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Re: Fw: Mosquitoes

I hope something is helpful. When I was 8-9 years old we spent most of one
summer helping my gramma with the cattle at pasture in the mountains. Best
grass was in marshy meadows, but you couln't leave them in one place or
they'd destroy it. Every week or so we'd go round them all up & move them to
a different meadow. Luckily they were used to following the sound of the
bells we put on  several of the big mama cows. So once we got those moving,
the others mostly just fell in behind. They were barely smart enough to
trust us to take them to greener pastures. To get to my point, that first
summer the skeeters thought I was delicious. head to toe itchy bumps. After
about a month though, I developed an immunity & the few bites I got didn't
itch or swell at all. Lasted the rest of that & subsequent summers when I
had high exposure to mosquitos. When I went away to college, my exposure
dropped & so did my immunity, darn it.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, July 12, 2004 9:37 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Fw: Mosquitoes

> Judy,
> Thanks for the list.  I wonder if the clear (or as I've heard it referred
> to, "white") vanilla works better than the brown.  It is available here.
> Costs more but is necessary if your recipe needs to stay white-white
> than off-white.
> I'm already taking doses of B6 and B12 for CTS, maybe I should toss in the
> B1.
> Kitty
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Judy L Browning" <judybrowning@lewiston.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Monday, July 12, 2004 7:22 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] Fw: Mosquitoes
> > From a friend of a friend in Alaska, maybe bigger skeeters than
> > Some suggestions we've already seen, couple of different ones. I use
> so
> > soft on a damp washcloth. Keep it in a baggie in my pocket, so I can
> on
> > more every hour or so. Not sure how that would work in fierce humidity,
> maybe
> > mixing it with alcohol would be better then.
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From:Tami
> >  It's about that time folks - so thought I'd send out this reminder!!!!
> >
> > OK, mosquitos... prepare to be repelled!!!!!
> >
> > Use Bounce Fabric Softener Sheets...Best thing ever used in
> Louisiana..just
> > wipe on & go...Great for Babies
> >
> > Bob, a fisherman, takes one vitamin B-1 tablet a day April
> > through October . He said it works. He was right. Hasn't had a mosquito
> bite
> > in 33 years. Try it. Every one he has talked into trying it works on
> > Vitimin B-1( Thiamine Hydrochloride 100 mg.)
> >
> > If you eat bananas, the mosquitos like you, - something about the banana
> oil
> > as your body processes it. Stop eating bananas for the summer and the
> > mosquitos will be much less interested.
> >
> > This is going to floor you, but one of the best insect repellents
> > found (who is in the woods every day), is Vick's Vaporub.
> >
> > Plant marigolds around the yard, the flowers give off a smell that bugs
> not
> > like, so plant some in that garden also to help ward off bugs without
> using
> > insecticides.
> >
> > "Tough guy" Marines who spend a great deal of time "camping out" say
> the
> > very best mosquito repellant you can use is Avon Skin-So-Soft bath oil
> mixed
> > about half and half with alcohol.
> >
> > One of the best natural insect repellants that I've discovered is made
> from
> > the clear real vanilla. This is the pure Vanilla that is sold in Mexico.
> It
> > works great for mosquitoes and ticks, don't know about other insects.
> >
> >
> >
> > When all else fails--get a frog
> > Fight West Nile.....pass this along to all your friends in skeeter
> >
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