posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 10:04 AM
Originally posted by Praetorius
reply to post by Swing80s
I guess if you're going outside especially in the south and midwest to put on some bugspray or take a bath in DDT because it's crazy how
fast the numbers have jumped.
A sheet of fabric softener in your pocket is also supposed to work nicely - and I would assume slightly less unpleasantly than spray-on repellants.
Would like to test this myself but I've hardly seen any mosquitos here so far this year.
The fabric softener didn't work for me.
Body odor is supposed to repel them too, but that has other consequences.
The Deepwoods Off is the best repellent I have used. It has the highest percentage of Deet.
The best overall advice is to wear pants and long sleeve shirts, and don't go out at dusk.
Also, the aerial spraying they did here aboud 6 weeks ago worked wonders! This was the worst mosquito year I've ever seen here, but after the aerial
spraying they were completely gone. Now, about 6 weeks later, we are starting to see some little ones coming back.
edit on 17-8-2012 by
getreadyalready because: (no reason given)