ATHENS, Ga. -- May means mosquito season in Georgia.
"We would expect an active couple of weeks," said Elmer Gray of the University of Georgia's Department of Entomology.
There's an army of supplies waiting to protect you, or so they claim. Not everything works. We called on the UGA Mosquito Lab to face off against a cage filled with 500 mosquitoes.
First, we tried dryer sheets with moderate success.
"Dryer sheets have been reported to be effective, but when you use them for standardize testing they don't hold up for the duration of the testing. They may hold up repelling mosquitoes for the short period, but not for the long periods that the approved products are used for," Gray said.
Up next we sprayed a name brand repellent fueled with Deet. Twenty five percent of its make up was Deet.