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A Low-Tech Mosquito Deterrent


Science & Tech  (tags: low tech, environment, news, mosquitoes, climate, humans, health, habitat, interesting, concept )

Carrie
- 409 days ago - nytimes.com
Over the Fourth of July holiday, my wife and I joined some friends for a barbecue in their backyard. The guests were lively and the space was lovely -- grassy and open but shady and surrounded by lots of shrubs and trees.



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Comments

Birgit W. (144)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 7:25 pm
Thanks.
 

Monica T. (294)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 8:00 pm
Thank you so much for this idea!
 

Veselin Varbanov (23)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 2:56 am
Doubt it will be as effectinve as comercial repelent but certainly your are gooing to have less bites if there are lots of hungry mosquitous if there is some wind ! (also these comercial repelent are very detrimental to health and contain a lot of nasties in them! )
 

L B. (32)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 4:36 am
How cool is that? :)
 

James Knepp (89)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 4:38 am
I think there is something to this. At the shore if there is an east wind we get no flying pests but a west wind they will be all over you.
 

Gloria picchetti (286)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 4:53 am
Brilliant.
 

maryse s. (0)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 5:03 am
makes sense. easy to try and certainly not toxic
 

Fi T. (16)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 5:33 am
There's always something eco-friendly to do
 

Carol H. (229)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 6:56 am
great idea!! thanks Carrie
 

Carrie B. (309)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 8:31 am
Sometimes the simplest things make the best sense.
 

Joanne Dixon (38)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 11:18 am
I look forward to hearing results from our Care2 friends who live in states where the mosquito is jokingly referred to as "the State bird." This certainly sounds sensible and reasonably eco friendly (certainly better then repellents - which for me never worked anyway).
 

Kitty Cather (6)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 1:24 pm
if you spray vinegar , in the room, makes mosquitous sick, catch, kill,
 

Lyn Z. (294)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 3:35 pm
THAT is absolutely great to know & do.
 

Micheael Kirkbym (85)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 4:56 pm
Excellent
 

Betty Kelly (2)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 10:04 pm
This really does work.
 

Jaime A. (32)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 11:52 pm
Noted.
 

Roger Garin-michaud (61)
Friday July 19, 2013, 1:21 pm
noted, thanks!
 
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