In the Wild with Greg Wagner


 Wow! The mosquitoes, gnats, chiggers and ticks are sure out in full force this summer, especially it seems, in areas where there is lots of standing water from flooding. So, no better time than the present to pass along that safe, inexpensive recipe that you can make there at home to repel those annoying critters. I received this a bunch of years back from friends in the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). You know their mosquitoes in Minnesota can reach the size of hummingbirds, don’t ya’? Naa, just kiddin’. Here’s the recipe for you to mix up at home and use. It’s safe for you as well as your pets.   

2 Cups White Vinegar
1 Cup Avon Skin-So-Soft Bath Oil
1 Cup Of Water
1 Tablespoon of Eucalyptus Oil

Buddies of mine also suggest adding a teaspoon of vanilla extract to the mixture for even more potency, they say. Put all this in a spray bottle, shake, then apply. If sweating occurs, you will have to reapply.   

See you out there, toting  and using your homemade insect repellent, of course! Don’t leave home without it! 



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