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RE: Fw: Mosquitoes


You might be on to something there Judy. Previous years I was always
working at the nature center and exposed to everything. This year I cut
back and add everything else that has been going on here... not much
outdoor time this spring/summer and now they are eating me alive.

Donna

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of Judy L Browning
> Sent: Tuesday, July 13, 2004 12:08 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] 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
> rather
> > 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
> Minnesota.
> > > Some suggestions we've already seen, couple of different ones. I
use
> skin
> > so
> > > soft on a damp washcloth. Keep it in a baggie in my pocket, so I
can
> wipe
> > 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
> 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 Nile.....pass this along to all your friends in skeeter
> land!!!
> > >
> > >
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