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Sun Jul 22, 2012, 10:52 PM

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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backwoodsbob Jul 2012 OP
elleng Jul 2012 #1
Fridays Child Jul 2012 #2
Manifestor_of_Light Jul 2012 #3
HopeHoops Jul 2012 #4

Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 11:07 PM

1. It is supposed to work,

and its at least silent, compared with those electrical things which make a 'frying' sound when they capture insects!

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 11:30 PM

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."

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Sun Jul 22, 2012, 11:59 PM

3. citronella oil and lemongrass oil are good bug repellents.

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Mon Jul 23, 2012, 08:25 AM

4. Try growing pennyroyal. It is a nice groundcover and bugs hate the shit.

 

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