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Ideas for avoiding mosquito bites?
Old 07-03-2016, 10:49 AM
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Does anyone out there in PT land use something that is not an insect repellant and is good for keeping mosquitoes away? We are going to the ballpark tonight and fireworks tomorrow night and I am the type who practically gets eaten alive. Its too late to get some Skin So Soft as it has to be ordered. Suggestions?

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Old 07-03-2016, 10:50 AM
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Citronella or eucalyptus essential oil on wrists. It's not fool proof, but it helps me out.
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Old 07-03-2016, 10:57 AM
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Repel is supposed to have a lemon/ eucalyptus spray that does not contain deet. I read that the cdc says lemon and eucalyptus is as effective as deet.
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Old 07-03-2016, 11:01 AM
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Thanks! I should add that I do not care about deet or natural products, , its just that I have already been to the beach, in the pool and shampooed my hair. I don't want to have to do it again when I get home!

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Try increasing your intake of B vitamin
Old 07-03-2016, 11:14 AM
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complex. Mosquitoes hate that. Conversely, people who eat a lot of dairy are very tasty.

I haven't been around mosquitoes in a long time, but I remember when I could sit in the middle of a swarm and they would never bite me. They would land, poke around on my skin, and take off, while everyone else was getting eaten alive! Maybe they didn't like my politics??


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Old 07-03-2016, 11:47 AM
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can eat teachers alive during recess duty. The students run too fast. Anyway, I would spray my baseball hat and wind breaker with bug spray before going out to duty. Kept the bugs off but I didn't feel oily, stinky back in the classroom. All this to say can you spray your clothes, hats, lawn chairs and keep the bugs from biting?
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Old 07-03-2016, 12:01 PM
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My husband bought a ThermaCell when our youngest was a baby. It seemed to work pretty well. My big girls like to wear the mosquito repellant bracelets. http://www.walmart.com/ip/ThermaCELL...iance/19206345
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Old 07-03-2016, 12:40 PM
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I saw on Pinterest (or Facebook) that the green J & J baby lotion somehow keeps mosquitos away.
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i have
Old 07-03-2016, 01:31 PM
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also heard that rubbing Vick's vapor rub on the area you don't want to get bitten on will keep those pesty buggers away.
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Old 07-03-2016, 04:33 PM
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Wear pants and sleeves. I have over 30 bites right now. That's using a 25% deet spray. I have to cover up.


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Old 07-04-2016, 07:22 AM
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I swear by peppermint oil.
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Old 07-04-2016, 07:51 AM
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Watching Kathy Lee and Hoda (sp?) and their guest just said vanilla and water will keep mosquitoes off of you. Hmmmm
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Old 07-04-2016, 08:55 AM
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I second the peppermint oil suggestion.
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