We had a mild winter here in the East and the mosquitoes are bad, What can we do to cause retreat?
I wonder how many secrets are out there about mosquito control that work wonderfully but have not been made public yet? HP lets solve it to the best of our ability.
I've lived in Tampa Bay for over 20 years and mosquitoes may as well be political figures here. They tend to run the show if you don't take preventative measures. There are common ways to control them like making sure you empty standing water and spraying chemical repellents on your skin.
You can use Citronella plants, which can grow year round in tropical climates. The downside to that is you'll pretty much have to have them planted all over your yard. If you pinch off a couple of citronella leaves and crumble them in your hands you can rub the oils on exposed parts of your body.
A classic I like to use is Avon's Skin So Soft or simple baby oil. The main ingredient in them (mineral oil) tends to aggravate mosquitoes severely. Use each in moderation because the Florida humidity will make you a little uncomfortable. Nature has a way of providing counter measures to it's own pests.
Purple Martins do an excellent job at patrolling your property for the blood suckers. Cater to the birds by placing a Purple Martin house in your back yard. The must be mounted high and away from predators. Look up the bird and consider attracting them. It may take a while but it will probably be your cheapest and most gratifying way to cut down on the mosquito population.
I had no idea it was the mineral oil in skin so soft that kept the mosquitoes away! I think I'll stick with the skin so soft though. It smells so nice.
I had no clue myself until one day I experimented with baby oil. It doesn't even take much, either. I just dab a little around my ankles, triceps, and wrists. I'm one that mosquitoes usually attacks but not when I'm wearing either one of those.
Some cities and towns spray during the Summer months for mosquitoes, however that may not be the case where you live. You can always get some of those citron candles, which really seem to work well at night in keeping all of those pesky insects away. You can also get citron candles on tiki poles and position them around the area where you are going to be, and that should help.
Garlic and vitamin B both help in controlling bugs, there's something they don't like that comes out our sweat glands. Take it before and when you're going to be out. Also any citrus works well, lotions and soaps that have citrus has much the same effect. Citronella plants an in candles, also in lotions.
Oh, yea! Garlic is awesome when it comes to repelling the suckers. Didn't know about vitamin B, though. Do you know which B vitamin or would it be better to go with a B complex vitamin?
You are right on that citrus !!! Didn't think of that until you mentioned it. We have 2 different anti bacterial soaps we use and since you mentioned it when I use the one that has citrus I don't get bit quite as much. Wow !!! IMPRESSIVE !!!
Yeah you gotta love natural pest control, there's no telling what too much DEET would do.
by Peeples 6 years ago
Does any plant really repel mosquitoes?They are already horrible this year and I would like natural things to repel them. I started some basil seeds but don't know if they really work or how many I would need. Does anyone know what plants really work?
by gracenotes 8 years ago
It's summer, and I remember last year we had a case of West Nile Virus reported on my side of town.So, here are some of the things I have used to keep pesky mosquitos away:1. Avon Skin So Soft (straight from the bottle). Works great, pleasant to use, but you have to wash it...
by Julianna 6 years ago
What exactly is Citronella?How does Citronella ward off mosquitoes, flies, etc. What exactly is Citronella and what causes it to eliminate pesty flying bugs?
by Fawntia Fowler 4 years ago
What's the best indoor mosquito trap or other way to get rid of mosquitoes inside your home?
by Moira Garcia Gallaga 7 years ago
Why do some people attract mosquitos more than others?Ever experienced sitting outdoors with a group of friends on nice summer day enjoying cold drinks and a barbecue and notice that the mosquitos all seem attracted to you and not seem to be bothering everyone else?
by skagra 4 years ago
Any bug which only rely on mosquito ?
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