Summertime is finally upon us and with it brings hoards of hungry mosquitoes to a backyard near you. But, don’t despair. You can win the battle of the bbzzzzz safely and affordably, with the help of natural mosquito control.
There are several things you can do that will help to ensure a mosquito free environment or as close to one as you can get. (No matter what you do, you probably won’t be able to get rid of ALL of them. But these methods should take care of the vast majority.)
One of the first things you should do, in attempt to manage your mosquito population, is mow your lawn. Keeping the grass short will actually go a long way, when it comes to natural mosquito repellent. Your yard will look great, too!
Bats and Purple Martins both love to feed on mosquitoes’ and are an excellent means of naturally controlling them. You can easily purchase both types of houses at Wal-Mart or a similar merchant. If you are crafty you can opt to build your own bat houses, as well.
BBQ junkies will be happy to learn that a few sprinkles or rosemary of sage, over hot coals, will help to repel mosquitoes’.
Lemongrass also assists with natural mosquito control. You can either plant it in garden areas, within close proximity to where you spend most of your ‘backyard time’ or in large pots that can be placed strategically around your patio or deck.
Another method of natural mosquito control requires a dryer sheet. Yes, you read it right, a conventional dryer sheet. (It doesn’t even have to be name brand.) Simply tuck it into the waistband of your pants or shorts and let it do the rest. Believe it or not, it really DOES do the trick.
Although wearing light colored clothing won’t technically reduce your mosquito population, these annoying insects are typically more attracted to dark colors. Maybe it’s time to say yes to yellow, pink and lavender.
Citronella products, such as candles and oils, are well-known for natural mosquito control. Candles can be placed on tables or other flat, out-of-the-way surfaces and citronella oil can be applied to the skin.
If you spend a great deal of time outdoors, either for work or pleasure, employing these tips will help to eliminate mosquitoes” from the equation.
Remember, natural repellents are not only safer for you they are safer for the environment, as well.