I Just Found an Amazing Mosquito Repellent That Claims It’s Not One
If you have walked outside the last month, you know that mosquitoes are absolutely horrible this summer. Our friend Ron Rhodes, meteorologist for Eyewitness News, has what he calls a "Skeeter Meter" and he shares daily readings on TV. That meter has been in the red for weeks and weeks. Honestly, I can't even walk outside my house without have a mosquito chew into my legs or arms. I feel like a walking Golden Corral.
On Saturday night, I went to the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra's Concert on the Lawn at Kentucky Wesleyan College.
That event, by the way, was co-sponsored by Action Pest Control, who did a pretty good job of prepping the lawn and trying to rid it of little blood-sucking creatures. But they didn't zap all of them and, by the time the sun went down, I was starting to get attacked by the little winged vampires.
My friend Karla, however, came prepared. She brought along a bottle of this.
She said that another friend of hers swears by this stuff and convinced her that it's the best mosquito repellent around. The funny thing- there's a disclaimer on the back of the bottle claiming it isn't a repellent at all. Even funnier- it worked like a charm.
Karla applied the "baby creamy oil" to her arms and legs before she ever left the house to come to Concert on the Lawn. While I was swatting away mosquitos like a crazy person, she was just sitting there listening to the symphony play some of Disney's greatest adventure hits. In the meantime, I was having an "adventure" of my own. I was trying to keep bloodsuckers from chewing on my flesh and bleeding me dry.
Karla handed me the bottle of Johnson's and I swiftly applied it to my legs and arms. It worked instantly. I know this because I neglected to put any on my face and I got bitten right on the temple after I coated my legs and arms in the oil. Needless to say, I quickly lathered my face with it too.
Now, as you heard the NBC crew in the video above say, "There's absolutely no scientific proof" the product works. However, I can tell you, without any doubt, that it worked for me. It certainly worked for Karla too.
If you're inclined to give it a try, the product retails for about $10 a bottle. At least, that's the price listed on Amazon. Again, the manufacturers insist this is NOT a repellent. My friends and I just claim otherwise.
But, since we're on the subject of repellents, here's another one. This one actually does claim to work and I can assure you it does.
I purchased two bottles of this online last summer before I went on my trip to Kenya. Mosquitoes in Africa potentially pose a couple of serious threats- malaria and yellow fever. So, it's good to go prepared and, after doing a lot of online research, I settled on Natrapel. In Africa, I sprayed it around the inside of the tents at our base camps and it worked like a charm.
Between the Natrapel and the mosquito netting, our trip was essentially mosquito-free.
Online, two 6-ounce bottles of Natrapel will cost you approximately $20. I can tell you, from the experience of using it in Africa and here at home, it works.