Surprising, easy way to get rid of mosquitoes - KFDA - NewsChannel 10 / Amarillo News, Weather, Sports

Surprising, easy way to get rid of mosquitoes

Kristen Guilfoos
NewsChannel 10

Amarillo, Texas - People are flocking to stores all over Amarillo, buying whatever they can to make those mosquitoes go away. NewsChannel 10's Kristen Guilfoos has more on how to take some of the guesswork out of that shopping trip.

From foggers to sprays, coils to torches... There are countless ways to keep those biting bugs at bay.

The most effective products have DEET in them... The higher the concentration, the longer it will last. 

But, don't get carried away... The safest ones are those with no more than 30% DEET. You shouldn't put those products on kids younger than two months old.

And while those scented mosquito repellents may smell better than the regular kind, they're less effective since they have less active ingredient repellent in them. There's another option out there that may sound crazy, but the Amarillo Dillas swear by it.

"Basically, you just take Listerine and cut it with a little bit of water and spray it either on yourself or your clothing. The guys will spray themselves before they come out. Umpires will use it as well. Anybody that's gonna be on the field or near grass. If you're gonna be near grass, you want something on you to keep the mosquitos away."

If you're going to give it a try... Fill the bottle about 3/4 of the way up with Listerine and the rest with water.

  • Today's Local News HeadlinesToday's Local NewsMore>>

  • Alaska earthquake prompts tsunami warning; no wave reported

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 8:07 AM EST2018-01-23 13:07:03 GMT
    Alaska QuakeAlaska Quake

    An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.2 struck off Alaska’s Kodiak Island early Tuesday, prompting a tsunami warning for a large swath of coastal Alaska and Canada’s British Columbia while the remainder of the U.S. West Coast was under a watch. 

    An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.2 struck off Alaska’s Kodiak Island early Tuesday, prompting a tsunami warning for a large swath of coastal Alaska and Canada’s British Columbia while the remainder of the U.S. West Coast was under a watch. 

  • Katie Phipps, initially arrested, testifies in Spielbauer capital murder trial

    Katie Phipps, initially arrested, testifies in Spielbauer capital murder trial

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 12:52 AM EST2018-01-23 05:52:51 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    A highly anticipated witness took the stand today to testify in the capital murder trial of Jeremy Spielbauer. 

    A highly anticipated witness took the stand today to testify in the capital murder trial of Jeremy Spielbauer. 

  • Robert E. Lee Elementary becomes Lee Elementary

    Robert E. Lee Elementary becomes Lee Elementary

    Monday, January 22 2018 11:16 PM EST2018-01-23 04:16:16 GMT

    One local elementary school will be altering, but not changing, its controversial name.

    One local elementary school will be altering, but not changing, its controversial name.

Powered by Frankly