Homebrewers Association | AHA Forum

Other than Brewing => The Pub => Topic started by: jeffy on June 02, 2011, 01:45:30 PM

Title: new kinda mosquito repellent?
Post by: jeffy on June 02, 2011, 01:45:30 PM
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/notrocketscience/2011/06/02/buttery-perfume-deters-mosquitoes-by-overloading-their-sense-of-smell/

Good use for a diacetyl beer?  Just spray it on and go camping.....
Title: Re: new kinda mosquito repellent?
Post by: corkybstewart on June 02, 2011, 02:07:41 PM
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/notrocketscience/2011/06/02/buttery-perfume-deters-mosquitoes-by-overloading-their-sense-of-smell/

Good use for a diacetyl beer?  Just spray it on and go camping.....

Maybe, but read this one.

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/notrocketscience/2010/03/04/beer-makes-humans-more-attractive-to-malarial-mosquitoes/
Title: Re: new kinda mosquito repellent?
Post by: ccarlson on June 02, 2011, 03:35:58 PM
I don't believe any of it. My wife and I can be sitting outside, both drinking the same beer. Mosquitoes are all over me and they leave her alone. She said that it's because she uses body lotion, so I tried that. They still came after me and left her alone.

I believe that it's each person particular body chemistry. Some people attract them, while others will not.
Title: Re: new kinda mosquito repellent?
Post by: morticaixavier on June 02, 2011, 04:47:07 PM
I don't believe any of it. My wife and I can be sitting outside, both drinking the same beer. Mosquitoes are all over me and they leave her alone. She said that it's because she uses body lotion, so I tried that. They still came after me and left her alone.

I believe that it's each person particular body chemistry. Some people attract them, while others will not.

Mosquitoes area attracted to CO2 and motion. Perhaps a combo of your wife being smaller and thus producing less CO2 and perhaps more still so they have trouble seeing her. There are also sent queues which is how many 'natural' repelents work, by disguising the smell and thus making you 'invisible' Women do tend to smell less strongly than men.
Title: Re: new kinda mosquito repellent?
Post by: speed on June 02, 2011, 11:44:12 PM
maybe if you wore a kotex? just sayin' :-X
Title: Re: new kinda mosquito repellent?
Post by: MrNate on June 03, 2011, 01:46:41 AM
I smoke, so no skeeter issues here. I got this malaria thing whupped. Now the other stuff...  :-[
Title: Re: new kinda mosquito repellent?
Post by: tygo on June 03, 2011, 02:15:11 AM
I smoke,

I thought you were on the e-cig?
Title: Re: new kinda mosquito repellent?
Post by: MrNate on June 03, 2011, 02:45:19 AM
I smoke,

I thought you were on the e-cig?

Yeah, that didn't last. Peer pressure. I fell in with the wrong crowd again.
Title: Re: new kinda mosquito repellent?
Post by: punatic on June 03, 2011, 02:46:06 AM
Mosquitoes will bypass 200 people to bite me on my ankles.  My ankles must glow like the sun in the infrared.  

No mosquito-bourne diseases for this homebrewer.  I take no chances.   It's DEET for me!
Title: Re: new kinda mosquito repellent?
Post by: ccarlson on June 03, 2011, 02:49:12 AM
I'm working on my own formula to keep them away. I just don't like using Deet, as much as I'm outside in the summer.
Title: Re: new kinda mosquito repellent?
Post by: corkybstewart on June 03, 2011, 04:00:40 AM
Mosquitoes will bypass 200 people to bite me on my ankles.  My ankles must glow like the sun in the infrared.  

No mosquito-bourne diseases for this homebrewer.  I take no chances.   It's DEET for me!
Here in New Mexico they only bite my ankles, I guess so I can never hear them. I'll notice my ankles are on fire and then I see them.   In Alabama they buzz around my face and bit sometimes, but really tear up my French in-laws.  In France they focus on me and ignore my in-laws.  I don't pretend to understand.
Title: Re: new kinda mosquito repellent?
Post by: thomasbarnes on June 03, 2011, 04:19:46 AM
I believe that it's each person particular body chemistry. Some people attract them, while others will not.

I agree. I think there's more to it than just CO2 and motion. I bit the little bastards use CO2 as a homing signal, then use pheromones or other scents to determine which critter to bite.

Mosquitoes area attracted to CO2 and motion. Perhaps a combo of your wife being smaller and thus producing less CO2 and perhaps more still so they have trouble seeing her.

Not in our household. My wife is the mosquito magnet and I tend to be fidgety. Of course, I also tend to keep most of my body covered (hat, long sleeves and trousers) because I really dislike wearing sunscreen.
Title: Re: new kinda mosquito repellent?
Post by: theDarkSide on June 03, 2011, 12:11:01 PM
Mosquitoes area attracted to CO2

Fine.  Bite me all you want, but stay away from my kegerator!!!!
No mosquito-bourne diseases for this homebrewer.  I take no chances.   It's DEET for me!

After seeing what Babalu is going through right now, you can be sure that the family and I get covered head to toe in bug repellent.
Title: Re: new kinda mosquito repellent?
Post by: bluesman on June 03, 2011, 12:28:14 PM
I smoke, so no skeeter issues here. I got this malaria thing whupped. Now the other stuff...  :-[

A good cigar works great.  :)

No mosquito-bourne diseases for this homebrewer.  I take no chances.   It's DEET for me!

Yes sir!

After seeing what Babalu is going through right now, you can be sure that the family and I get covered head to toe in bug repellent.

Absolutely!

A big+1,000,000 on that note.