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What over-the-counter product do you use to keep mosquitoes off the kids and yourself; is there a secret family potion you'll share?

has hit the news and sent some shivers around Long Island.

Nassau County Health Officials reported a case in the Town of Oyster Bay (They won't be more specific) and say a was hospitalized with the mosquito-borne illness and is recovering.

Then, the and said cases nationally are rising dramatically.

For the time being, we could use a little help: What home remedies and over-the-counter products would you recommend to our readers to keep the bugs from biting?

Is there one that has been effective for you and your family?

Is there a home remedy, something that has worked for your family for generations?

Please tell us your ideas and offer some recommendations in the comments. Lots of people are asking what to do.

Rhonda Phillips August 24, 2012 at 09:44 PM
I bought a product called "Mosquito Barrier" a few years ago at Greener Country in Jericho, but the store is now closed. However, you can find it on the web or call the 800 number to order. It's made mostly of concentrated garlic juice. It's all natural, safe, and works pretty well - and made in USA. web: www.MosquitoBarrier.com phone: 800-424-7990 You can also find local retailers on Long Island: If you go to the web, click on "Order" and then scroll down & pick NY.
Joe August 27, 2012 at 12:00 PM
I also read where planting catnip repels mosquitos...I will be trying it next year.
joanne riedman August 29, 2012 at 10:27 AM
I can't even step out my back door to put the sprinkler on without getting bit at 10 times. So my plan is spray myself with 'off' go out and come back in asap. There were no BBQ's outside in my beautiful yard. Very sad even though we did try spraying and always search yard for stagnant water.

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