Mosquitoes are pesky creatures that can ruin a summer evening outdoors or a peaceful night’s sleep. While there are many methods for repelling mosquitoes, some people find the harsh chemicals in bug spray too irritating. There are also concerns about using bug spray around children and pets. Luckily, there are several ways to kill mosquitoes from your home without using harsh chemicals. By using one of these methods, you can keep your home mosquito-free all summer long!
The mosquito repellent properties of lemongrass have been well known for a long time. The oil from the lemongrass plant is what gives it its strong smell and the same oil can be used to repel mosquitoes.
Lemongrass is one of the best natural repellents for mosquitoes. It can be planted in pots or grown in your garden, but you can also buy dried lemongrass to use as insect repellent. You just need to crush up some dry leaves and place them in a muslin bag or a small cloth pouch and hang it in areas where you are likely to get bitten by mosquitoes.
Citronella has long been used as an insect repellent and it works very well against mosquitoes, especially those that carry malaria, dengue fever, and other tropical diseases which are transmitted by these insects.
The citronella plant itself can be planted in pots and placed around your home or office, but if you don’t have enough space to grow your own plants, then simply buy some citronella candles which work just as well as the plant itself.
If you want to make your own citronella candles at home, then simply mix some citronella oil with paraffin wax and let it cool down before using it as a candle. You can also add some lavender essential oil for added fragrance if you like!
3. Lavender Oil
Lavender oil is another great mosquito repellent because of its pleasant smell which keeps away these annoying insects from biting us while we relax outdoors on our patio or decking area during summer evenings or when we are having a barbeque with family and friends during the weekend at home or even when we go camping with our family members!
To make your own lavender-scented candles at home all you need to do is mix up two tablespoons of lavender essential oil with two tablespoons of coconut oil (also available at most health food stores) and pour this mixture into four tea light holders (or any other small container).
Let the mixture cool down before placing tea lights inside each holder before placing them on top of the candle holders so that they remain upright when burning! This will give off a lovely scent that will keep mosquitoes away! If you don’t want to make your own lavender-scented candles, then you can buy lavender-scented candles from most health food stores or online.
4. Keep Your Yard Maintained And Trimmed
Mosquitoes like to lay their eggs on tall grasses so it is very important that you keep the grass maintained and trimmed so that they cannot do this easily on your property. You should also make sure that shrubbery around fences and trees is trimmed back as well since these areas provide good hiding places for adult mosquitoes looking for a place to rest while they wait for unsuspecting victims to walk by them so they can bite them and suck their blood before laying more eggs in order to start the cycle all over again!
Do you want to get rid of mosquitoes from your home for good? If so, follow the tips we have outlined in this blog post. By using a combination of natural and chemical methods, you can make sure that your home is mosquito-free. Remember to be patient – it may take a little time before all the mosquitoes are gone.