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Mosquito bites

Posted by honalee 3a (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 12, 11 at 22:27

Just thought I would share a piece of useful info. When I was a kid, I was out trail riding one day out by Cooking Lake. I rode out there a lot and ,of course, being by the lake, the bugs were horrendous. I had on shorts and green knee socks. For some reason the skeeters seemed to love my legs with the socks on. Long story short, I got eaten alive ! I couldn't find anything to sooth the itch so grabbed the only thing I could find in the house which was Absorbine Junior. It worked great! Many years later I was reading the back of the bottle and there in green and white it says: It is also an effective first aid antiseptic for relief of non -poisonous insect bites. Who knew?? Just thought I'd pass that on since the skeeters are so bad this year. I bought 2 new bottles the other day at Walmart!! :) Auuuuugggghhhh relief!!


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RE: Mosquito bites

  • Posted by beegood Zone 3 Alberta (My Page) on
    Wed, Jul 13, 11 at 11:11

If you crush Yarrow leaves or I guess more like fronds and rub that on a bite it will stop the itch. With the amount of mosquitoes we have right now it is impossible to keep up no matter what I use .


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RE: Mosquito bites

You got that right Beegood.I keep my bathtub full of Deep Woods Off!


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RE: Mosquito bites

Here's a great Cracked.com article about ways scientists are devising to destroy mosquitoes. I like the grapefruit extract one.

Here is a link that might be useful: Die, Mosquitos, Die!


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I look at it this way. If we can do without a vestigial organ like our appendix then why do we need mosquitoes?


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