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Old 05-25-2011, 03:00 PM  
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Last evening I discovered pachoulli oil began life as an insecticide. It repels me so why not skeeters?
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Old 05-26-2011, 11:16 AM  
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Last evening I discovered pachoulli oil began life as an insecticide. It repels me so why not skeeters?
For that exact reason. I like citronella, patchouli not so much.
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Old 06-08-2011, 05:21 PM  
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Not kidding here - splash some original Listerine on your skin. It's the only thing that has worked for me. I think DEET is a just marinade to skeeters! I never have found Skin So Soft - all the Avon reps tell me it's been discontinued. Also, try boiling some crushed red pepper and garlic cloves, then spray it around the yard and doors/windows.
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I just checked Welcome to AVON ? the official site of AVON Products, Inc. and found seversal pages of various Skin so Soft products still for sale.
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Old 06-08-2011, 09:22 PM  
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Not kidding here - splash some original Listerine on your skin. It's the only thing that has worked for me. I think DEET is a just marinade to skeeters! I never have found Skin So Soft - all the Avon reps tell me it's been discontinued. Also, try boiling some crushed red pepper and garlic cloves, then spray it around the yard and doors/windows.
Sean, where are the Arizona mosquitoes hiding? I'm in eternally wet Oregon and I've seen exactly one mosquito in 6 years. Unless you're near a marsh or swamp our soil drains quickly so standing water is rare.

According to the evening news your state is (understandably) on fire and the firemen all agree there's not much you can do with 40 mph winds.

I have to guess your skeeter days are in the past or for camping.
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I was at Lake Havasu a few days ago, drinking a beer with my son outside at dusk. 10 minutes later, and they got me bad. I had skeeter bites from my feet to the top of my head!
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Old 06-08-2011, 11:04 PM  
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Isn't Havasu a big reservoir set in the desert? Where are the skeeters breeding or are there backwater shallows too?
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Lake Havasu is just an enlarged portion of the Colorado River, with dams at both ends. Yeah, there are shallows and some marshes, but for some stupid reason, them skeeters seem to be bad out there this time of year.
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Old 06-09-2011, 09:18 AM  
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Sean, where are the Arizona mosquitoes hiding? I'm in eternally wet Oregon and I've seen exactly one mosquito in 6 years. Unless you're near a marsh or swamp our soil drains quickly so standing water is rare.

According to the evening news your state is (understandably) on fire and the firemen all agree there's not much you can do with 40 mph winds.

I have to guess your skeeter days are in the past or for camping.

If I knew where they were hiding, there wouldn't be any left lol! I just tried to smash a big one here at work, but it must have smelled the eucalyptus oil and flew away. Skeeters love me! I got bites last night where I didn't put the stuff on.

That wind is terrible. What we need is RAIN. Please send some this way - I live with the skeeters.

@ havasu - Now why didn't I think to look online? Duh! Thank you!
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