Garlic Mosquito Barriers

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Garlic Mosquito Barriers

Historically, garlic has been used to get rid of many pests, both real and fictional, ranging from slugs to vampires. In particular garlic has a reputation for protecting people from mosquito bites (some think that this could be the origin of the belief that vampires are scared of garlic).

There are a number of commercial garlic sprays on the market that can coat an area and produce a natural mosquito barrier. Garlic is allegedly more effective at repelling some species of mosquito than others (although its overall effectiveness is questionable to begin with).

   

Comments

6/20/2009 4:54:42 PM
korkie2611 said:

I know this works fine but when I smell garlic it remaind me of going in for an operation & just before they put under they always say "OK now you're going to smell or taste garlic so.... I don't like to use it just for that reason. Recently I received an email about Listerine. Just put some (any flavour)in a spray bottle and spray down the area where you are going to be playing or sitting. Our Mosquitos left. And it is good for a couple of days or till it rains. Try it if you're not keen on the garlic smell.


7/30/2009 10:51:42 PM
JI said:

I just read somewhere else about the garlic being a good source of repelling mosquito bites, so hopefully it works. However, if you ever have a spider or any ugly insect bite, if you eat a little clove of garlic with milk, it does the trick. It removes the swelling, itchiness and any infectious area the insect caused.




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