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How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes In (And Outside) Your House

There are more than 3,000 different species of mosquitoes that exist around the world.

Mosquito bites can be extremely annoying and irritating, but they can also spread viruses and diseases.

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How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes In (And Outside) Your House

To prevent getting those itchy bite marks on your skin, you will need to take the correct steps to get rid of mosquitoes.

Continue reading to discover how to get rid of mosquitoes inside and outside of your home!

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  1. Citronella Plants

When learning how to get rid of mosquitoes, one of the most common solutions that you will come across is citronella.

Citronella plants are a natural solution to your pesky little problem. The oils of the plant have been proven to repel mosquitoes and other types of bugs.

Mosquitoes can’t stand the smell of citronella, so it acts as the perfect repellant.

Besides growing a plant, you can get citronella candles, oils, and many other products. The best part is, you will smell clean and fresh!

  1. Peppermint

Much like spiders, mosquitoes are also repelled by peppermint oil.

You can add a couple of drops of peppermint oil to water and spray it around your house to keep mosquitoes away.

If you are still getting bit by bugs, you can apply the combination to your skin, just be sure to dilute the oil with water!

Peppermint oil leaves a pleasant scent on your skin and it can be used by adults and children. Not only will it keep mosquitoes and spider away, but also horseflies and gnats.

  1. Get Rid Of Standing Water

To get rid of mosquitoes, you will have to reduce as much standing water around your house as possible.

Nearly all mosquitoes require still water to lay their eggs and reproduce. All that they need is half an inch of water to do this. It is important to treat pools with chemicals and to clean your birdbaths frequently.

You should also ensure that your gutters are clean, otherwise, rainwater can build up behind leaves and not properly drain. It only takes eight to 10 days for a mosquito egg to turn into an adult.

Always cover up your rain barrels to prevent mosquitoes from reproducing and empty the outdoor dog bowl each night. Children’s toys and gardens can even hold water and become dangerous spots.

  1. Lemon Eucalyptus Oil

If you are looking for a natural solution for mosquitoes, you should look into essential oils.  This oil has been approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Lemon eucalyptus oil is one of the most effective ingredients in mosquito repellents and works well.

You can add this oil to water and spray it around the house and on your clothing. Not only will the bugs be repelled, but you will also smell fresh and delicious!

  1. Bug Spray

If you are trying to get rid of mosquitoes in your home and yard, you may want to buy or make bug spray.

Most stores carry a variety of bug spray options, but you can also make your own if you don’t want to deal with chemicals.

Some people say that you can make a quick homemade bug spray with water, onion, and garlic. You can also add a little bit of cayenne pepper and dish soap to make the combination even more effective.

Not only can your spray yourself and children with bug spray to prevent getting bit, but you can also spray it in other areas to keep them away.

  1. Garlic Water

Do you always have garlic in the kitchen?

If so, you already have what you need to get rid of mosquitoes. By mixing water and garlic, you can repel mosquitoes and even keep other bugs away.

The best place to put your garlic water mixture is near a lightbulb so that it can heat up and spread the deterring scent.

After a night or two, you should clean out your container and make the mixture again for full potency.

  1. Rosemary and Sage

Many people claim that burning sage or rosemary is a great solution to your pesky mosquito problem.

If you are having friends over for a bonfire, you can toss them into the fire and watch the mosquitoes disappear. Although you may enjoy the smell of the rosemary and sage, mosquitoes and other bugs won’t.

Many insects are repelled by these scents. The closer you are to the fire smoke, the fewer mosquitoes you should see. You can also burn rosemary and sage incense sticks to get rid of them in the house.

  1. Professional Help

You can hire a lawn care business or pest company to help get rid of your mosquito problem.

Professionals, like Mosquito Authority, can come out and treat the inside and outside of your home to reduce mosquitoes and more.

This is an excellent way to get rid of bugs without coming into contact with the chemicals of these sprays.

If you are unable to get professional help, you can still go to the store and pick up an insect control spray. You will have to spray these yourself in the areas that are most infested with mosquitoes.

Make sure that you wear gloves and other protective gear to prevent the chemicals from irritating you.

Learn How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes for Good

The warmer months are coming and it’s time to start preparing yourself and the home.

Learning how to get rid of mosquitoes is crucial if you don’t want to go crazy this summer. With certain oils, like peppermint and lemon eucalyptus, you can deter bugs and bites.

Since mosquitoes require only a small amount of water to reproduce, you should always dry out anything holding water. When all else fails, you can get help from a reliable bug company.

Be sure to check out our blog for more articles about keeping bugs away so that you can enjoy your yard!

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