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Mosquito coils will remove odors and smells
Submitted by Dave Wright
Here’s a great tip that I stumbled on by accident. I was a rookie Police
Officer and booked in a ‘transient’ to sleep it off.
Upon removing his boots, no socks inside, just rags/dregs of left over
footwear, the smell issuing out from his feet was room clearing to say the
least. I opened a small window with grillwork on the outside to allow fresh air
Upon checking him later, the room was a wash with mosquitoes. Obvious
solution, light several mosquito coils and place them around the room (20x20).
Two hours or so later, no mosquitoes and voila no smell either.
I have fine tuned this solution to use it in more confined areas like vehicle
interiors, closets, basements and freezers/fridges that have been left
unattended or suffered after power outages and the contents have rotted or
I have yet had a situation that has not ultimately responded to this simple
solution. In some cases, repeated exposures have been necessary.
A chemist friend of mine explained the reasoning. The active ingredients in
the coils are very similar to those found in incense sticks and towers