Mosquitoes get attracted to you from your breathing. It is the carbon dioxide that make them stick to you. Mosquitoes are also attracted by scents such us perfume, body odor, sweat or even body heat. This factor explains why some people seem to be mosquito magnet whereas others do not get a single bite. Those people who are safe from mosquito emit an odor that masks them from the insect. Because this variation has much to do with body chemistry, it explains why a remedy is effective for one person, but may not work for another.
I know some people tend to use DEET as the repellent, but long term use of it on your skin may give side effect. Today, I am going to share with you one of the natural risk free methods to get rid of mosquito. It has worked on most cases, including for me and my family members.
The trick is to eat more garlic. With enough garlic in your body, the pores of your body will secrete almost an oil-like substance that is only detectable by mosquitoes. The oily secretion produces a strong scent that overwhelms the mosquito’s sense of small and therefore stopping the mosquito from biting you. If you wonder how much garlic you have to eat in order to make it work, it really depends. However, take a few trials to find out exactly how much garlic you need to eat. Some people just have to eat very little yet some have to eat awful lot of it.
Interestingly, my cousin brother actually feeds his pet dogs garlic to help them getting rid of flea. He said that garlic change the scent of animal and the parasite will not be attracted to them.
For people who cannot stand for the smell of garlic, you can try garlic pills. Follow the recommended dosage on the package.
So, garlic is not just meant for chefs for seasoning food or for ghost busters to ward off any vampire, it also can be used for laymen like us to get rid of the blood sucking mosquitoes. In fact, I believe movie makers got the idea from it and linked the garlic to the blood sucking vampire.
In addition to act as a natural mosquito barrier, garlic provides much health benefits – it strengthens immune system to prevent common cold, lowers the risk of certain cancers, lowers cholesterol levels and aids in blood circulation.
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