Originally Posted by Rugged Brown
I recently read about using Listerine in a spray bottle and spray the area where you will be. I will be trying this remedy for the first time this coming weekend.
i have heard about using listerine as a mosquito control. unfortunately, the small amounts of menthol and eucalyptus in the solution most likely will provide some repellency, but it will probably be fairly short-term. the alcohol in the product will most likely kill them if sprayed directly on them,but you don't notice the bite until its done.i have also seen garlic solutions that are sprayed on an area as a repellant.
we have a seasonal site in Chincoteague,Va,(the mosquito capitol) and have found that any repellant with "picaridin" in it works well. unlike "deet" it is safe for children when used as directed. if we are outside for any length of time we reapply it after 3 or 4 hrs.