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Re: Grapefruit repels insects!

Postby lcarreau » Thu May 05, 2011 4:29 am

MoapaPk wrote:
10x the LD50 of permethrin... but how much is in grapefruit? Grapefruit has a lot of other weird things (e.g. excess flavanoids).


A coworker of mine eats six (6) grapefruit per day, and claims her "weirdness" is what keeps her healthy and somewhat sane.

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Re: Grapefruit repels insects!

Postby tigerlilly » Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:47 am

OK. so, I've been doing some experiments on my own regarding the grapefruit.

Grapefruit JUICE (fresh squeezed) is most effective. You don't need a lot. It does not dry sticky UNLESS you glob it on, which you don't have to do. I tried using grapefruit rind and although it works, it doesn't work as well as the juice. Rub a rind on your arm and It does not dry sticky at all.

I cut a grapefruit in half and put it on the table outside. I sat outside and was pleasantly surprised that no bugs bit me the whole time I was out there (1 hour). Smelled nice too.

I've been experimenting with it when I go out and work on my bee hive. I'll report in when I get more data. (will they ignore me or bite me?) :-) Enjoy!
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Re: Grapefruit repels insects!

Postby TimB » Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:46 am

I need to experiment with vodka- see if it repels mosquitoes.
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Re: Grapefruit repels insects!

Postby lcarreau » Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:05 am

Wooops, there's one. Squish the darn thing !!!

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Re: Grapefruit repels insects!

Postby lcarreau » Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:19 am

tigerlilly wrote:
I've been experimenting with it when I go out and work on my bee hive. I'll report in when I get more data. (will they ignore me or bite me?) :-) Enjoy!


Hey Tiger - now, don't go messin' with them KILLER BEES ...

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