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  1. #1
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    Default Cure for Gnats/NoSeeUms

    I got this little trick off the golfcourse... they hate listerine. The original yellow stuff is best, but the minty stuff will work. the golfers in the south swear by it, and my grandfather does as well. He has always used listerine and was always the only one in the golf party that wouldn't get attacked.

    So I thought... can't hurt. Spray a little on the horse's legs, and tummy, and those things don't come anywhere NEAR them. You can put it on you too, and really does the trick.
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    Huh. I have used it as a lintamint, but never tried it as insect repellent. Does it work with flies or mosquitos?



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    Thanks for the tip :-) I passed it on



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    What about adding Listerine to a bottle of fly spray, would that be effective?

    I currently use a combination of Flysect, Skin So Soft, Eucalyptus oil, and vinegar. Should I add Listerine to the mix?

    (by the way, Skin So Soft is specifically supposed to be effective against gnats, which is why I add it to my fly spray mix.)
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    Seriously....does ANYTHING really work?

    I am at my whits end with gnats, flies, etc...the really wet spring and very early summer heat an humidity has really brought out ALL the biters~
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    The golfers specified gnats, but i haven't been trying it long enough to see if it keeps any other critters away...

    we'll just all have to keep experimenting
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    Default I'll try it!

    ..on my DOG. He is so bothered by gnats and no-seeums. He gets covered in them and they bite up his underbelly. All other bugs seem to be repelled by his regular flea/tick control, but those gants are awful!



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    My horse loves his GNatural spray/cream (formerly known as Gnat-away)- plus it smells nice!!! And it works very well (he is on field board)
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    I bought some today and added a bit of garlic and a tiny bit of the super-concentrated fly spray, so we shall see how it works on other flying things. Its breezy out today though, so nobody is swishing flies.



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    I'm obsessed with GNatural cream, but it's my understanding that it was discontinued last summer. If anyone sees it for sale, please let me know!!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Hampton Bay View Post
    I bought some today and added a bit of garlic and a tiny bit of the super-concentrated fly spray, so we shall see how it works on other flying things. Its breezy out today though, so nobody is swishing flies.
    What form of garlic do you add, is it garlic powder?
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    Care to share a recipe, anyone?
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    I just take about 2 garlic cloves, slice them up thin, and then set the whole bottle in the sun for a bit. You only really need garlic for every other bottle.

    This is the first time trying listerine with it though. I had been using the cheap Manna Pro spray, but they were out at TSC.



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