A brief solution that prevents you from being eaten alive in outdoor activities, so you don’t have to use caustic sprays or expensive candles(that work variably).
Bugs such as the mosquito inflict horrid bites that can itch for an entire day or worse, for the whole of a family camping trip or outdoor picnic.
Or arachnids that crawl in the corners of your house and wait for your unsuspecting feet as you sit, or await your slumber for an easy meal, they leave welts which sometimes can be hazardous.
The easiest solution that comes to mind is to consume onion or garlic, the sulfides they contain go through your system and are often removed through your pores. This is why people can retain a slight stench from eating too much garlic/onion in one sitting, but the amount that makes you smell isn’t the same as the amount required to deter the crawlies.
You can use powdered form, but do not use supplemental forms, as it will not contain the sulfides and acillin(the cause of their odor and flavor). Non-cooked is more effective than cooked, but probably not preferred. Meals that you can mix a tablespoon of garlic or onion powder into would be the easiest way. About half a (cooked) onion or a whole (cooked) clove of garlic are enough to prevent bug bites of all sorts.
It takes about 2-3 hours to take effect and should work for a good day or so, the longer you keep the pattern the longer it will last.
I will be making another article relating to the benefits of Onion/Garlic consumption.
Published in: Cooking