mosquito control

What To Eat To Repel Mosquitoes

Controlling Mosquitoes

From Thrifty Fun

For those of us that are attractive meals to mosquitoes, there are no shortage of sprays, lotions, bracelets, fogs, etc. that purport to keep these blood-sucking pests away.  Unfortunately, as we all know, they don't really work that effectively at all.  This post from Thrifty Fun brings an age-old remedy from the early part of the century back and discusses whether there are certain foods or compounds that when ingested actually repel mosquitoes.

Here is an excerpt from the post:

Growing up with grandparents from "back in the day" was an advantage to me. As a kid in the 60's and 70's, we children were sent outside to play, whether or not we wanted to. I did not mind, nor did the mosquitoes. Mosquitoes loved me. I was usually bathed in and caked in calamine lotion each night after my bath and stood in front of a fan to dry and try not scratch the bites that covered my little body.
Finally one year, I was given a tasty orange chewable tablet daily in the warmer months here in Louisiana. I loved it. Mosquitoes never bothered me again, those many warm seasons ago. My pharmacists of today have never heard of this sulfur chewable, nor did they ever admit knowing the positive effects of sulfur against mosquitoes. Unfortunately, this isn't really a tip. It's more of a request.

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