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Why do mosquitoes have to itch?
How can I stop mosquitoes from biting?
Is there a recipe for home made mosquito, ant, and flea repellent?
Living in Oregon, I am sure I will encounter a fair share of the blood sucking and biting critters. I found this as a post on Facebook and thought it looked intriguing and easy. I think I will mix up a batch and see if it works.
Home Made Mosquito, Ant, and Flea Repellent
1/2 Cup Alcohol
7/8 Cup of Whole Cloves ( I think I will just make this one cup for ease)
2/3 Cup of Baby Oil or similar oil (others suggest Almond, Sesame, Lavendar, Fennel, etc.)
1 Small glass jar (I am going to use a small 1/2 pint canning jar)
In a glass container, add cloves to alcohol and let sit for 4 days, stirring or shaking each morning and evening. Allow this to "marinate." After 4 days have passed, add in the oil. Shake/stir.
Gently rub a few drops into the skin of the arms and legs. *This is supposed to work well on pets to help repel fleas and mosquitoes off of them.
Learn the science behind a mosquito bite's itch here: http://www.rosslab.neurobio.pitt.edu/mbi/
Will it work? Do you have a good recipe for home made insect repellent? Share it below.
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