Friday, June 22, 2012

Listerine Kills Mosquitoes

From: Linda R.
Sent: June 22, 2012
To: undisclosed recipients
Subject: Fw: Listerine Kills Mosquitoes

Listerine Kills Mosquitoes
I got this from a friend and tried it. It worked for a while but then soon after spraying it stopped working all together. I did a search and found out that this really isnt an effective way to kill Mosquitoes. Linda.
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How to Kill Mosquitoes - NOT A JOKE

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.
Now these are Good Mosquitoes!!!
And it freshens the mosquitoes’ breath, which of course has been a big problem….

EARTH FRIENDLY TOO???

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Linda, I went to Snopes.com and indeed seems to be noneffective. ...Likewise, spraying Listerine around your home or outdoor areas isn't an all-purpose mosquito preventive. It may kill some mosquitoes on which it is directly sprayed, but it won't serve to keep knocking mosquitoes dead for hours and hours afterwards. Because it contains trace amounts of eucalyptol, mouthwash may also have limited effectiveness as a mosquito repellent, but it needs be kept in mind that actual eucalyptus-based mosquito repellents contain the compound in concentrations as high as 75 percent whereas the eucalyptol in mouthwash is usually below 1 percent, which means if it works at all, it isn't going to work very well or for very long.



    You get what you pay for, Deet will repel mosquitoes more effectively for much longer than solutions concocted from commercial household products intended for completely different purposes. http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/household/mosquitoes.asp

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