My dear husband reads a blog written by a fellow in Canada who works as a handyman. The blog contains all sorts of helpful hints on DIYing. Lots of good, solid information that hubby files away for future use.
A while back this blogger wrote of having to do a roofing job in an area that he knew was going to be riddled with hordes of mosquitoes. He was aware of and decided to try out a homeopathic remedy which reportedly keeps mosquitoes from biting.
Turns out the remedy worked extremely well for him, and he was able to complete the roofing job with next to no problem of being bothered by the mosquitoes that were definitely present and out for blood, but did not bite him.
So Papa Pea immediately found a source for and ordered a sample box for me. The box says it's a "homeopathic remedy used for reducing the frequency and severity of insect bites." Hooray! "Keeps biting insects from attacking for at least 2 hours after chewing a tablet." Wahoo!
I ingested a tablet each of three mornings this past week before going out to do our wood work in Mosquito Heaven, otherwise known as our back wood working area.
Didn't work for me.
But then, I can use nearly any mosquito repellant, purchased or homemade, and it does very little to repel the nasty little blood suckers from feasting on me even right through clothing. Anyone standing smack dab next to me will comment they can't believe I'm getting bit when they (using the same repellant) aren't bothered at all. (It's a curse, I tell ya, a curse.)
I'm not saying Mozi-Q doesn't work, because I believe it certainly did for Mr. Canadian Handyman. It just doesn't work for me.
What's next on my list to try? Tami over at 500 Dollar Tomato is as much of a mosquito magnet as I am, and she's had great luck this season using Downey dryer sheets. She just tapes one to the back of her clothing and is pleased as punch to report it is working for her.
So next trip to town . . . Downey dryer sheets, here I come!
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