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Effective Mosquito Repellant

Postby oldranger » Wed May 18, 2016 7:37 am

Anyone tried using Bounce dryer sheets as a mosquito repellant?
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Re: Effective Mosquito Repellant

Postby AlmostThere » Wed May 18, 2016 7:57 am

I talked to someone who swore they kept marmots out of the engine block of his truck.

Let us know if it works...
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Re: Effective Mosquito Repellant

Postby copeg » Wed May 18, 2016 10:28 am

Tried it years ago without much success (wasn't 'Bounce', but something similar which I now don't recall). Did seem to work a bit against black flies though (Junction Meadow along Kern was swarming with them) - at least to the extent that hanging one from my hat in front of my face allowed me to eat my dinner in relative peace (no extra protein)
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Re: Effective Mosquito Repellant

Postby gary c. » Wed May 18, 2016 6:27 pm

My wife and her friend carried them in a shirt pocket for a week in Yosemite last year. The skeeters were not bad that week so we never knew for sure but the ladies sure smelled better.
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