Natural Insect Repellants

Mosquito Remedy
Pass this on to anyone who likes sitting out in the evening or when  they're having a cook out.  So you don't like those pesky mosquitoes,
especially now that they have the potential to carry the West Nile Virus?
Here's a tip that was given at a recent gardening forum. Put some water in a white dinner plate and add a couple drops of Lemon Fresh Joy dish detergent.
Set the dish on your porch, patio, or other outdoor area.  Not sure what attracts them, the lemon smell, the white plate color, or what, but mosquitoes flock to it, and drop dead shortly after drinking the Lemon Fresh Joy/water mixture, and usually within about 10 feet of the plate. 

 Check this out---it works just super! May seem trivial, but it may help control mosquitoes around your home, especially in the South and elsewhere where the West Nile virus is reaching epidemic proportions in mosquitoes, birds, and humans

Use Bounce Fabric Softener Sheets...Best thing ever used in  Louisiana..just wipe on & go...Great for Babies

Bob, a fisherman, takes one vitamin B-1 tablet a day April through October . He said it works. He was right. Hasn't had a mosquito bite in 33 years. Try it. Every one he has talked into trying it works on them. Vitamin B-1 (Thiamin Hydrochloride 100 mg.)

Brewers Yeast and Garlic powder in pet's dinners is supposed to keep fleas away, it's healthy too.

For Pets externally herb essence oils (aromatherapy oils) of juniper, bergamont, eucalyptus, citronilla, geranium, cedar and lavender.  A few drops diluted and put in a spray bottle with pure water and shake well before each use.

This is going to floor you, but one of the best insect repellents someone found (who is in the woods every day), is Vick's Vaporub.

Plant marigolds around the yard, the flowers give off a smell that bugs do not like, so plant some in that garden also to help ward off bugs without using insecticides.

Marines who spend a great deal of time "camping out" say that the very best mosquito repellent you can use is Avon Skin-So-Soft bath oil mixed about half and half with alcohol.

One of the best natural insect repellents that I've discovered  is made from the clear real vanilla. This is the pure Vanilla that is sold in Mexico.  It works great for mosquitoes and ticks,   don't know about other insects.
Garlic is the best I think.  It, also, repells fleas. 
I think I have heard they like certain blood types better.... like the positive rh aspect maybe.,,,???
If you eat bananas, the mosquitos like you, - something about the banana oil as your body processes it.

When all else fails--get a frog or a bat !