I HATE mosquitos!
Little extra garlic in the diet helps me, usually in the form of garlic knots from a place near by. The old italian couple we had next door recomended it, and it seems to work. Tikis and citronella buckets are good too.
Deet on clothes and hats if we are in danger of being over run. It is a toxin and has some risks I'd rather not expose my kids to.
"As a precaution, manufacturers advise that DEET products should not be used under clothing or on damaged skin, and that preparations be washed off after they are no longer needed or between applications."
"Citing human health reasons, Health Canada
barred the sale of insect repellents for human use that contained more than 30% DEET in a 2002 re-evaluation. The agency recommended that DEET-based products be used on children between the ages of 2 and 12 only if the concentration of DEET is 10% or less and that repellents be applied no more than 3 times a day, children under 2 should not receive more than 1 application of repellent in a day and DEET-based products of any concentration should not be used on infants under 6 months"
DEET - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I appreciate the info on ThermaCell. Looking into it immediately.