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How to Prevent Mosquito Bites

As promised from yesterday’s post for How To Stop Mosquito Bites Itching [1], I’ve compiled a big list of recommendations and home remedies for repellent suggestions.

ExamplesA few things to note first:

Something to keep in mind: Since some people seem to be a mosquito magnet while others around them don’t get a single bite, I have the suspicion that there could be a personal body chemistry factor involved. And that could explain why a remedy that works for one person, may not work for another.

I suspect that’s why some people swear by the Bounce sheet method, or the Avon Skin So Soft solution, while others have a different experience. Bounce nor the Avon SSS did a thing for me btw, but I did include them in the list below. I know a few people who SWEAR by them.

Basics:

Home Remedies & Tips

CitronellaLavenderCatnipEucalyptus*Pennyroyal*Tansy
BasilThymeCedarTea TreePeppermintLemongrass

*Seems to be strongly recommended. Also see this list of recipes [2] for homemade repellents using a mix of essential oils.

Plants That Repel Them

Break off leaves and crush them roughly, rub them all over your clothes and skin. Toss the bruised leaves around the perimeter of your deck or patio. Also plant these in pots and arrange them around the patio. You could also infuse these in water and then use that as a spray.

Commercial Products

*(other than DEET items)

Household Hacks

Items to Eat

*Daily

Apparently the smell that comes out of your pores from a steady diet of the below deters mosquitoes. The items aren’t meant to be combined, they’re just different suggestions.

Proven False