Lemon Fresh Joy Detergent Kills Mosquitoes–Fiction!
Summary of 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 immediately die.
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