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(In any case, I could use all the home remedies to ward off the seasonal pests as possible.)
We have something like looks like a tennis racket but the wires that criss-cross it are electrified.
When a mosquitoe gets too close I just take a swipe at it and there's a sharp electric crack as the wee fella get zapped.
I even tuck them in shoes to keep them fresh smelling.
joined:Aug 29, 2003
They do not always work. In fact it depends on the species of mosquito you're dealing with. Some are repelled, others aren't.
There are 2 excellent natural ways to keep mosquitoes in control, which is a concern here in Ontario where the West Nile Virus is an annual health concern. 1) drain all standing water where they breed. 2) get some bat houses and encourage bats to nest near your home.