Dryer Sheets And Mosquitoes

Real Estate Agent with Charles Rutenberg Realty

Another piece of useful trivia:

If you are going outside and you know mosquitoes are going to be a problem as they are in so many places during the warmer weather, there is a simple solution:


No, I am not kidding! Don't ask me the scientific hows or whys, but it will actually keep those pesty mosquitoes away!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you are considering purchasing or selling in the Clearwater, Palm Harbor, Safety Harbor, Dunedin, Tarpon Springs area, give us a call today! With years of experience in the local market, we are here for all of your real estate needs!

Call Bill at 727-916-0138 or Barbara-Jo at 727-512-0910!!!!


Comments (18)

Danielle Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches
RAPB - Lake Worth, FL

No kidding!  I'm going to have to try that next time I'm out and those bugs are biting.  We certainly get a lot of misquitos down here in south Florida.  Thanks for the tip!

Jul 23, 2008 04:53 AM
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Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL

Glad to be of help against these pests!

Jul 23, 2008 05:10 AM
Peter Nikic
Broad & Bailey Realty LLC - Valhalla, NY

Bill/Barbara, thanks for the tip. I hate getting bit by mosquitos. btw, when i was in college (embry-riddle), I had a coop work study semester at Monroe County Mosquito control in Marathon Florida. I don't think we knew that back then.


Jul 23, 2008 02:50 PM
Ellie McIntire
Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate - Ellicott City, MD
Luxury service in Central Maryland

Now how does that work? Also if I put a box of them on a table at a picnic will everyone be free of bites?

Jul 23, 2008 10:49 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I will mention it to people and make sure I take some when I go to picnics.

Jul 23, 2008 11:14 PM
Chip Jefferson
Gibbs Realty and Auction Company - Columbia, SC

I'll have to try that. I love working out in the yard and hate always having to spray myself down with bug repellent. The dryer sheets sound like a great alternative!

Jul 23, 2008 11:47 PM
Julie Kippen
Vernal, UT

I going camping today, and I am going to check and see if there is a dryer sheet around here!

Jul 24, 2008 04:19 AM
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Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL

Peter - we get new info all the time and it is great to share!

Ellie - I don't know if that would work - let us know if it does - if not, everyone can put a dryer sheet in their pocket!

Gita - Sharing this info is a good thing!

Laura - I hate spraying bug spray on myself too!

Julie - If not, run to a convenience store and get a small box!

Jul 24, 2008 05:00 AM
Mary Strang
Viroqua, WI

Interesting I give laundry sheets a try.  I often use Absorbine Jr. for pesty gnats on the golf course, it also acts as a bug repellent.

Jul 25, 2008 01:17 AM
Suzanne Sands
Pavao Real Estate - Somerset, MA
Somerset MA Real Estate

Hi Bill & Barbara Jo,

I have never heard this one, but sounds like its worth a try! Thanks :)

Jul 25, 2008 01:23 AM
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Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL

Mary - I think you will love the dryer sheets!

Suzanne- Let me know what you think!

Jul 25, 2008 05:56 AM
James Downing - Metro DC Houses Team REALTORS®, CRS, GRI, ABR,MRP, MilRes
Real Living | At Home - Washington, DC
When Looking to Buy or Sell - Make the Right Move

I am off to buy extra for my next out door party!

Jul 25, 2008 11:03 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

That is a priceless tip.  I get eaten alive by mosquitoes.  I sure hope it works.  I'm so tired of the welts and the itching.

Jul 26, 2008 05:35 AM
Sue Berger
Gladwin, MI
Gladwin MI

We use Bounce sheets in our northern Michigan woods.  In the spring and all summer long the mosquitoes, no see um's,  and black flies keep their distance. I wonder if all dryer sheets work or just Bounce sheets? 

Jul 26, 2008 04:16 PM
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Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL

James - What a great thing to do for your guests!

Chris - This should help with that problem!

Sue - I think any type will work!

Jul 27, 2008 01:30 PM
Cindy Bryant
Redesign Etc. Home Staging - Houston, TX
"Houston Home Staging Pros"

If this is true, then I'm going to Sam's and buying the bulk size.

Jul 27, 2008 04:44 PM
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Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL

Cindy - I think everyone will be running around with one in their pocket soon!

Jul 28, 2008 01:23 AM

I was just wondering will the dry sheet work in the kids bedroom to keep them off of them? The kids have bed going to bed and waking up like they have the chicken pots the next morning because of them. Please anyone if you have any ideas please let me know.

Jul 11, 2010 08:05 AM