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FieldsofThyme
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Posted - Jul 06 2013 :  06:33:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I found these recipes for a spray, but has anyone actually made any? And have it work?

http://www.accidentallygreen.com/natural-ways-to-repel-mosquitoes/


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FieldsofThyme
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Posted - Oct 14 2013 :  06:27:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just an update. I made basil/vodka spray and it works great!

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Kelly
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Posted - Oct 14 2013 :  09:28:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kristina...great find I am going out now to harvest some basil. Thanks so much!

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Posted - Oct 14 2013 :  8:03:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kristina
I made this early this morning and used in tonight......worked great! Thank you again for posting.

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FieldsofThyme
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Posted - Oct 15 2013 :  03:59:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You are welcome. I wish I could find something to repel flies (natural spray).

For anyone who missed it, you can see it on my blog here: http://pioneerwomanatheart.blogspot.com/2013/09/homemade-mosquito-repellent-summer-is.html


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Anna
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Posted - Feb 08 2016 :  08:00:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There are are some ways to repel them. I poke holes in limes and insert cloves. This works if you hang enough of them in specific areas like around your door. I think the essential oils of lime and cloves will work and be safe for skin contact, but I have not tried it yet. I have heard many say skin so soft by avon works. Also, I have heard that lemongrass being the source of citronella oil will repel them as well. It is a tropical grass but I have known someone who grows it in a pot indoors in zone 6. I see it available for sale through the growers exchange and raintree nursery. Hope it helps.
As for flies, I have an effective trap. Take an aluminum cat food can, that has the residue of the contents still in it, add water and a drop or two of dish soap. Place it in the sun, and see how many flies take the dive. The more cans you use the more effectively it works. I have also had success putting many cans in a large barrel of water with the meat residue and dish soap and have trapped thousands of flies in the summer. I would never buy fly traps because just by feeding the cats you will also get rid of the flies!
Best wishes Farmgals!

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