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Re: Fight Mosquitoes/west nile

interesting item on npr this morning about how west nile has pretty much run its course on the east coast owing to the effectiveness of a horse vaccine. but that it's now settling in in the midwest where folks are more reluctant to vaccinate large animals [horses mostly] against the disease. apparently, most animals, including the human sort, quickly build up a natural immunity to this virus. the primary danger is to livestock.

At 04:40 PM 5/16/03 -0500, you wrote:
Even if y'all don't have the West Nile thing to contend w/ - NO ONE
likes mosquitoes! Just thought all gardeners could benefit from these

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Evans Pam <pevans@madixinc.com>
Date: Fri, 16 May 2003 14:03:33 -0500

Subject: FW: Fight Mosquitoes

Pass this on to anyone who likes sitting out in the evening or when they're
having a cook out.
So you don't like those pesky mosquitoes, especially now that they have the
potential to carry
the West-Nile Virus? Here's a tip that was given at a recent gardening

Put some water in a white dinner plate and add a couple of drops of Lemon
Fresh Joy dish
detergent. Set the dish on your porch, patio, or other outdoor area. I'm
not sure what attracts
them, the lemon smell, the white plate color, or what, but mosquitoes flock
to it, and drop
dead shortly after drinking the Lemon Fresh Joy/water mixture, and usually
within about 10
feet of the plate. Check this out---it works just super!

To Fight Mosquitoes!!

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 them.
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 someone 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 do 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 that 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 <http://www.flowgo.com/refer/referral.cfm?page_id=39442>
Nile...pass this along to all your friends in skeeter land!!!

Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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