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Enjoy a Mosquito Free Summer.

Mosquito season is almost here.
I've got your back with these amazing tips and tricks to keep your summer mosquito free.





Mosquito Repelling Plants: Plant in large pots around your front porch or other outdoor gathering areas. Plant next to any door s or open windows to keep mosquitoes from entering your home.
  • Lemon Grass
  • Basil
  • Catnip
  • Citronella Grass
  • Lemon Balm
  • Lavender
  • Peppermint
  • Rosemary
  • Marigolds
  • Garlic
  • Tee Tree
  • Clove
  • Eucalyptus

Mosquito Repelling Spices: Sprinkle across doorways and window sills. Mix up a few of your favorites and keep in an open container on your patio.
  • Basil
  • Cinnamon
  • Garlic
  • Cloves
  • Mint
  • Thyme


Homemade Mosquito Repellants: Combine any of the following recipes in a spray bottle and mix well. Spray on yourself and around you.

~Basil Lemon
  • 5 Drops Lemon Essential Oil
  • 10 Drops Basil Essential Oil
  • 20 Drops Citronella Essential Oil
  • 2 Cups Water
~Eucalyptus Lemon
  • 5 Drops Lemon Essential Oil
  • 10 Drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
  • 20 Drops Citronella Essential Oil
  • 2 Cups Water 

~Peppermint Lavender
  • 20 Drops Lemon Grass Essential Oil
  • 5 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 5 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil
  • 20 Drops Citronella Essential Oil
  • 2 Cups Water
 ~Vanilla Lavender
  • 20 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 20 Drops Vanilla Essential Oil
  • 10 Drops Lemon Essential Oil
  • 2 Cups Water 
~Rosemary Lemon
  • 20 Drops Rosemary Essential Oil
  • 10 Drops Lemon Essential Oil
  • 2 Cups Water

Other Tips & Tricks:
  • Keep a Bounce dryer sheet in your back pocket.
  • Spread Vicks Vapor Rub on your chest.
  • Make a bat house. Bats love mosquitoes so if you don't mind having them around they may become your best friend during mosquito season.
Mosquito Bite Relief:
  • Rub a bar of dry soap over the bite.
  • Dab some lemon juice or toothpaste on to the bite.
  • Rub a banana on your bite.


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12 comments:

  1. This is really great information! I'm hosting a new linky party at http://hickorytrailblog.blogspot.com/2013/05/efforts-and-assets-linky-party-1.html

    I would love to have you!
    Angela

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  2. You read my mind! I was getting ready to look for repellant plants!!! Mosquitoes love me in the worst possible way.

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  3. I´ll try this when summer comes! Thanks :)
    Ingrid

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  4. Mosquito is the common enemy of most people especially when their season comes in. All kinds of prevention have been raised just to make sure they are free from it. This is interesting because I'm not aware that a mosquito repellant has a natural alternatives; these are great addition at home. - Maurise Gelman @ MosquitoSquad.com

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  5. Can't wait to raise my own bats just so I can fight off mosquitos. Said no one ever.

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  6. Thanks for these tipps and tricks, but when its too late and the mosquito already bit you, the best way to treat is: heat a spon in hot water and press the hot spoon on the bite(attention: do not burn yourself!). The heat will disintegrate the proteins of the poison. It will stopp itching and will be gone the next day.

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  7. Neem is one of the BEST mosquito repelling plants there is! The tree itself lives a long and healthy life in the right climate, free of damaging pests because of its natural ability to repel insects. Add Neem Oil to any DIY repellant along with any of the mentioned oils and you will be safe for hours. Also cedar is a wonderful repelling oil.

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  8. This is really helpful, Jamie, particularly the Mosquito Bite Relief. Most would just scratch their skin to relieve them of the itch but little do they know that they're making it worse. The banana peel is really effective to relieve the itch and to reduce the redness of the bite. Jeffrey @ BugManiacs

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  9. “Make a bat house. Bats love mosquitoes so if you don't mind having them around they may become your best friend during mosquito season.” – Lol, this really cracked me up! I’d go for frogs; they’re safer and less creepy to be around. Anyway, thanks for tips. What about other summer bugs? Any tips to relieve their bites? Anthony @ Eco-Zapp.com

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  10. Bat houses are near useless and rarely occupied by bats (who's diet has been proven to consist of far less mosquitoes than originally thought). I've had success with natural granules combined with a mosquito trap device that emits co2 and other attractants using propane.

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  11. I think that bat house do work, it all depends where you are and if there are any bats there.

    Regards
    Val
    Mosquito Control in North Carolina

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