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My Mosquito Experiment In The Yard Worked

Author: Julie Y.
Skill: Massage Therapist
Date: 07-23-2015
Views: 4,632
Word Count: 213
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10729-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 1

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Most everyone knows that the Purification essential oil blend works well to keep the little buggers away. However, I wanted to try something to keep them at bay in the yard that would also be safer and a bit more cost effective than the harsh chemicals.

These insects just love to hang around just outside the door frames of our home. With all the rain we had this spring, I knew that we would have ourselves a cloud at some point.

So I started with 2 ounces of Thieves Household Cleaner diluted with water in a 32-ounce spray bottle. I did not see much results.

Then I went to 3 ounces, which gave better results. Unfortunately the insects were not really staying away.

Next I tried using 4 ounces of Thieves Household Cleaner, spraying up around the doorway when I would first open the door. This really got their attention! Moths really hated it, mosquitoes would fly off and june bugs just got agitated and flew around.

I would also spray all the puddles really well, creating a coating/film on the wet spots. I repeated this protocol every day for about a month.

Now I do not seem to have as many mosquitoes as my neighbors do. I plan to continue to spray the yard after watering for maintenance.

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Supporting Scientific Study
bugs-/-insects,bug-repellent-/-deterrent - "Thujaplicin, a minor component of Aomori Hiba [Hinoki], showed rather strong antifungal activity against seven kinds of plant-pathogenic fungi.... Thujaplicin and hinokitiol (the major component of Aomori Hiba [Hinoki]) also showed clear antibacterial activity against Legionella pneumophila SG 1 and L. pneumophila SG 3 [Legionnaires disease, pneumonia].... This compound showed strong insecticidal activity against Reticulitermes speratus [termites], and it also had clear acaricidal [ticks, mites] activity against Dermatophagoides farinae [house dust mites].... [T]he strong cytotoxic effect of Thujaplicin on murine P388 lymphocytic leukemia cell line [CLL, chronic lymphocytic leukemia] should be emphasized...."Link

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