- Eat foods rich in vitamin B-1, like sunflower seeds, Brazil nuts and fish. Or, you can also take a B-1 supplement three times a day. But for it to work, you have to do this two weeks before you expect to be exposed to mosquitoes. The vitamin changes your body chemistry so you're not as attractive to the skeeters.
- You can also plant marigolds and geraniums all around your yard and pool area. Mosquitoes hate them and stay away.
And here are some natural repellents, courtesy of authors Joan and Lydia Wilen, who wrote "Chicken Soup & Other Folk Remedies."