Are pesky mosquitoes crashing your backyard party?
There are many ways to keep mosquitoes out and the outdoor party going. Traditional pesticides and insecticides are no longer the comfortable choice for today’s families.
Try these safe and natural backyard mosquitos’ prevention hacks to get rid of these unwanted guests.
Eliminate Stagnant Water: Check your outdoor living space for stagnant water that could include; flower pots, outdoor toys, garbage and composters. Getting rid of stagnant water is the fist step to eliminating mosquitoes. Mosquitoes use stagnant water as their breeding ground. Coffee grinds could also be used for damp outdoor living spaces. Coffee grinds works as a fertilizer and a natural repellant because of the strong aroma.
Plant Natural Mosquitoes Repellant: The strong natural aroma’s of the following herbs will help keep the bites away without the spray. Try planting the following in your backyard;
Citronella grass/Lemon grass: citronella grass is the source of citronella oil. Citronella is invasive, so it is best use in separate planters around your outdoor living space. In climate with mild winters, use lemongrass. It will die with first frost but will grow back each year.
Peppermint: Kills adult mosquitoes and their larvae according to scientist.
Lavender: People love the scent but mosquitoes hate it.
Basil: the oil in Basil is what gives it the trademark smell and taste but is toxic to mosquitoes and their larvae.
Bubble blower/ Outdoor Fan: Your kids will enjoy the bubble fan and so will you! Add a couple drops of citronella mixed with dishwasher soap and the bubbles will create a explosive bomb to keep the mosquitoes from invading your space. An outdoor fan is an excellent option because mosquitoes are poor fliers and it will prevent the female mosquitoes from biting because it disperses the human emanations.
Clothing: Try wearing light colors. Wear lightweight, loose fitting clothing that will cover your feet, ankles, legs and arms.
Follow these 4 Natural Prevention Hacks and say goodbye to mosquitoes bites!