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Mosquito Spray??

Postby GypsyLady » Sat Apr 05, 2008 8:18 am

This came to me in an email.

I have absolutely no idea if this is a joke or not but thought it may well be worth a try especially for us Qlders. Might just be a good marketing ploy by Listerine…

If anyone tries it and has success you might like to let us all know


Mosquito Spray...

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.
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Re: Mosquito Spray??

Postby cruiser » Sat Apr 05, 2008 9:20 am

no idea, would be worth a try,We have tried just about everything else :armsup
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Re: Mosquito Spray??

Postby will_deness » Sat Apr 05, 2008 10:50 am

Wouldn't surprise me if it works, there is some pretty strong stuff in listerine.
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Re: Mosquito Spray??

Postby GypsyLady » Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:39 pm

will_deness wrote:Wouldn't surprise me if it works, there is some pretty strong stuff in listerine.


I bought some this morning when shopping and will use it next time.
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Re: Mosquito Spray??

Postby Ponga » Sat Apr 05, 2008 10:04 pm

I'm definitely adding this to my collection of weapons of mossie destruction.

Thank you!
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Re: Mosquito Spray??

Postby AussieSunset » Sat Apr 05, 2008 10:40 pm

I wonder if the cheaper simmiler products like listerine would work? As Listerine is quite dear to just spray around but then again so are a lot of the products meant to keep those nasties away. Mite have to give this one a try as we have an outdoor party in a few weeks and could prove to be handy.
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Re: Mosquito Spray??

Postby GypsyLady » Sun Apr 06, 2008 4:46 pm

AussieSunset wrote:I wonder if the cheaper simmiler products like listerine would work? .


Compare the contents of the two AS and if they are the same then I can't see why it would not work, that is presuming it works in the first place.
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Re: Mosquito Spray??

Postby will_deness » Sun Apr 06, 2008 4:54 pm

gypsylady wrote:
AussieSunset wrote:I wonder if the cheaper simmiler products like listerine would work? .


Compare the contents of the two AS and if they are the same then I can't see why it would not work, that is presuming it works in the first place.

I wikipedia'ed that yesterday
The active ingredients listed on Listerine bottles are menthol, thymol, methyl salicylate, and eucalyptol. Ethanol is present in concentrations of 21.6% in the flavored product and 26.9% in the original gold Listerine Antiseptic. Thymol is an antiseptic, methyl salicylate is a cleaning agent, and menthol is a local anesthetic. At this concentration, the ethanol serves to dissolve the active ingredients.

A Food and Drug Administration Advisory Panel has recommended that the active ingredients in Listerine be classified as Category I (safe and effective) for antiplaque and antigingivitis activity.

The efficacy of the treatment is due mainly to Listerine's liquid properties, as liquids are quite effective at coating most exposed surfaces in the mouth, even between teeth. By the same coin, however, this treatment is generally ineffective at physically removing the plaque buildup and wedged-in food particles that it is intended to neutralize. Listerine is best used in conjunction with brushing and flossing, but not as a replacement

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Listerine
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Re: Mosquito Spray??

Postby GypsyLady » Sun Apr 06, 2008 5:28 pm

Will....you are just toooooo much some times:-)))

Did you also look up the contents of the generic brand too?????

If not best go and do it now and let AS know the results so she knows what to buy when she goes to the supermarket next.
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Re: Mosquito Spray??

Postby will_deness » Sun Apr 06, 2008 5:38 pm

gypsylady wrote:Will....you are just toooooo much some times:-)))

Did you also look up the contents of the generic brand too?????

If not best go and do it now and let AS know the results so she knows what to buy when she goes to the supermarket next.

Well as I read that some are using it against mozzies, I started to think, am I gargling insect spray? so I looked it up (perfectly logical ;) )
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Re: Mosquito Spray??

Postby GypsyLady » Sun Apr 06, 2008 6:25 pm

will_deness wrote:
so I looked it up (perfectly logical ;) )



Yep, perfectly:-))
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Re: Mosquito Spray??

Postby AussieSunset » Sun Apr 06, 2008 7:06 pm

Well i mite go buy a cheapy one and try that before i waste my listerine lol plus i will compare the contense to see if there is any difference.
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Re: Mosquito Spray??

Postby GypsyLady » Mon Apr 07, 2008 9:10 am

AussieSunset wrote:Well i mite go buy a cheapy one and try that before i waste my listerine lol plus i will compare the contense to see if there is any difference.


Do that in the shop AS before you purchase.
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Re: Mosquito Spray??

Postby AussieSunset » Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:12 am

Mite do that GL :grin:
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Re: Mosquito Spray??

Postby GypsyLady » Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:27 am

AussieSunset wrote:Mite do that GL :grin:


Please let me know how they compare AS.

I thought I came home on saturday with a bottle of Listerine but on further investigation I discovered it was a product called Listermint.
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