Saturday, 14 June 2008

The Bastard Mosquito!

Bedlam Humour


If you're a dental hygiene aficionado living in mosquito-ridden area, you’re in luck.

Ever wondered why the little bastards don’t bug you? Ever smirked because your friend is bitten when you’re not.

It ain’t down to your bubbly personality, my friend. It’s your teeth stuff.

Listerine mouthwash is being flaunted as the latest hi-tech defence against the blood-sucking little shits. Mosquitoes are the bane of our lives …. Well most insects are.

Apparently there’s a plague of the varmints says naturalist Terry Sprague. "It seems to be because of the additional rain," he said. “Water laying in fields and other areas that would normally be dry are excellent breeding grounds for mosquitoes.”

Sprague admitted, that he had no idea where using mouthwash to repel mosquitoes came from. "You spray it on your person," he said. "I am not sure what the active ingredient is."

Listerine does contain eucalyptus, and the herb thyme, two proven mosquito repellents – but does it matter?

As long as it works – great. Pass the mouthwash dear, the bastards are buzzing!

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