My wife Kerrie has decided that the best way to keep all the Mosquitoes at bay this year is Listerine Original! BUT Does it work? The primary active ingredient in Listerine is eucalyptol, a derivative of eucalyptus oil, which in turn is commonly used in botanical insect repellents. According to various clinical studies, it actually does repel mosquitoes!
Other “Home Remedies” to keep the Mosquitoes at bay….
We exhale Carbon Dioxide, which attracts mosquitoes. Dry ice is frozen carbon dioxide which evaporates into gas as it melts. So, place dry ice in a wide container and keep it at a distance. When all the mosquitoes are attracted towards that container and away from you.
Put coffee grounds wherever you find stagnant water near your house. The mosquito eggs present in the water will be forced to come to the surface as the coffee grounds block the oxygen transfer to the water. As they come to the surface, they will be deprived of oxygenated water. This will kill them before they hatch and will prevent mosquitoes from breeding.