stopped at a booth that was selling Watkins products...they had a roll on repellant that was the Watkins Vanilla. What could be safer for a baby than roll on Watkins vanilla? I bought it - tried it and it worked! The roll on lasted forever...I wonder if they still make/market it? You could Google a Watkins site and check on it.
     
  5. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I am the same way. My husband's doctor says that if you eat more garlic in your diet, then the mosquitos won't like that. I absolutely have to put bug spray on or I'm toast! Mosquitos just seem to LOVE me......

    Skin so Soft by Avon works great on mosquitos...doesn't smell too bad either. I live out in the country, and I'm surrounded by woods, and even when I pick berries during the day, I get bit, so I have to spray myself with deep woods off.....
     
  6. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Quote:Gonna try that!
     
  7. Dragonfly Ranch

    Dragonfly Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2009
    Happy Valley, CA
    [email protected] acres farm :

    You are not going to believe this but - vanilla. When my 18 year old was a baby we were attending a rodeo at a county fair. The mosquitoes were out in full force...I was not prepared and went to the mid way/commerical exhib area to see if I could find some sort of repellant. I stopped at a booth that was selling Watkins products...they had a roll on repellant that was the Watkins Vanilla. What could be safer for a baby than roll on Watkins vanilla? I bought it - tried it and it worked! The roll on lasted forever...I wonder if they still make/market it? You could Google a Watkins site and check on it.

    Now vanilla is something I could live with. Someone told me Fabric Softener sheets work - may be I could find a vanilla scented one.​
     
  8. SillyChicken

    SillyChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    [email protected] acres farm :

    You are not going to believe this but - vanilla. When my 18 year old was a baby we were attending a rodeo at a county fair. The mosquitoes were out in full force...I was not prepared and went to the mid way/commerical exhib area to see if I could find some sort of repellant. I stopped at a booth that was selling Watkins products...they had a roll on repellant that was the Watkins Vanilla. What could be safer for a baby than roll on Watkins vanilla? I bought it - tried it and it worked! The roll on lasted forever...I wonder if they still make/market it? You could Google a Watkins site and check on it.

    I bet the baby smelled so good you could just eat er right up! [​IMG] JK! [​IMG]


    Ok, on a serious note: I'd wear one of these Mosquitto suits

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    OK, I'm just kidding.... Thermacells seem to be effective, I just picked one up last year so I didn't get to use it much. Many hunters I know swear by it.

    http://www.mosquitorepellent.com/
     
    Last edited: May 14, 2010
  9. turney31

    turney31 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2008
    palestine texas
    we use avon skin so soft
     
  10. Laurajean

    Laurajean Slightly Touched

    Apr 2, 2010
    New Hampshire
    Quote:I eat a ton of garlic, so this explains two things: Why mosquitoes don't bother me, and why I can't find a boyfriend. [​IMG]

    Seriously though, I SWEAR by Avon's "Bug Guard Plus: Expedition" bug repellent. I am not an Avon nut either, I just happened to try it and it's the only thing I've tried that really works. I have tried Avon's other bug repellents and don't find that they work, but the "Expedition" formula in the green can is amazing. I'm in the deep woods of New Hampshire too, and it even works on those horrendous tiny black flies.
     

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