Categories: Home Maintenance Tips | Posted: May 31, 2017 | Comments Off on Keeping Mosquitos Out of Your Home
Summer is here, which means the weather is heating up. Mosquitos are in full force in Middle Tennessee. It is time to protect your family and loved ones. Today, we are exploring 7 natural ways to keep the mosquitos away.
• Essential Oils
Essential oils have proven effective for a number of uses ranging from migraine relief to personal beauty care. Several essential oils can be used in a vaporizer to repel mosquitos, including Tea Tree Oil and Peppermint essential oil.
• Bug Repellent
Whether indoors or out, a natural bug repellent will ensure mosquitos stay away from you and your loved one. Mix 25-30 drops of lavender essential oils with 2 tablespoons of olive or vegetable oil. Rub onto skin to prevent mosquito bites.
• Citronella Candles
Citronella candles are a great natural mosquito repellent. Natural Citronella candles ensure you are not emitting harmful toxins. Create your own to burn anytime you want your home to stay mosquito-free.
• Dry Ice
Place dry ice in a bowl a short distance away from you. The dry ice will attract mosquitos, allowing you to trap mosquitos with a lid and remove from your home.
• Coffee Grounds
Sprinkle coffee grounds at the source of still water in your home. Mosquito eggs will be forced to the surface, depriving them of oxygen and eliminating the breeding process.
Place planted basil throughout your home and garden, as a natural repellent. The plants can double as a source of fresh basil for summer recipes.
Shrubs, trees, and plants can keep your home and yard mosquito free. Tulsi, Marigolds, Neem, Lavender, and Lemongrass all include repellent properties.
Ready to repel pesky mosquitos? Lockout mosquitos for a pest-free summer season.