Friday, May 27, 2011

How to Kill Mosquitoes - NOT A JOKE

I got this in an e-mail today and have never tried it but plan on doing so this summer and had to pass it on here.

"You may be aware of this, but I thought it was worth looking at again “How to Kill Mosquitos - NOT A JOKE “

I can't wait to try this in the summer!
I was at a deck party awhile back, and the bugs were having a ball biting everyone. A man at the party sprayed the lawn and deck floor with Listerine, and the little demons disappeared. The next year I filled a 4-ounce spray bottle and used it around my seat whenever I saw mosquitoes. And voila! That worked as well. It worked at a picnic where we sprayed the area around the food table, the children's swing area, and the standing water nearby. During the summer, I don't leave home without it....Pass it on.

OUR FRIEND'S COMMENTS: I tried this on my deck and around all of my doors. It works - in fact, it killed them instantly. I bought my bottle from Target and it cost me $1.89. It really doesn't take much, and it is a big bottle, too; so it is not as expensive to use as the can of Bug-spray you buy that doesn't last 30 minutes. So, try this, please. It will last a couple of days. Don't spray directly on a wood door (like your front door), but spray around the frame. Spray around the window frames, and even inside the dog house. EARTH FRIENDLY TOO!!! "

And I myself look at it this way...
 if any of those pesky critters survive the Listerine attack least they will have decent breath when they bite you :)


  1. I checked this out online. I wish it were true. But alas:

  2. I did some more looking around the net and found this:
    Senior Member
    Registered: 01-25-11
    It works. For the longest time I used to spray my back yard with this mixture:
    1 Cup Listerine (mint seems to work best)
    1 C Lemon Dish Soap
    1 C Tobacco juice or Tea

    Place that in a standard yard hose end sprayer like miracle grow sells and spray EVERYTHING except yourself (the tobacco gives a contact high and IS a poison). Omit it if you're concerned. Especially the underside of leaves. Works great for fruit trees (add a cup of chamomile tea for antifungal properties that fruit trees often have trouble with).

    The yard was very mosquito and generally bug free and here in MN we kid that mosquitos are our state bird -- they get big and breed like mad up here. I have a couple of coffee mugs with them on as our state bird.

    I once told my sister to pour some mint listerine into the "pond" behind their yard and it worked wonders for them.

    For one quart of water 1 teaspoon of each is enough.

    Alcohol screws up their sex lives but doesn't kill them directly. Mint and Lemon have long been known to be repellents so try to get your ingredients in those flavors. Growing mint near the foundation works well, too. Posted 05-03-11 01:18 AM