Sun Jul 22, 2012, 10:52 PM
backwoodsbob (5,885 posts)
citronella a bug reppelent?seems so
I loaded all my tiki torches with a citronella and ceder fuel and I have to say it works at keeping bugs away.I haven't seen a bug for an hour on the porch.
Katie is doing her part eating every bug in dorchester county
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Sun Jul 22, 2012, 11:30 PM
Fridays Child (23,986 posts)
2. Cedar is a great repellent, as well.
I've purchased a number of products from cedarcidestore.com and had excellent results. For skeeters, though, I recently read the following at http://altmedicine.about.com/od/healthconditionsdisease/a/insect_repellents_oils.htm:
"In a 2005 study that compared the repellent activity of 38 different essential oils, researchers discovered that clove oil offered the longest duration of protection against all mosquito species involved in the lab experiments. The same study found that citronella and patchouli oils also provided two hours of complete repellency."