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Is There a Food That You Can Eat to Repel Mosquitoes?
« on: September 01, 2016, 10:46:48 pm »
http://www.livestrong.com/article/518701-is-there-a-food-that-you-can-eat-to-repel-mosquitoes/
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General Diet
According to the Alderleaf Wilderness College, outdoors-people eating diets rich in whole grains, fruits and vegetables have noted that they receive fewer mosquito bites than those consuming more processed and sugary foods. This observation suggests that changing your diet could potentially provide the simplest way to repel mosquitoes naturally. Scientific research hasn't confirmed this theory, though researchers do know that mosquitoes exhibit greater or lesser attraction to particular people due to individual differences in chemical emanations.

Garlic
While garlic consumption has long been touted as a natural mosquito repellent, a study in the March 2005 issue of "Medical and Veterinary Entomology" claims otherwise. Subjects consuming garlic one day and a placebo another day experienced no difference in mosquito bites. Applying garlic externally may provide greater protection from mosquitoes. A solution of 1 percent garlic combined with beeswax and petroleum jelly warded off mosquitoes for up to 8 hours in an Indian field study, says the Colorado State University Extension.

Vitamin B-1
According to the Empire State Lyme Disease Association, vitamin B-1, or thiamine, alters your human scent, which may reduce your attractiveness to mosquitoes. This accounts for the popularity of brewer's yeast as a mosquito repellent, since it's high in thiamine. However, a scientific study published in the June 2005 issue of the "Journal of the American Mosquito Association" found that vitamin B supplementation does not effectively repel mosquitoes.

Alcohol
Abstaining from alcohol can help keep mosquitoes at bay when you're outdoors. A study published in the June 2002 issue of the "Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association" reported that people consuming beer experience increased mosquito landings on their skin when compared with an abstaining control subject. A study in the March 2010 issue of "PLoS ONE" concurs, citing the body odor of beer drinkers as the culprit in increasing their attractiveness to mosquitoes.
Conclusion: Eat whole grains, fruits and vegetables.  Rub yourself with garlic.  Don't drink beer.
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Re: Is There a Food That You Can Eat to Repel Mosquitoes?
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2016, 10:53:38 pm »
buy electric zapper to play
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Re: Is There a Food That You Can Eat to Repel Mosquitoes?
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2016, 11:03:20 pm »
buy electric zapper to play
Why you so SM one?  :-X  Anyway that's for houseflies right?  I think skinny mozzies will just fly through the holes.
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Re: Is There a Food That You Can Eat to Repel Mosquitoes?
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2016, 11:36:09 pm »
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Re: Is There a Food That You Can Eat to Repel Mosquitoes?
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2016, 12:22:09 am »
Why you so SM one?  :-X  Anyway that's for houseflies right?  I think skinny mozzies will just fly through the holes.

read reviews and ppl commenting on the types of insects that they caught. heard dat house flies nd to zap a few times but mosquitoes are easier? hmm 😶 time to import some just in case.
doubt they can fly through as gt 3 layers of netting.
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Re: Is There a Food That You Can Eat to Repel Mosquitoes?
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2016, 04:29:30 pm »
read reviews and ppl commenting on the types of insects that they caught. heard dat house flies nd to zap a few times but mosquitoes are easier? hmm 😶 time to import some just in case.
doubt they can fly through as gt 3 layers of netting.
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Re: Is There a Food That You Can Eat to Repel Mosquitoes?
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2016, 05:27:10 pm »
Conclusion: Eat whole grains, fruits and vegetables.  Rub yourself with garlic.  Don't drink beer.

rub urself with garlic??  :o
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Re: Is There a Food That You Can Eat to Repel Mosquitoes?
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2016, 05:40:30 pm »
rub urself with garlic??  :o
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Applying garlic externally may provide greater protection from mosquitoes.
From the article one..
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Re: Is There a Food That You Can Eat to Repel Mosquitoes?
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2016, 06:17:11 pm »
must protect the kids and babies too! :(

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« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2016, 11:27:46 pm »
must protect the kids and babies too! :(
Mosquito nets lor.. no other choice.
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Re: Is There a Food That You Can Eat to Repel Mosquitoes?
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2016, 05:11:52 pm »
ermmm...lol

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/vehicles-must-be-sprayed-with-insect-repellent-before-entering/3096194.html

JOHOR BAHRU: The Johor Health Department will take various measures to curb the spread of Zika infection, including requiring all vehicles leaving and entering Singapore to be sprayed with mosquito repellent.
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