Tuesday, June 19, 2007



Can't tell you if this really works or not, but it might be fun to
try it out...
Pass this on to anyone who likes sitting out in the evening or when
they're having a cook out. So you don't like those pesky mosquitoes,
especially now that they have the potential to carry the West Nile
Virus? Here's a tip that was given at a recent garden forum. Put
some water in a White dinner plate and add just a few drops of Lemon
Fresh Joy dish detergent. Set the dish on your porch, patio, or other
outdoor area. Not sure what attracts them, the lemon smell, the white
plate, or what, but mosquitoes flock to it, and drop dead shortly
after drinking the Lemon Fresh Joy/water mixture, and usually within
about 10 feet of the plate. Check this out -- it work's just super! May
seem trivial, but it may help control mosquitoes around your home,
especially in the South and elsewhere where the West Nile virus is
reaching epidemic proportions in mosquitoes, birds, and humans.

1 comment:

happydi2 MSN said...

I will try it, I'll try anything to ward off those pesky bugs! Right now the weather in Nova Scotia has been very cool and damp so I'll have to wait for it to warm up to see if this actually works.   Thanks for the tip.   Anyone have any tips on how to repel black flies? They are miserable little 'bug'gers at this time of year for us in N.S.   Dianne