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Lemon Fresh Joy
Detergent Kills Mosquitoes-Fiction!
Summary of the eRumor The writer of the eRumor
says that putting a couple of drops of Lemon Fresh Joy dish
detergent in water on a white dinner plate will control mosquitoes.
The email claims the tip was posted on a gardening forum. It
claims that the bugs are attracted to the mixture, drink it, and
This eRumor is sent anonymously and
with no credible information about where the suggestion came from.
TruthOrFiction.com has found nothing to substantiate it and the
folks at Procter and Gamble, the makers of the Joy detergent, say
they've never tested this and do not recommend it.
If you live in an area where there are health concerns from mosquitoes,
contact your local government authorities for suggestions on how
best to deal with them.
Last updated 6/13/03
A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
Pass this on to anyone who likes sitting out in the evening or when
they're having a cook out (or camping!!).
So you don't like those pesky mosquitoes, especially
now that they
have the potential to carry the West Nile Virus?
Here's a tip that was given at a recent gardening
forum. Put some
water in a white dinner plate and add a couple drops of Lemon Fresh
Joy dish detergent.
Set the dish on your porch, patio, or other outdoor
area. Not sure
what attracts them, the lemon smell, the white plate color, or what,
but mosquitoes flock to it, and drop dead shortly after drinking the
Lemon Fresh Joy/water mixture, and usually within about 10 feet of the
Check this out---it works just super! May seem trivial, but it may
help control mosquitoes around your home, especially in the South and
elsewhere where the West Nile virus is reaching epi demic proportions
in mosquitoes, birds, and humans.
Pass it on
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