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Re: Natural Alternatives - Insect Repellants for yards / decks

I have read that a good mosquito repellent is a solution of:
1 tsp soybean oil
1/4 tsp Palmolive liquid soap (does this disqualify it from being natural?)
1 cup water

with the soybean oil being the active ingredient. The article said it can be sprayed in the yard but I do not remember how long it lasts, maybe 3 hours? I have not yet tried it as I just found out about it, but I have tried STING FREE from Gardens Alive which has soybean oil as the active ingredient and it has worked for me (the label says it lasts 3 hours).