Buzz Off : Mosquitos

Happy Friday and today I am posting about how to get rid of Mosquitos Naturally. As we end the Summer season and Celebrate National Mosquitos day ! So Buzz Off Mosquito’s Naturally

Don’t Give Mosquitoes a Nearby Place to Breed

Eliminate standing water where mosquitoes breed by emptying the saucers for plants, hauling off old tires, cleaning rain gutters and frequently changing the water in birdbaths. Don’t leave pet bowls filled with water outside when your pets are indoors. Look out for water that gathers in pool covers, buckets and trash cans. Even discarded Frisbees, toys and lids can collect water after it rains and attract mosquitoes.

Plant Some Natural Repellents

herbs to consider: basil, lavender, lemongrass, peppermint, rosemary and dill.3

DIY : Lavender

You can grow lavender in an outdoor garden or in indoor planters. Crush the flowers and apply the oil to bite-sensitive areas of the body, such as your ankles and arms. Also drop some lavender oil on a clean cloth and rub it onto the skin.

DIY: Thyme oil

For a homemade brew, combine 4 drops of thyme oil to every teaspoon of base oil, such as olive or jojoba oil. For a spray, mix 5 drops of thyme oil with 2 ounces of water.

If flowers sound more appealing, try marigolds or common lantanas to create a mosquito-free yard.

Invite Bats to Your Yard

bat houses can take many forms and can be many sizes. They can be small, backyard boxes or freestanding towers on tall poles to support colonies. Place the house where it will get at least six hours of sunlight per day — facing south, east or southeast in most climates — and paint the outside a dark color to absorb heat.

Then sit back and wait. The bats will come and the mosquitoes will go.

Create Your Own Breeze

Strategically placed fans will keep a deck or porch free of mosquitoes, says Joseph Conlon of the American Mosquito Control Association. “Mosquitoes are weak flyers and will not be able to navigate properly against or within the air stream,” Conlon says. “There is no set formula for how large a fan or how many you’ll need. It’s simply a matter of experimenting until you obtain the desired effect. It’s simple, yet very effective.”

How do you keep mosquitoes off pets?

If you’re looking for one of the most natural ways to keep mosquitoes away from your pets, try slicing a lemon. There are two main ways you can use this tart fruit to protect your dog or cat. Slice a lemon, lime or grapefruit and then rub the wedge directly on your pet’s fur.

DIY Candles :

Place lemon slices, lime slices, and rosemary sprigs into the jar. Pour 10 drops of the oil into the jar, then fill the rest of the way with water. Float candle in water. Take the jar outside and light the candle

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