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Old 05-26-2009, 09:10 PM   #1
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Our first trip this year was spent in MI on Memorial Day weekend. Nice weather, nice place, but my ankles are killing me. Just too many bites. Never thought to spray my socks.

I was wondering if packing one's socks with a few moth balls in a plastic bag would help prevent the ankle bites? Anybody try this? Any suggestions as to what might work?

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Old 05-26-2009, 11:00 PM   #2
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Old 05-27-2009, 02:11 AM   #3
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The only solution I've found so far (in such dire situations) is to spray my ankles. Mom, on the other hand, has found that mass consumption of red wine also does the trick.
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Old 05-27-2009, 10:01 AM   #4
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Don't laugh, but this actually works!

Buy some cheap MINT mouthwash...put it in a spray bottle and spray it all around the ground where you'll be sitting.

A friend did this while we were camping last 4th of July and while I called her 'nuts'...we didn't get bites around our ankles...
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Mosquito's were bad on our camping trip in Barry County Michigan also. We have had a wet spring which didn't help. Last spring was dry and so the bugs were not there also.
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Old 05-29-2009, 03:37 AM   #6
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A friend of mine just sent me this timely article re: natural mosquito repellent.
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Old 05-29-2009, 07:00 AM   #7
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Wow, thanks Jen.
Crushed plantain (the weed not the banana) or meat tenderizer are good for anti itch post bite.
Interesting read!
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