(Closed) Are you delicious to mosquitoes?

posted 11 years ago in Wellness
Post # 32
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778 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

Mr. Bee, my husband feels the same as you.  He says he doesn’t need to wear bug repellant when I’m around.

Mrs.Bee, my husband wanted a garden wedding in June.  I vetoed that, the last thing I want is warm weather and bugs.  However, since it has rained most of June in NY I’m glad we saved our money by doing it (off-season) in March. 

Post # 33
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997 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - The Pierre Hotel

I am absolutely scrumptious to mosquitoes. People who are with me never have to worry about being bitten because I’m their personal cintronella candle.  And it doesn’t help that my mosquito bites swell up to ginormous proportions!  I still have a scar on my leg from one bite I got 3 years ago. 

 

I’ve tried Calamine,  Benadryl and various anti-itch sticks.  The only thing that works for me is putting scalding hot water on the bite (either in the shower or with a soaked face towel).  Apparently, the heat draws out all the histamine production from the bite – and it takes about 24 hours for the body to make more.  So I get relief for at least a day!

Post # 34
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360 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Westwind YWCA camp

I am SO delicious to mosquitoes!  I think there’s sugar in my blood.

I went to Vietnam recently, and the thing that did the trick was 3M ultrathon

no bites – at all!

Post # 35
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7052 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m really lucky.  T owns the mosquito magnet!!!  It can clear up to an acre of land mosquito free!  I am definitely mosquito candy. 

Post # 36
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45 posts
Newbee

i’m just irresistable to them…i "offed" myself at 30 min intervals when i go to someone’s back yard bbq

 

Post # 37
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365 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

That eating lots of garlic to keep mosquitos away is total BS.  My husband eats garlic like it’s going out of style – massive amounts of garlic (never have to worry about vampires getting me while he’s around) and mosquitos find him VERY tasty. 

Post # 38
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84 posts
Worker bee

I get eaten alive!! For outdoor weddings you can always have cute tiki torches around your venue and fill them with the oil that has bug repellent in it!! Actually works rather well, we have them at home.

Post # 39
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416 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Imperia Hotel (modern chic hotel)

Hell ya, I always get bit, and Mr.F never…. dunno why hes got much more skin to bite than me 😉

Post # 40
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1245 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

yes!!

I think we’re going to use tiki torches and other mosquito things that can be used as lighting or something else that won’t stick out like a sore thumb

Post # 41
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

My friend just sent me this email about mosquitos. I haven’t tried it yet. When I do, I’ll let you all know how it works!

<font face=”Arial” size=”2″ color=”#000000″><font face=”Arial” size=”2″ color=”#000000″ style=”background-color: transparent”><span style=”color: black”>Mosquito Spray…Worth a try
I was 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 <span class=”yshortcuts”>spray bottle and used it around my seat whenever I saw mosquitoes. And voila! That worked as wel l. It worked at a picnic where we sprayed the area around the food table, the children’s swing area, and the standing water nearby. During the summer, I don’t leave home without it……Pass it on.</font></font> <font face=”Arial” size=”2″ color=”#000000″><font face=”Arial” size=”2″ color=”#000000″ style=”background-color: transparent”><span style=”color: black”>OUR FRIEND’S COMMENTS: I tried this on my deck and around all of my doors. It works – in fact, it killed them instantly. I bought my bottle from Target and it cost me $1.89. It really doesn’t take much, and it is a big bottle, too; so it is not as expensive to use as the can of Bug-spray you buy that doesn’t last 30 minutes. So, try this, please. It will last a couple of days. Don’t spray directly on a wood door (like your front door), but spray around the frame. Spray around the window frames, and even inside the dog house.</font></font>

Post # 42
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15 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We have found a "new spray" that we’re using this summer in Oklahoma.  And so far (fingers crossed) it seems to be working.  You get a water bottle and fill it with the brown Listerine, and add just a touch of water to it.  Spray it in the air around the perimiter of where you will be at, and no mosquitos!  I like to go around and spray it again about once an hour, but I really hate those things! It even helps stop the itching when you forget to spray it, and you do get bit!

Post # 43
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20 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

My fiance loves fishing.  Let me tell you- sitting by the lake in summer in Iowa = many mosquitoes.  I got the off clip-on fan.  I thought it wasn’t working, but then I looked at him battling the mosquitoes.  I would only have one around me for every 5 buzzing around him.  It works, but is obviously not perfect.  I am somehow scrumptious to them.

Post # 44
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5 posts
Newbee

Try Avon Skin-so-Soft Bug guard Plus IR3535 Insect Repelllant. It has SPF 30, Vitamin E and aloe and it smells really nice and goes on smooth, not heavy. I have wearing bug repellant but I love this stuff. It doean’t seem like I am wearing anything at all. Good Luck.

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