This year seems to be a banner year for mosquitoes in our area. My tip today is a new way to avoid them. I got this one from my friend Nancy. She had heard about this through an e-mail and tested it. Her yard is quite wooded and she told me to try it, as it worked for her. Since we have a lot of trees around us and have been getting eaten alive by the mosquitoes, I thought it was worth a try. I'm not going to say I've been completely bite free, but it really helps! And what do you think this new mosquito repellent is?
Mouthwash! It doesn't have to be the expensive type either. I went to the dollar store and bought a small spray bottle and a bottle of mouth wash. When you go outside, spray it in the area you are going to be in - not on yourself. If you are out for awhile, you may need to spray again, but it really made a difference for me. It's cheap and it's not a harsh chemical. That works for me!
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