vce12342000

Natural mosquito repellent

Rate this topic

46 posts in this topic

Mosquitoes just love to tear me up durring the summer months. Im looking for a natural formula that will repel these dirt bags. Ive read that lavender oil diluted with distilled water works pretty well when sprayed on teh clothing and skin. I have already order some lavender oil.

Has anyone else want to share a natural remedy without using harmful deet ingredient ?  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Eat a clove of garlic every day during the summer season.. Your pores will excrete the garlic repelling everything.. And it is good for your heart.... 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

he he, this is why I like to be on fishing forums

no thought of wife, girlfriend, smooching, love making and other non female related socialising

just excreting mosquito repellents, primarily

thank you god for these sane and normal people

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Google this phrase for a complete list from Consumer Reports.  Does Avon Skin So Soft Bath Oil Work as a Bug Spray?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This year I have soaked my fishing clothing (shirts, pants, hats, etc.) in permethrin, then hang it to dry in the shade.  Keeps bugs away (including ticks, which was my primary concern) without having to dose my skin with DEET, or smell like a french ****!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Keep in mind that insect "repellents" don't repel, but prevent the insect from detecting /locating you. It masks your CO2 and screws up their receptors making it harder for them to locate you. The problem is that they also find you through your body heat, so that although they can't detect you, they have a vague impression of where you are.

Now, even with the best bug spray available, it's only affective to a point, and the more aggressive skeeters will still find you!

The smaller ones will be baffled by the bug spray, but the large ones will still bite, only more or less as a "hit-or-miss" strike.

Eating garlic, and I believe brewers yeast as well, will through off your CO2 (chemical composition) and make you much less "palatable" to them.

 

Or you could do what I do....wear long sleeve turtle necks and a windbreaker and gloves while fishing on a hot summer night!

You sweat up a storm, and will need to change your shirt, but with the proper coverage you will be bite free. (I've gotten strange looks over the years until I explained that I'm too old to keep doing the "mosquito slap-dance" every time I fish!

 

I'll have to give the permethrin a try....

Edited by FishermanTim

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I remember hearing an NPR thing on Morning Editions some six years ago.  Researchers doing, well....research...on mosquito repellent using grapefruit and Alaskan Yellow Cedar extract...called Nootkatone.  Worked insanely good. Actually KILLED them.  totally non toxic to us.  Was pretty expensive to make...but they thought they had a handle on it and product was planned on being to market in a year.  Never heard anything.

Google:  NPR Repelling Bugs With The Essence Of Grapefruit

Other articles on it too.  Just never made it to market.  Probably Johnson & Johnson just bought the patent and stuck it in the bottom drawer....too many products with DEET and other stuff they make to knock them all off the shelf.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to register here in order to participate.

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.