Natural Mosquito Repellent

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Last month, I hacked my backpack blower into a Mosquito Bazooka to wage war on New Jersey's “unofficial state bird”. In this follow-up episode, I use my mosquito bazooka to apply a natural mosquito repellent that I found on Pinterest made from beer, mouthwash and epsom salt.

Natural Mosquito Repellent Recipe

  • 3 bottles of stale beer
  • Large bottle (1.5L) of blue mouthwash
  • 3 cups of epsom salt

 

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  1. Robin
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    Did it work? If so, how long did it last? Did it cause any damage to your lawn, plants or shrubs?

    • Chris
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      It’s a hard thing to say because it wasn’t a very scientific experiment. It smelled pleasant and didn’t kill anything, but my wife got a mosquito bite the following day. Would she have gotten more if I didn’t spray? I can’t say for sure, but my gut feeling is yes. I know I missed some bushes and certainly didn’t spray the whole lawn.

      I’m considering paying a service

        once

      next year so I can pick his brain and see what chemical he uses.

      Stay tuned!

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