I just finished writing about natural flea repellents, and it occurred to me that mosquitoes need equal attention. These tiny bloodsuckers pop in into our yards and homes as soon as summer appears and we have to deal with their annoying buzzing and painful bites all summer long.
But, instead of slapping yourself when a mosquito flies by, you can try some great natural mosquito repellents to keep these bloodthirsty insects away from your patio.
Only imagine how all your friends come in for an evening barbecue and the entire party crashes in minutes because some pesky mosquitoes start biting people around. Leaving the bites aside, because it will eventually pass, anyone knows that mosquitoes may carry a lot of dangerous diseases so, you should learn how to properly repel them!
Plants as Natural Mosquito Repellents
Before summer strikes, just plant some flowers as natural mosquito repellents. These creepy bloodsuckers hate the fragrance of some particular plant species and by planting them around the barbecue area, patio, outdoor dining table, you will keep them aside.
- citronella grass
Before Hosting a Barbecue, Spray The Area
In case you’re hosting a barbecue, I suggest trying Bonide 680 RTS Mosquito Beater.Just attach the bottle to a hose and spray the entire backyard area with a day before the barbecue. It’s important to apply this mosquito repellent with 24 hours before using your yard as a party area.
Essential Oil Nebulizing Diffuser
This might be the most effective method to keep mosquitoes away. The best part about using a Nebulizing Diffuser™ is you don’t have to apply anything directly to your skin. The materials you will need are:
- An Organic Aromas Nebulizing Diffuser
- 8 drops of citronella essential oil
- 8 drops of tea tree essential oil
- 8 drop of lavender essential oil
The directions are relatively easy. You can mix and match and add different amounts of essential oils until you find a scent that is pleasing to you and your family and very unpleasant to pesky mosquitoes.