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RE: Mosquitoes and standing water

  • Subject: RE: [cg] Mosquitoes and standing water
  • From: "Honigman, Adam" <Adam.Honigman@Bowne.com>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2001 16:28:19 -0400

Title: Mosquitoes and standing water
Generally any kind of oil tends to slow mosquitoes up a bit in a barrel of water. The issues is replacing that oil when the film is broken.
There is the folk wisdom that says that rubbing mountain mint on yourself before going into tall grass can repel chiggers:
Here is a site for American Mint "stills"
Here's a recipe for mint juleps that can slow humans up a piece...
Best wishes,
Adam Honigman
-----Original Message-----
From: Sadler, Sally-Anne [mailto:Sally-Anne.Sadler@METROKC.GOV]
Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2001 3:43 PM
To: 'community_garden@mallorn.com'
Subject: [cg] Mosquitoes and standing water

Hi all,
last year i heard on PRI's The World a report about using mint oil to prevent larvae from either being produced or hatching on standing water.  The research came from a University in Brazil.  Has anyone heard more about that?  I am doing a rain barrel, water harvesting talk and power point presentation and was wondering if anyone knew anything along those lines.

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