Well... I finally bought some B1 tablets... they are 100mg each and a bottle of 100 cost me almost $4.US
Since there are regular new threads posted regarding bugs and bug sprays in Jamaica... I thought it would be appropriate to post the following personal experience here...
I bought them with the intentions of trying some of the advice I've read on this board and heard here in Indiana about Vitamin B1 being taken to ward off insect bites.
Lemme tell ya, I am a mosquito magnet. If a mosquito is out and I am out... it (and all it's friends and cousins) is or will be on me soon.
Earlier this summer we had some of the nastiest hot & dry weather that IN has seen in a long time... something close to 6 weeks here at my Southern Indiana home without a rain shower to speak of. Sooooo, the mosquito population just hasn't been out at night... but our weather has cooled down a bit and we've gotten a nice rain shower (just one) about a week and a half ago that kicked all the weeds in gear as well as the mosquitos... so while I had the B1 a few weeks ago, I didn't start the "test" until about (5) days ago...
The gal at the health food store told me that i should see the results I was after in approx. (4) days.
Well, from what I have observed... IT WORKS!!! Freedom from the little buggers at last!
Additionally, I have been giving it to (2) of our (5) dogs... I used the two that have the hardest time with the fleas... we've had a heck of a time keeping the flea population in check this summer and I had also read that B1 naturally repels fleas... so I have given that a try on the pooch's and as far as I can tell IT IS WORKING FOR MY 4 LEGGED BUDDIES TOO!
So, climb the nearest mountain or hilltop and spread the word...
Vitamin B1 might just work for you and your pets at repelling mosquite and other nasty biting bugs!!!