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August 28, 2008

Old Folks Remedies: Keep Mosquitos Away

Mint Border: Something for spring! Mint herbs are very prolific and grow just about anywhere. Separate mint herbs and plant them around dog kennels/ fences. Can be planted along edges of dog yards, as well. These not only smell good when brushed, but also act as an insect repellent.
Mobile homePut your dog's kennel on wheels; it won't kill the grass and can be rolled under cover in wet weather.
Mosquito Bites: Apply lime juice diluted with water on bites with cotton ball.
Mosquito Control1/ Dispose of unwanted tin cans and tires. 2/ Clean clogged roof gutters and drain flat roofs. 3/ Flush sump-pump pits weekly. 4/ Stock ornamental pools with fish. 5/ Change water in birdbaths, fountains, and troughs twice a week. 6/ Clean and chlorinate swimming pools; when not regularly used, they should be emptied. 7/ Turn over unused wading pools and other containers that tend to collect rainwater. 8/ Cover containers tightly with window screen or plastic when storing rainwater for garden use during drought periods.
Mosquitos: Plant to Keep Mosquitos Away!The castor bean plant. Seeds available from any nursery. Plant in pots within the house; replant outdoors. Decorative and they grow like weeds!
Mosquitos Won't BiteFour parts glycerine, 4 parts alcohol, 1 part eucalyptus oil. Or make a solution of equal parts of isopropyl alcohol and methyl phthalate.

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