posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 11:24 AM
Originally posted by Raxoxane
I wonder if this has something to do with pheromones? We all have pheromones,that attract and repel other humans-maybe it works on animals and bugs in
some cases too.You know,you'll find a person, who can be around the most vicious dogs,for instance,who would tear anyone else apart,but around this
person they are calm and even affectionate.Or a cat that dislikes+avoids strangers,but always makes a bee-line(no pun intended)for a certain
individual when they come to visit......Do try taking 3 raw cloves of garlic a day,it may help and the health benefits are excellent.Also get
citronella essential oil+use an oil burner,in all rooms.Avoid vanilla scented things.And yes,if you possibly can,get rid of the carpeting.....I really
hope something puts an end to this for you.I am a praying mantis-magnet,there's usualy at least one close to me.Last night,one was perching next to
my pillow as i fell asleep,but i adore mantises,so its ok for me.
Raxoxane - the question of pheromones has been brought up before and, believe it or not, I am one of those people you describe when it comes to
animals. I never considered that it might apply to insects as well but why not? The strange thing is that when I was a little girl, I would walk
around with hundreds of mosquito bites which was a nightmare because I would scratch and get them infected - I could be outside sitting around with
five other people and for some reason, every mosquito would hone in on me. My family used to tease me and say it was my "sweet blood" they were
attracted to. Strangely enough, that all changed in my mid-20's and I haven't had any problems with insects, mosquitos or otherwise, until this
started happening. Perhaps pheromones change as our hormones do throughout the various stages of life??
In any event, I will take your advice and try the garlic and citronella oil after checking to see if it can harm my cat in any way; she has been
suffering too for the mere reason of living in my environment so if I can find a partial solution that will ease her discomfort as well, that would be
all the better.
Thanks for your thoughts, advice and empathy. They're all very much appreciated from you and everyone else who has been so generous with their