Home Remedies to Get Rid of Mosquitoes
There are many safe home remedies to ward off pesky mosquitoes.
With Summer on the way mosquitoes will be out in full force looking for barbecues and parties to ruin. Mosquitoes can hatch and begin looking for prey in less than a week. Take a few tips from these home remedies and you might just make it through Summer without the calamine lotion.
Burn Pinion Wood
You can use a chiminea or other outdoor patio fireplace to burn pinion wood. This pungent species of wood has been known to keep mosquitoes at bay.
Fans & Air Circulation
Bring a fan to the party! Mosquitoes don't really like breezes as it can throw off their infrared senses and make it difficult to fly. Sometimes getting rid of a problem is as simple as a cool breeze in Summer.
The Mosquito Plant
The Lemon-scented Geranium is also commonly known as the "Mosquito Plant". This particular member of the Germanium family is known to repel mosquitoes and replace them with a hint of lemon. If you know a good deal when you see one, try out a lemon scented germanium to get rid of those pesky insects.
Garden Feeder Solution
If you have an old garden feeder lying around along with a few household liquids, you can drive mosquitoes out using this technique.
- 1/3 stale beer (any kind),
- 1/3 epsom salt
- 1/3 mouth wash (with alcohol)
Put the mixture in your garden feeder and spray down your lawn, bushes, patios and areas that look suspicious for breeding insects. Do this at the beginning of the year and in the middle. This solution could smell a little funny at first, but quickly dissipates, leaving your outdoor areas mosquito free!