For ages I have sung the praises of Avon’s ‘Skin So Soft’ body lotion to repel midges and mosquitoes. The ‘secret’ was shared with me whilst living in the Caribbean and I was told the SAS use it and fishermen known about it for years as it is one of the most effective mosquito repellents.
But I have only just been told of another use for it – keeping ants out of the house. Apparently if you smear a thin film of it along doorways, windowsills or wherever ants are entering the house they just won’t cross it. I’ll be ordering an extra bottle next time!
And according to Folklore, “If the anthills are high in July, Winter will be snowy”
Lynne Allbutt – From the Archive.