It seems like everywhere you go these days, people are complaining about mosquitoes. It's been an especially rainy spring/summer in Michigan and the pesky little biters are everywhere. If you've been spraying yourself with bug spray and you're sick of having that bug spray smell attached to your skin, you might want to check out these weird things that people have done to keep the mosquitoes away. Full disclosure--I haven't tried a single one of these techniques. But hey, at this point, we'll try anything...right?!




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    Yep. Bubbles. Simple and apparently effective in keeping the mosquitoes away. According to the people at, mosquitoes aren't real fond of the soap that's used for bubbles. So...blow away.

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    Load Up On Garlic

    This handy tip might keep people away as well...but according to, when you eat garlic, its active ingredient, allicin, interferes with a person's natural scent and masks that person from mosquitoes. However, if you're not a big fan of eating garlic (like me) they say that you can also cut garlic cloves into slivers and then scatter them around your outdoor living areas, or you can combine the garlic cloves with oils and other liquid ingredients to make a repellent spray for your yard. Click here to find out more.

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    Get A Pig

    Umm...what? This one seems a little cruel...but according to, "pigs tend to have higher body temperatures than humans and since body heat is one of the ways mosquitoes identify their victims, your pet pig could be just the mosquito repellent you need." So...get a pig so the mosquitoes bite them and NOT you? That seems harsh! Click here to read more.

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