Whether you’re hosting a party outside or you want to enjoy a few quiet moments sitting on your deck, mosquitoes can often make outdoor activities uncomfortable. The flying pests tend to be a bit more prominent after it rains or when humidity levels are higher. Fortunately, there are a few natural repellents that you can use outside if you don’t want to use chemicals.
You’ve probably seen various cleaning products for the home that contain a lemon fragrance in them. Lemon oil is also beneficial for keeping mosquitoes away while you’re outside. Combine one part of lemon oil with equal amounts of eucalyptus oil, spraying it on surfaces outside or putting a small amount on cotton balls that are left in a container on a table outside.
The smell of lavender is often relaxing for many people. However, mosquitoes are repelled by the smell of either lavender oil or crushed flowers. You can put a small amount of lavender oil on your wrists or on the back of your neck to keep mosquitoes away. Lavender plants are easy to grow and maintain, so you could keep a few plants around your deck or around areas of your home where you’ve noticed mosquitoes swarming.
If the repellents that you use don’t seem to be helping or there are more mosquitoes than you can control, then consider hiring a professional company to come to the home. Professionals like Mosquito Squad can use all natural mosquito treatment options that are safe for the environment and that are safe for family members and pets while eliminating the pests from the exterior of your home. You can schedule treatment services as often as you like or when you notice that there is a problem with mosquitoes outside.
A Hint Of Fall
Cinnamon is a scent that you might associate with the fall season, but it’s also a natural repellent for mosquitoes as well as other pests that tend to invade the exterior of the home. Sprinkle ground cinnamon around the exterior of your home, close to flower beds and birdbaths as well as other locations that might attract mosquitoes. Combine ground cloves or clove oil and cinnamon oil in a spray bottle that is half filled with water for a solution that can be used on the ground or even in the home around windows and doors where mosquitoes can get inside.