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Re: MOSQUITOES


"...Pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium )...a natural insect repellent. Simply grab
a handful of the fresh herb, and rub it on the skin to repel flies,
mosquitos, gnats, ticks, chiggers, and fleas. The slightly rosey-
minty smell is much more pleasant than smelling like a chemical
insecticide. You can hang dried bunches to repel flies, gnats or
other winged creatures in the house. Put it in vases around the
home to repel pestiferous pests. Be sure to keep them in places
where children and pets won't be tempted to nibble!! Wear a dab
of infusion or oil to keep fleas and mosquitoes at bay, and dab
some on your pet's collar to do the same. Scatter some leaves
among (preferably under) your pet's bedding to combat fleas."

Kitty



----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Zemuly@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, July 11, 2004 8:37 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] MOSQUITOES


> In a message dated 7/10/2004 9:34:13 PM Central Standard Time,
> gardenqueen@academicplanet.com writes:
> what do y'all use for mosquito repellant?
>
> Pam, the mosquitos love you because you are so sweet!  I don't use
anything
> because they hate me.  I have watched them land on my arm, walk around,
then
> fly away.  My theory is I was "bled out" at an early age when my father
raised
> rice.  If you all are unfamiliar with them, the mosquitos in rice fields
are
> big, black, fuzzy and have muscles!  You can make a decoction with
Pennyroyal
> and use is in a spray bottle.  It smells good and makes a effective
repellant,
> but it should never be used by pregnant women.
>
> zem
> zone 7
> West TN
>
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