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Best Ways to Repel Mosquitoes in Your Home

Everyone hates mosquitoes. Hmmm… OK, we can’t be too sure about that fact. All we know is that being bitten by just one can be very annoying. It can reduce the quality of sleep you get at night. Besides, nobody wants to wake up with a red, itchy, and swollen spot on their skin—or many. Aaargh! Definitely not a nice way to start your day. OK, maybe you’re overreacting.

No more worries about those frustrating insects. We’ve presented some solutions that even our friends at Awnings and More can attest to for you to keep your home mosquito-free. Implementing one or two of them will definitely do the trick. There are 3 options on our list, so you can choose the one that’s most convenient.

Things You May Need

Waging war against these pests can be a like a mini project. You may need some easy-to-get ingredients or items from your home. See the below.

  • Water
  • Garlic
  • Empty insecticide spray cans
  • Gardening tools
  • Bird feeders

Garlic Water

Some scents are great mosquito repellents. Rather than buying scented candles that serve such purposes, you can try a much more affordable option: garlic. This food stuff can serve as an effective mosquito repellent by simply mixing it with water!

To use the mixture, pour it in an empty insecticide spray can and choose the perfect time for its use. An hour before bedtime is OK. Target the space surrounding your outdoor light bulbs. The heat from the lighting will make the scent spread around your home. Problem of pesky mosquitoes solved!

Plants

Plants? You’d wonder how they’d be instrumental in this mission, but it’s really simple. There are some that can keep mosquitoes away. Plant the following:

  • Lavender
  • Lemongrass
  • Marigold

The above plants (or their flowers) give off nice scents that you’d like. Apart from that, they’ll beautify your home. For the mosquitoes, they’ll not be coming close to the house once these plants are on guard.

Birds

It’s a fact that many birds feed on insects. For example: Cardinals, chickadees, ducks, geese, finches, orioles, purple martins, swallows, terns, and so on. All you need to do is buy the ones that can be domesticated and attract the wild ones.

So how do you get the wild ones to come over for a feast? Simple. Fill feeders with seeds they eat (e.g. safflower, sunflower, etc.) just close enough to your home. The birds will surely visit the feeders. Of course, they’ll hunt and eat any visible mosquito in the area for dessert while they’re around.

As you can see, the options presented are natural and don’t pose any risk to your health. In cases where you or your loved ones are allergic to garlic, go for the other options. Be considerate of neighbors who are allergic to it.

Now you can wait for evenings and bedtimes with a relaxed mind—knowing fully well that those teeny-weeny vampires won’t be able to come near you. You also don’t have to worry about the little ones not getting quality sleep. The villain has been well-taken care of, and you can assure your kids of that. Read them a bedtime story, have a good night rest—and sweet dreams!

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