Does green tea repel mosquitoes? Of all the supposed health benefits of green tea, the ability to repel mosquitoes is perhaps the most bizarre. So how does it work? Is it some holistic voodoo magic, or is there a more scientific explanation to the answer?
How does green tea repel mosquitoes?
OK, so this isn’t the mosquitoes kryptonite, but it will help to keep them at bay. First thing to do is ensure that you have well brewed the green tea, and it must be unsweetened. The chemicals of the green tea excrete through your skin, which repels mosquitoes. But you must make sure that you don’t drink anything sweet. The reason that you shouldn’t consume sugary products, apart from being relatively unhealthy for you, is that mosquitoes are attracted to sugar, not blood. So by sealing or removing any container with sugar products, you will also assist with the mosquito problem.
As far as pesky creatures go, mosquitoes certainly have to be the worst. During the warmer months of the year they invade nearly every aspect of our lives. Not even when we are sleeping can we evade their presence. To avoid them we do what little we can. We born oils and other repellants as well as use sprays, losing on our bodies in a fruitless attempt to avoid being part of their next meal. You may be surprised to learn that there are other methods that you can deploy for your protection that are chemical spray free. The most obvious solution is to cover up. But if you can’t or don’t want to do that you can look to your clothes dryer. Dryer sheets work surprisingly well. By placing sheets around the house it will slowly release chemicals that not only repel mosquitoes but also wasps and rodents.