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Home remedies for mosquitoes: 8 foods that defend against bug bites

Use these to keep mosquitoes away (or cut down itching if you manage to get a bug bite).

Home remedies for mosquitoes: 8 foods that defend against bug bites
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Nothing sounds like summer more than the slap of a palm against skin as you chase a horde of tiny buzzing mosquitoes around yourself.

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1. Garlic
1. Garlic
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Several days before you take a camping or hiking trip into bug-filled territory, start eating garlic.

Have a clove or two every day.

As you sweat out the garlic odour, it repels many insects.

Maybe this is where the myth of garlic repelling bloodsuckers came from!

Need a good recipe that requires plenty of garlic? This delicious black bean stew has 5 cloves



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