Saturday, May 02, 2009

Bug Spray - This was sent to me through my e-mail.

I don't know if it works, but I will be trying it.
Mosquito spray.....

I was at a deck party awhile back, & the bugs were having a ball biting everyone. A man at the party sprayed the lawn & deck floor with Listerine, & the little demons disappeared.

The next year I filled a 4-ounce spray bottle & used it around my seat whenever I saw mosquitoes. And voila! That worked as well. It worked at a picnic where we sprayed the area around the food table, the children's swing area, & the standing water nearby.

During the summer, I don't leave home without it.....Pass it on.
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I tried this on my deck & around all of my doors. It works - in fact, it killed them instantly. I bought my bottle from Target & it cost me $1.89. It really doesn't take much, & it is a big bottle, too; so it is not as expensive to use as the can of spray you buy that doesn't last 30 minutes. So, try this, please. It will last a couple of days. Don't spray directly on a wood door (like your front door), but spray around the frame. Spray around the window frames, & even inside the dog house.

10 comments:

Granny on the Web said...

What a great tip, thanks for sharing it. I looked up Listerine and see it is a mouthwash. Do you know if other mouthwash brands have the same effect? or just this one?
Love Granny

Gramma Ann said...

I will be trying this! As the Mosquito season will be upon us soon here in Iowa. Our little town is located near the Iowa River, so we always have mosquitoes. The town sprays to help keep them under control, but it never gets all of them and they hatch out overnight I think!

Patty said...

To Granny on the Web, I have no idea, if you look at the ingredients on the Listerine bottle and check with other brands, you might be able to tell.

nanny said...

Wow! Good idea! will have to try it

The Mulligan Family said...

Interesting idea. I'm definitely going to give it a try. Mosquitos LOVE me!

I'm assuming that we should use the regular listerine? Not the fancy "flavors"?

Have a great rest of the weekend.

Brenda said...

Sounds like a plan to me. I will try it. I asked someone who is a few years past me in age how they got their teeth so white, and he said he rinses with Peroxide every day, no swallowing of course. He said his dentist said it was ok. I have been trying it but not long enough to see any results yet.

mommanator said...

Listerine here I come Mosquitos LOVE me!
Now I know why thye dont bite my mother in law-teehee she has always used listerine

Renie Burghardt said...

Certainly worth a try, and I happen to have some in the bathroom cabinet. Better than some chemical spray. Thank you for the tip, Patty. Have a good night.

Renie

CINDY BUCKLEY said...

Wow! I have to try this! Mosquitos love me. If we are out in the evening I'll get about 10 bites, and no one else will have any. I already have Listerine anyway, and a spray bottle! Bombs away!!! (If only it worked on head lice!!)

Shionge said...

Great :D I'll try this ;)