Mosquito & Fly Repellants that work
Mosquito repellants

These are mosquito repellants that have been used successfully by many different people.  These are alternatives to store bought bug repellants.   Most are easily found items.

Use Bounce Fabric Softener Sheets to keep mosquitos and flies away while you ride.

Try  taking one vitamin B-1 tablet a day April through October . A fisherman friend of ours said it works. He was right. Hasn't had a mosquito bite in 33 years. Try it. Every one he has talked into trying it works on them. Vitamin B-1( Thiamine Hydrochloride 100 mg.)

If you eat bananas, the mosquitoes like you, - something about the banana oil as your body processes it.  Stop eating bananas for the summer and the mosquitoes will be much less interested.

This is going to floor you, but one of the best insect repellents someone found (who is in the woods every day), is Vick's Vaporub.

Plant marigolds around the yard, the flowers give off a smell that bugs do not like, so plant some in that garden also to help ward off bugs without using insecticides.

"Tough guy" Marines who spend a great deal of time "camping out" say that the very best mosquito/fly repellant you can use is Avon Skin-So-Soft bath oil mixed about half and half with alcohol.

Natural preditors
Our farm is mosquito free, as well as fly free, with the help from the ducks.  Our farm has a combination of Moscove ducks and Pekin ducks.   We have approximately 1 1/2 ducks per acre on the farm, and find that they prefer eating mosquitos, flies, and other flying insects.   For this to be a practical solution for you, you will need to have some acreage for them to travel, as they can be messy when kept in a small space.

We have used dragon fly nymphs in the past.  They are also a great preditor of mosquito and fly larvea.  You will need to buy the dragon fly nymphs on an annual basis.

  Menomin Morgan Horse Farm
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