Boost Mosquito Protection
To help keep mosquitoes at bay, wear long sleeves, apply an EPA-registered repellent, and avoid riding at dusk. Also consider these lesser-known bug banishers:
• Splash rubbing alcohol on your skin, and allow it to dry
• Dab lavender oil on your wrists and elbows.
• Apply a 50:50 solution of pure vanilla extract and water to
• The Bombshell brand of perfume from Victoria’s Secret is reported by the Journal of Insect Science to help deter mosquitoes. The same report suggests that Cutter, with its lemon-eucalyptus scent, was the best of the DEET-free options tested.
Boost your mosquito protection with lesser-known bug banishers, such as lavender oil.