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Used appropriately, they have benefits beyond measure. It will not harm the foliage of plants, however, it might harm the blooms of some flowers, so I would be careful when spraying around flowers.

Sometimes, stale beer becomes a little cloudy (because of the low alcohol content), but I think that is OK since you will not be drinking it, just spraying it on the yard. A man at the party sprayed the lawn and deck floor with Listerine, and the little demons disappeared. Then, add a half package of yeast for every gallon of beer mixture. Rodale's Organic Life: Six Surprising Mosquito Repellents, National Pesticide Information Center: Bacillus Thuringiensis General Fact Sheet, Bonide Products Inc.: Mosquito Beater Ready-to-Spray, Bonide Products Inc.: Mosquito Beater -- Granules. In other words, I think it will last at least a couple of months if not more. Answer: Since ticks and mosquitoes are different insects, I cannot honestly state whether or not the mosquito repellent solution would work for ticks. If your pet is allergic to beer, Epsom salt, or mouthwash, then I would not use this solution.

Obtain the maximum effectiveness of the product you use by following its label instructions. Answer: In the English language, the word bit has many meanings. Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on August 02, 2016: Marlene Bertrand (author) from USA on July 26, 2016: Hello MsDora! We can enjoy our yard now and this recipe is amazing. Listerine can be found at drug stores and supermarkets.”, – doityourself.com –  “Combine in the container equal parts stale beer, epsom (or sea) salt, and Listerine (or other mouthwash). Marlene enjoys being outside. It takes 20-30 minutes but then it’s gone for good.

Answer: Just using straight math, each batch of the mosquito repellent solution produces approximately 72 ounces of liquid. with mosquitoes, Listerine won’t be effective. Word on the street has it buzzing about Listerine being your go-to pleasant-smelling mosquito barrier for your next barbeque session, but does a few spritz in the air really keep mosquitoes away? Non-alcoholic beer is still beer.

HelloMatt Easterbrook5. Ingredients: One 16-ounce bottle of mint-flavored mouthwash; 3 cups Epson salt; 3 12-ounce bottles of stale beer (cheap beer works just fine) Directions: I wonder if organic mosquito yard spray will keep them away? © InsectHobbyist.com, 2020. I rather be safe than sorry.

So if you spray this solution in your yard, it is likely the bees will simply stay away from the areas that are sprayed with the solution. I imagine heat does destroy vitamins, but, not being a scientist, I could not say for sure.

And, if so, I hope it helps with your ant problem.

Wasted $$$ on ingredients and a sprayer!!! The Dollar Store-type works, too.

Marlene Bertrand (author) from USA on August 20, 2016: Hello Barbara Kay! Answer: You forgot to add the bulk that comes from the Epsom salt. I hope this solution works for you. Their unusual ingredients are mostly inspired by day-to-day products we use at home. I get eaten alive here in Nashville. Hello Faith Reaper. Question: Can you quicken the alcohol evaporation by gently heating the beer, or will that lessen the beer effect somehow? Your organic solutions are much preferable compared to the chemical creams and sprays. Mix the insect repellent in a spray bottle. You can also dilute essential oils that mosquitoes don't like in the mixture. It sounds easiest enough and I have everything on hand except the beer. Also, I would not encourage my pet to ingest the solution. 1 – insecthobbyist.com –  “The idea of having Listerine as a mosquito repellent sound like a dream for any homeowner; However, eucalyptol usually has a 75% compound concentration, while Listerine only contains below 1%. Getting rid of mosquitoes should definitely be treated as an important matter as they aren’t only annoying, but they are also possibly bringing illnesses in your house, making you susceptible to a lot of diseases. However, most of them are especially active at dusk and dawn. This is necessary because you wouldn’t want the salt to clog your spray bottle. I use Lilac Oil and Coconut Oil on my arms and legs. How come we do and they don't?' Answer: This is a very good question. Shake well and allow to sit, stirring occasionally, until the salt and yeast have dissolved into the mixture.

He adds the mixture to a garden sprayer and then sprays his lawn, trees and bushes with it to keep mosquitoes at bay. Marlene Bertrand (author) from USA on June 26, 2018: Hello Amy. I’m a mosquito magnet and the bites used to last at least a week and get pretty swollen. I do hope this solution works well for you. Beer is a great mosquito killer; apparently, something about the smell (thiamine) makes them flee. Just spray it throughout the yard and it will last about two and a half months. on May 16, 2020: Marlene Bertrand (author) from USA on May 15, 2020: Hello Miebakagh, please consider the response to Rajan Singh Jolly. Bacillus thuringiensis is a naturally occurring bacteria that targets certain insect species and is safe to use around humans, pets and wildlife, including fish.

I hear people tell stories about how aggressive they are. These are Epsom salts, beer, and of course, Listerine. It will come in very handy now that summer is here. I get bitten all summer long.

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Despite the rumors of its effectiveness as a mosquito repellent, Listerine does not work for that use, according to University of Kentucky entomologist Grayson Brown, Ph.D., cited in a 2011 Prevention magazine article. Having a well-cared-for lawn is one of the best ways to control mosquitoes because they hide in tall grass and weeds. If you can, definitely jump for a commercial repellent or any other DIY method, but I don’t recommend Listerine.

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