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, "salexrose" <scott.rose@u...>
> people who eat lots of bananas are
> more prone to be biten. Something about excretion of banana oil or
> some banana by-product through skin???
You must have been following me on my run Sunday through the swamps
in the Pere Marquette State Forest, here in Northwestern lower
Michigan. Having grown up here, riding bicycles, go-carts, and
motorcycles, and running through these swamp lands, I learned long
ago, the secret to not getting bit by mosquitos.
Keep running! Don't stop!
But, yes, as Bradley said, garlic is supposed to help. And I am still
eating plenty of bananas. Some tolerance for mosquitos, however,
probably is genetic, and some probably developed. Keeping the parts
of our environment that we are most intimate with, free of irritants,
can make it easier to tolerate the irritants we can not control. Keep
the diet simple, and avoid perfumed soaps, detergents, and fabric
softeners. This also helps keep the bees from looking for the flowers
giving off the odors from your perfumes/colognes, etc..
> I would not care, but for all the rain we've had this spring in the
> mid-atlantic, we're bracing for a big west nile scare.
Like most scares, keep in mind there is a degree of risk. But in most
cases, it is blown out of proportion. We are more likely to die of a
car accident, or a heart attack. Funny thing is that most people
won't drive more carefully, or eat better, but they will panic when
they see a mosquito.
> Should I stop eating bananas?
> Should I set out each evening a sacrificial bunch of 'nanas on my
> back porch in hopes that they will by-pass the middleman?
Roses love banana peels. So if you fertilize your roses, maybe the
mosquitos will be attracted to them. My parents roses are very happy
I am staying here for a few weeks.
> In the same vein, without a shoe handy, what do full time
> like Ken use to squash a mosquito or other bugs on the wall?
Remember, I am Vegan. As such, killing insects should be beneath me.
But, in reality I guess I'm not really a pure Vegan. I just slap
mosquitos with my hand. Other bugs on the wall, I use a tissue or
paper towel. If it is a beneficial bug, I will try for the capture
and release method.
> When I
> get up in the mornign and after first putting my feet on the floor,
> feel a deep heel pain in my left heel. It gets mostly better after
> being on my feet for some time, and barely if at all hurts through
> the day or while running. Never had this problem w/ barefoot