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Friday, July 10, 2009

Mosquito Green

With the warmth and sunshine, also comes a fair amount of bugs. Bug bites are not just annoying, but also a potential health hazard. Any measure we can take to avoid them is welcome. Many times, though, that will involve toxic and costly chemicals.

There are other ways to lessen the chance of getting mosquito bites.

The easiest change is to replace outdoor incandescent bulbs with fluorescent ones that will not draw the mosquitoes.

Incorporating mosquito repelling plants into the landscaping is another simple start. Mosquitoes are repelled by the smell of rosemary, catnip, marigolds. Simply crush the leaves to release their scent, or rub them on your skin and clothing for the most protection.

Another natural home remedy is crushed parsley in apple cider vinegar dabbed onto your skin. Skin is naturally acidic, so when the vinegar dries there will be no lingering scent.

If external repellents aren't strong enough, you can also repel them internally via your food consumption. A diet rich in vitamin B1 such as wholegrain bread and cereals or brown rice is theorized to repel mosquitoes.
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My personal favorite is food seasoned with garlic.

At the very least, it will keep the vampires away. Hopefully, the more annoying and less glamorous bloodsucker, the mosquito, will steer clear as well.

If you continue to have mosquito issues around your home, call a pest control company in your area.

Wishing you a bite free summer!

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