Thanks Lin will definitely try that ( if my DH leaves any stale beer that is ) 

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> On 15 Apr 2018, at 06:13, Lin Hudren <linhud...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> I have been enjoying the lovely weather here in the southwest USA and
> sitting outside for several hours each day to lace.  we now have a
> tremendous amount of flies caused by the lovely weather.  they are a
> nuisance.  we never freeze to kill off insects during the winter as we are
> in true desert.  i have a recipe for a spray that i can spray in the air
> and it keeps bugs away.  i have to make up a batch for this year.  you get
> a big bottle of cheap blue mouthwash and mix in 3 cups of Epsom salts with
> three cans (12 oz.) stale beer.  mix until salt dissolves.  put into a
> spray bottle and extra back in the mouthwash bottle - label it so you don't
> accidentally use it in your mouth.  spray area where you sit or play
> (patio, pool, etc.).  it lasts up to 80 days.  does not harm plants or
> flowers but causes the mosquitoes and bugs to leave the area and not come
> back.  usually spraying it twice in the summer does it.  i have to get this
> mixed up and sprayed now.  i will do the air which will also float down to
> the recliner and love seat outside on the deck, floor and tables, etc.
> which should keep that entire area free.  i will do around my screen door
> and door too so i don't get them inside either.  thought i would share this
> for those who have lovely weather and enjoy being outside to do anything -
> including lacing.  it is a nuisance to have to shooo them away when holding
> those bobbins or tatting shuttles.  enjoy.
> 
> Hugs, Lin and the Mali
> 
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