British Columbia, Canada
Okay so it isn't really poetry related but it's important right now.
This was sent to me by Ethome to circulate, and the responses back to me are so positive and people were thrilled to get this information because of Nile West. I already knew about some of these remedies, how about you? Here in the mountains of B.C. we take branches from pine or spruce trees, and rub on our arms to ward off those pesky "no-seeums" - horrible tiny black flies that bite like crazy! Well here you go - a few ways to ward off those darn mosquitoes this summer.
OK, mosquitoes...prepare to be repelled!
Use Bounce Fabric Softener Sheets...Best thing ever used in Louisiana..just wipe on & go...Great for youngsters and babies.
Bob, a fisherman, takes one vitamin B-1 tablet a day from April through October . He said it works. He was right. Hasn't had a mosquito bite in 33 years. Try it. Every one he has talked into trying it works on them. Vitamin B-1( Thiamine Hydrochloride 100 mg.)
Stop eating bananas! If you eat bananas, the mosquitoes really like you, - something about the banana oil as your body processes it.
This is going to floor you, but one of the best insect repellents someone found (who is in the woods every day), is Vick's Vaporub.
Plant marigolds around the yard, the flowers give off a smell that bugs do not like, so plant some in that garden also to help ward off bugs without using insecticides.
Marines who spend a great deal of time "camping out" say that the very best mosquito repellant you can use is Avon Skin-So-Soft bath oil mixed about half and half with alcohol. (I use this one straight from the bottle.)
One of the best natural insect repellants that I've discovered is made from the clear real vanilla. This is the pure vanilla that is sold in Mexico. It works great for mosquitoes and ticks, don't know about other insects.
When all else fails- BUY A FROG!
Fight West Nile - pass this along to all your friends in skeeter land!
Now, do you have any to add?