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Thread #150645   Message #3511016
Posted By: Mrrzy
02-May-13 - 10:56 AM
Thread Name: BS: Natural Insect Repellents
Subject: RE: BS: Natural Insect Repellents
If you feed cats garlic, fleas and ticks will avoid them. Wonder if there is an amount of garlic a person could eat that would work for mosquitoes...

Pedant alert - spiders aren't insects.

Another W Africa warning - it wasn't the spiders, or the moths the size of bedsheets; it was the cockroaches the size of pillowcases with yard-long feelers. The ones in N Africa were normal-sized but transparent, you could see the floor right through them as they skittered away when you turned the lights on. Also in N Africa were armored, horned, green caterpillar things only about the size of a cigar, but you couldn't squish them, they just ignored you and kept right on going, unless you stepped on the horn which could go right through a sandal.

In our house here in the US we keep the spiders, they aren't that numerous and they eat mosquitoes.