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Are you a mosquito magnet?

Tips for getting rid of mosquitoes

Are you a mosquito magnet? My hubby and son are! Here are few tips to keep mosquitoes away. These are natural methods that really work.  I hope they help you like they do for us. My husband and son are both constantly battling mosquitoes, so we are sure to always carry these with us.

Tips to getting rid of Mosquitoes:

1. Wear light-colored clothing. Mosquitoes seem to be attracted to darker clothes, which trap boy heat and in turn increase your “appeal”.   It is best to wear light colors when you will be outdoors.

2. Avoid being “smelly”. Mosquitoes seem to be attracted to the smell of dirty socks, sweat, perfumed soaps and perfume/cologne.  Avoid wearing “smelly” fragrances when you will be outdoors.

3.  Consider using essential oils to deter pests instead of bug spray.

4.  Be sure you apply bug spray before you head outdoors. It takes a few minutes to work just like sunscreen.

5.  “Wear” a fabric softener sheet, in a hat or under your clothes.  It really works!

6. Consider planting herbs that help keep mosquitoes away and place those in pots that you can move around.

7. Purchase a bug zapper. It really helps!

8. Purchase a bug band – it really works to keep the mosquitoes away. I picked mine up at the Dollar Store.

I hope these tips help you!  My husband swears by the fabric softener sheet! In fact, we have seen many people using them. I love essential oils!

Do you have any other tips or tricks?

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  1. I am a mosquito magnet and I hate wearing bug spray. It cant possibly be good for you to wear those chemicals on your skin. I LOVE the OFF fans! They work fantastically unless it is really windy and if it is windy it will be hard for the buggers to bite you anyway! 🙂

  2. I have tried everything under the sun and NOTHING works for me:( They laugh at skin so soft and even deep woods off. I have heard of the fabric softner sheet but havent tried due to the fact Im afraid the scent would draw them to me, which I need NO help at all with. I LOVE the outdoors here in TN but I stay so scabbed up and scarred I look as if I have a disease. So ANY suggestions? PLS HELP!!!!

  3. When I was pregnant, I rubbed a fabric softener/dryer sheet all over my body before I went outside, instead of using bug spray, and it seemed to work pretty well. I also eat a lot of bananas! The potassium keeps them away!!!

  4. This one is stinky, but really does work for me (the queen mosquito magnet!) Make garlic oil by putting 5-6 crushed cloves of garlic into some oil (I’ve used vegetable, olive, and canola oils with success.) Let it sit for a couple of days and then rub it on your feet an hour or so before heading outside. The garlic gets into your bloodstream and they do not like the smell.

    Or, you can just eat a lot of garlic all summer!

  5. If you use the Avon Skin So Soft, make sure you use the original Skin So Soft. The one they they formulated to keep the mosquitos away doesn’t work as well as the original.

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