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      Mosquito repellent, DIY repellent


      Mosquito bites are gross. They’re itchy, sometimes painful, and capable of transferring a wide variety of diseases including malaria, dengue, and West Nile virus. Thankfully, with the help of research, bug sprays, insect repellants, and even essential oils, you can ward off mosquitoes before they even have the chance to bite you. According to the CDC, oil from lemon eucalyptus is an equally effective bug repellent to DEET. (1)
      Bug Repellent Ingredients

      We’ve all heard that bug spray and long-limbed clothing help repel nasty mosquitoes, but there are many other handy mosquito fighters out there that many of us have not heard of. DEET, for instance, might be a foreign name to you, but it’s actually very common. DEET, an insect repellent used in a large number of bug sprays, repels insects like mosquitos, biting flies, and fleas. It’s a liquid with a faint odor that doesn’t dissolve easily in water. It’s colorless and effective, developed by the United States back in 1946 to protect American soldiers against insect-infested areas. DEET has been in public use since 1957. (2)

      Scientists aren’t 100% sure why or how DEET helps prevent insect bites. It has been suggested that the chemicals in DEET disguise the body’s natural chemicals. Because of that, insects exposed to DEET are unable to locate a person or animal. (2)

      According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), you should use the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered insect repellents External when choosing an insect repellent in order to select a safe repellent. The CDC says, “When used as directed, EPA-registered insect repellant are proven safe and effective, even for pregnant and breastfeeding women.” The following are ingredients safe and effective in repelling bug bites:

      DEET
      Picaridin (KBE 3023 and icaridin)
      IR3535
      Para-menthane-diol (PMD)
      2-
      undecanone
      Oil of lemon eucalyptus (OLE)

      (1, 2, 3)

      Other Bug Repellent Options

      Oil of lemon eucalyptus is a plant-based bug repellent that is registered with the EPA. That makes it safe for human use, even for pregnant or breastfeeding mothers. While there aren’t any other EPA approved plant-based bug repellents, there are other plants and essential oils that have been shown to prevent bug bites. (4) These include:

      Crushed lavender flowers (5)
      Cinnamon oil (6)
      Thyme oil (5)
      Soybean oil (7)
      Tea tree oil (8)

      Do not place essential oils directly on the skin. Instead, dilute their potency with a carrier oil. Almond oil makes for a neutral carrier oil. Additionally, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not regulate most essential oils which makes it possible and even easy to purchase faulty products. When purchasing essential oils, always do so from a reputable source. (4)

      Conclusion

      Now that it’s summertime, you might be looking for some innovative ways to reduce your experience with mosquito bites. Instead of splurging on lots of nasty smelling bug sprays, try using lemon eucalyptus oil added to a spray bottle with
      water instead. Shake well and spray to prevent itchy bug bites before they happen.
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      Default Re: Mosquitos- CDC Confirms Oil Of Lemon Eucalyptus As Effective As DEET

      i hate the little bastards and being on the coast and swampy area, we get hammered. the county sprays for them but it doesnt do dick. good to know about the alternate repellents though. the tiki torches you use in your yard for bbq and stuff dont do anything for these bastards here. i think it attracts them more
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      I will get some. Maybe vitamin cottage has it. Has anyone used a Dyna Trap to kill mosquitoes? I saw them on QVC and said it will clkear a full acre of mosquiotoes

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      Quote Originally Posted by Dzone View Post
      I will get some. Maybe vitamin cottage has it. Has anyone used a Dyna Trap to kill mosquitoes? I saw them on QVC and said it will clkear a full acre of mosquiotoes
      no i have seen it as well. i honestly dont think it would do dick for these little bastards here man. they are immune to everything and relentless
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      my county sprays and they do a pretty good job. they also have a research center at the airport they take off from. the air port is an old army air corps place from WWII. they spray with trucks, old huey choppers and DC130. when the planes and choppers go out things are serious. i agree with guns i dont think those torches work or anything else i've found. i used to spray my dogs down with horse spray at night and i would fog the yard and the woods outside my yard...

      i dont know how they lived down here in the day they had to use something to repel these little bastards..

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      Quote Originally Posted by Dzone View Post
      I will get some. Maybe vitamin cottage has it. Has anyone used a Dyna Trap to kill mosquitoes? I saw them on QVC and said it will clkear a full acre of mosquiotoes
      I have one, I think it will kill mosquitoes but also attracts them with it's light. I still get bitten like crazy. It is just a bug zapper. Just has good marketing.

      Best thing I have found is cutter yard guard. I spray my yard and the perimeter and my bites go down by 90%. I can tell no diff with the dyna.

      That is good news about the oil. deet makes my head swim and feel funny. I just wear long hiking pants and a long sleeve fishing shirt. Both are pretty cool in the summer but keep the skeeters from getting to a patch of skin. They will bite your head and hands though.
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      I just walk around with my burning sage stick. keeps the critters and some people away
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      Quote Originally Posted by jipped genes View Post
      I have one, I think it will kill mosquitoes but also attracts them with it's light. I still get bitten like crazy. It is just a bug zapper. Just has good marketing.

      Best thing I have found is cutter yard guard. I spray my yard and the perimeter and my bites go down by 90%. I can tell no diff with the dyna.

      That is good news about the oil. deet makes my head swim and feel funny. I just wear long hiking pants and a long sleeve fishing shirt. Both are pretty cool in the summer but keep the skeeters from getting to a patch of skin. They will bite your head and hands though.
      Good to know about the Dyna trap. I was about to buy one. That will save me $150. I live in a very dry climate but it doesnt stop mosquitos. They are thick here. They will kick your ass. I go thru about 20 cans of OFF per summer.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Dzone View Post
      Good to know about the Dyna trap. I was about to buy one. That will save me $150. I live in a very dry climate but it doesnt stop mosquitos. They are thick here. They will kick your ass. I go thru about 20 cans of OFF per summer.
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      i remember using that back in the late 80's and it worked pretty good..

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