The picture of an outdoor experience ruined by mosquitoes is pretty clear to us all. One moment you are out and about, maybe for a run or a walk with the dog, or maybe watching your kids play. And then it hits you – that annoying tickle and creepy feeling of a long-legged mosquito sitting on your arm. Or even worse – seeing one on your child from a distance.
It may feel like there is nothing to be done about this issue. After all, mosquitoes are a part of nature – a part we all hate, but nonetheless, they belong to our ecosystem. But it isn’t a hopeless issue. Mosquitoes can be fought, at least in your own yard. Check out how you can repel some mosquitoes with these DIY tips and tricks below.
Natural Essential Oils
There are people who swear essential oils can fix anything from a headache to allergies. While we aren’t sure about these claims, essential oils have been known to be used for bug-repellant for a while now. The oils you should be using for this are:
- Cedar oil
- Tea Tree
But it doesn’t stop there. Any citrus-scented essential oil will do the trick. Now you can place these directly on your skin, put a little in your hair, wear a bracelet with some soaked into it, or even put an essential oil diffuser outside wherever gets the most foot traffic.
Smoke Them Out
Not with cigarette smoke, but with bonfire smoke. Now whether you burn a fire in the pit every night or choose to use tiki torches placed all around your yard, mosquitoes will hate it. The smoke is hard for them to see or fly through so you will be able to at least keep them from wanting to come in. That being said, they do fly. So with this smoke method, there may be a few determined mosquitoes that make their way into your yard no matter what.
A Homemade Herb Repellant
Herbs were used for a wide variety of things long before synthetic chemicals came along. Some herbs that you can rely on to help repel mosquitoes are sage, mint, lavender, clove, and witch hazel. To create a repellant, take the dried or fresh plants and boil them in water. After a while, the essence of the herbs will seep into the water, and once they are cooled, you can put them in a spray bottle from the dollar store. Now you’ve made your own homemade bug spray!
Control Your Mosquitoes Professionally with Lawns-4-U!
We have had a long year and we don’t want to let mosquito season get us down. The professionals at Lawns-4-U care happy to provide professional mosquito control for your yard, whether that be a home or business. We want you to be able to enjoy the outdoors without worrying about a nasty virus or pesky mosquitoes in your face. Give us a call at 972-859-0658 or contact us online to schedule an appointment! For more lawn care tips and information, be sure to check out our monthly blog. We look forward to hearing from you!