Does Listerine mouthwash repel mosquitoes?

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Marcey Lawson

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Does Listerine mouthwash repel mosquitoes?
« on: 09/05/2008 13:55:57 »
Marcey Lawson asked the Naked Scientists:

I heard recently that Listerine mouthwash makes an EXCELLENT mosquito repellent.

Apparently, all you do is put some in a spray bottle and spray around the area where you are and it keeps them away for hours.

Is there any truth to this?????


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Re: Does Listerine mouthwash repel mosquitoes?
« Reply #1 on: 10/05/2008 21:24:47 »
Susan Maruca asked the Naked Scientists:

On your next (wonderful) show you will discuss what attracts mosquitoes to certain people. I have a related question:  

I am hearing rumors that Listerine works phenomenally well as a mosquito repellent. Is that true, and if so, why?


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Re: Does Listerine mouthwash repel mosquitoes?
« Reply #2 on: 11/05/2008 15:29:32 »
I merged the topic posted by Marcey Lawson, (Guest, MessageID: 172469
09/05/2008 13:55:57 ) topic into this one as it is the exact same question - I do hope that Marcy can find her question. Dave - did I mess up here?? Can Marcey find her question
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Re: Does Listerine mouthwash repel mosquitoes?
« Reply #3 on: 11/05/2008 18:47:07 »
I find that if I squish a fly with a bottle of Listerine...it acts as a good repellent !!
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Re: Does Listerine mouthwash repel mosquitoes?
« Reply #4 on: 11/05/2008 18:47:56 »
I merged the topic posted by Marcey Lawson, (Guest, MessageID: 172469
09/05/2008 13:55:57 ) topic into this one as it is the exact same question - I do hope that Marcy can find her question. Dave - did I mess up here?? Can Marcey find her question

I see no merging !

Time for your bed bath and medication !
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Does Listerine mouthwash repel mosquitoes?
« Reply #5 on: 11/05/2008 18:52:25 »
VOILA !!

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Does Listerine mouthwash repel mosquitoes?
« Reply #6 on: 12/05/2008 15:04:36 »
I find that if I squish a fly with a bottle of Listerine...it acts as a good repellent !!

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