Try this to ward off sand fleas

nandina(8b)March 29, 2005

Beautiful day today. Plunged my trowel into the soil and out swarmed the sand fleas! Yuck! But I noticed that they were hovering all around me but not attacking. Why? Then I remembered that I had rubbed some Neutrogena Hand Cream on my arms and face before heading out into the yard. I put some more on rubbing it around my hairline where they love to bite. Have just come in from a delighful day in the garden unbothered by the pesky critters. I replenished it at lunch time. This hand cream comes in tube form and is easily available at grocery stores. It is also a very nice cream to use on dry hands. Give it a try. Hope it works for you. Now...if it will discourage mosquitoes....fingers crossed!

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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Nandina! As usual, you are a wealth of great information...the best kind of information: based on your observation and experimentation.

Guess what? I am now living in a sand flea-free zone!! But I'll sure give this product a try on the Huntsville mosquitoes.


    Bookmark   April 1, 2005 at 10:04AM
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Wow, I wonder if it would be okay to use it on my dog too?

    Bookmark   April 5, 2005 at 7:32AM
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