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    Default Repel mosquitoes using a fabric softener sheet!

    Tie a sheet of Bounce through a belt loop when outdoors during mosquito season.

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    thank you..................

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    Thanks. I'm going to keep that in mind for softball this year. Last year I got so many bites it wasn't funny.

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    luvdietcoke---

    You are my new hero! We are spending the summer up here in the woods, and are already curtailing our walks due to being eaten alive!

    Great tip!!

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    doesn't work for me....although I smell nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Missy View Post
    doesn't work for me....although I smell nice.
    I was wondering if anyone has tried this or not. I have heard that it works but I don't know who has actually tried it. If it does I may break down and buy some fabric softner sheets!

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    We use repellent lotion whenever we go out. To keep us from the blood sucking mosquitoes. I have never use fabric softener sheets before, and was wondering if this thing really works.

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    never tried that but a sister swears by it............

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    I'm sure it would work. But, I think I would prefer the mosquitoes.

    The fumes from those dryer sheets burn my eyes and sinuses. You couldn't get me within 100 yards of one of those things. No wonder they repel bugs!

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    Well I'm willing to give it a shot , only if it repels ticks and chiggers also. Anyone know?

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    I recommend eating a lot of garlic! Makes your food tastier, and it seems to really repel mosquitoes. I would never buy dryer sheets, mainly because I hang up all my clothes to dry so they don't go in a dryer. Plus my hubby would murder me if I put stinky chemicals on his clothing on purpose, he is allergic to that sort of thing.

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    A friend and I tried this yesterday and it didn't really work for us. Mosquitoes didn't light as often, but we were still shooing them away all the same. Granted, we weren't using name-brand Bounce dryer sheets, but I still think I'll try something else next time.




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    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredVeryEarly View Post
    I recommend eating a lot of garlic! Makes your food tastier, and it seems to really repel mosquitoes. I would never buy dryer sheets, mainly because I hang up all my clothes to dry so they don't go in a dryer. Plus my hubby would murder me if I put stinky chemicals on his clothing on purpose, he is allergic to that sort of thing.
    My hubby takes garlic tables each morning and he swears by this to repel mosquitoes! Plus the garlic tablets have heart benefits, so it's doubly good for him

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    http://www.snopes.com/oldwives/skeeters.asp

    Dryer sheets don't work. Don't risk getting West Nile or EEE, thinking you are safe from mosquitoes because you dangle dryer sheets off your clothes. You will smell nice, except to people who have respiratory reactions to the strong scent and/or the chemicals in the sheets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredVeryEarly View Post
    I recommend eating a lot of garlic! Makes your food tastier, and it seems to really repel mosquitoes. I would never buy dryer sheets, mainly because I hang up all my clothes to dry so they don't go in a dryer. Plus my hubby would murder me if I put stinky chemicals on his clothing on purpose, he is allergic to that sort of thing.
    I second that. I was a chaperon at a kids camp one year. Everyone had Off and/or the Skin So Soft ( I never thought that worked but many there were hard core believers). I took my garlic faithfully at every meal and I had 1 or 2 bites. Everyone else applied Off or SSS at every chance and they were covered with bites.

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