It's a modern old-wives tale: put a Bounce dryer sheet in your pocket while gardening and it'll keep away the mosquitoes or gnats.... read more ›
Study authors concluded that, “DEET and PMD [are] the most effective and longest lasting mosquito repellents currently available.” PMD is found in products containing C. Citriodora (oil of lemon eucalyptus) and the tradenames Citrosynthol, Citrepel and Citriodiol. It is also effective against ticks.... see more ›
Answer: Both. Although dryer sheets haven't been officially proven to repel mosquitoes, their effectiveness hasn't been disproven, either. It's possible these common household items are a successful mosquito-repellant.... view details ›
- Lemon eucalyptus oil.
- Cinnamon oil.
- Thyme oil.
- Greek catmint oil.
- Soybean oil.
- Tea tree oil.
'Mosquitos don't like certain smells, such as lavender, citronella, or eucalyptus. These smells deter mosquitoes because they produce chemicals that mosquitoes don't like – namely linalool and geraniol,' says Melanie Rose, a pest specialist at Nationwide Pest Control.... continue reading ›
No, there is no scientific backing from the EPA or CDC that Irish Spring soap repels mosquitoes.... see details ›
Deep Woods" repellent, a product containing about 24% DEET, fared the best. Its protection lasted an average of five hours. The least effective products were wristbands treated with DEET or citronella, which offered almost no protection. According to the researchers, this wasn't a surprise.... view details ›
Dryer sheets have some ingredients that are well known for their bug-repelling properties. Penn Live said that specifically, Bounce dryer sheets contain linalool, benzyl acetate, beta-citronellol, and hedione which are all known to keep bugs like mosquitos at bay.... see details ›
A few publications claimed that keeping Bounce on your body or near you could repel mosquitoes, however, there's little research that supports this claim. Studies find that some dryer sheets do have characteristics that repel insects.... read more ›
Fungus gnats and mosquitoes are not the same. Some people have sworn by the power of Bounce dryer sheets—and specifically Bounce, too—to keep mosquitoes away from them, and gnats out of their garden.... see more ›