DIY Mosquito Spray
Here you will find some recipes for "Do It Yourself" mosquito yard sprays and repellents inspired by TipsBulletin.com.
While you can run to your local store and purchase a bottle of commercial bug spray, many of these products contain DEET, a chemical we do not want to have on our skin for extended periods. Below are some safe alternatives for repelling mosquitoes.
DIY MOSQUITO SPRAY FOR YOUR YARD
Mosquitoes cannot tolerate the smell of mint, which is one of the ingredients in mouthwash. So, as strange as it sounds, adding mint-flavored mouthwash to a DIY mosquito spray for your yard works wonders at keeping these pests away.
NATURAL MOSQUITO REPELLENT YARD SPRAY
Many insects hate the scent of vinegar, and you probably have this everyday staple in your kitchen right now. Find out how to combine apple cider vinegar with essential oils to create a natural mosquito repellent spray for the yard.
HOME-MADE MOSQUITO YARD SPRAY
Citronella is one of the most popular scents for repelling flying insects from the outdoor area, and there are many products available on the market. However, it’s easy to make your own yard spray for mosquitoes with citronella oil, and it’s just as effective.
PEPPERMINT OIL MOSQUITO YARD SPRAY
A favorite natural mosquito repellent ingredient for yard spray is peppermint. This natural deterrent is easy to prepare and leaves the area smelling like fresh mint rather than unpleasant chemicals.
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GARLIC MOSQUITO YARD REPELLENT
Garlic repels a variety of outdoor pests, including mosquitoes. Use fresh garlic bulbs to make the best mosquito repellent for the yard.
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VANILLA SCENTED MOSQUITO SPRAY
If you don't like the smell of vinegar and garlic, other scents keep mosquitos out of the yard, like this favorite, vanilla. Make a mosquito repellant spray with vanilla extract.
LEMONGRASS MOSQUITO REPELLENT
Lemongrass is another oil that insects cannot stand, and if you have an oil diffuser in your home, you probably have this essential oil on hand. Prepare a bug spray with lemongrass and keep mosquitoes out of the yard for over two hours.
COCONUT OIL MOSQUITO REPELLENT
Coconut oil is not just for cooking and face creams. When combined with the right essential oils, coconut oil becomes a powerful and natural bug repellent.
TEA TREE OIL MOSQUITO REPELLENT
Tea tree oil has many uses, including skincare, lice and foot fungus treatment. This oil is helpful as a mosquito repellent because of its strong odor.
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CINNAMON OIL MOSQUITO REPELLENT
Cinnamon is another scent mosquitoes dislike, and cinnamon oil kills mosquito eggs and repels adult mosquitoes. This natural mosquito repellent is easy to prepare.
NEEM OIL MOSQUITO REPELLENT
Neem oil is a natural insecticide that is safe to use around your home and in the garden. The vegetable oil is pressed from the seeds of the Neem tree, native to the Indian subcontinent and an excellent alternative to commercial bug sprays.
WITCH HAZEL MOSQUITO REPELLENT
Witch hazel is a medicinal plant with many uses, such as providing relief from skin irritations. It’s readily available at many stores as an astringent and a natural topical remedy. It’s also helpful for driving mosquitoes out of the yard.
LEMON MOSQUITO REPELLENT
Most people enjoy the fresh scent of lemon, but insects like mosquitoes hate the odor and avoid areas where there is a lemony smell. Take advantage of the lemon scent to repel mosquitoes.
EUCALYPTUS MOSQUITO REPELLENT
Eucalyptus is a fast-growing evergreen tree, and the oil of this tree has a variety of medicinal purposes. Studies also show that eucalyptus oil repels mosquitoes for up to three hours. Create a homemade bug spray using this magical oil.
VINEGAR MOSQUITO REPELLENT
Vinegar may be one of the most useful liquids around the home. Not only does it preserve foods, cleans grease and hard water stains, and unclogs drains, it also works to repel mosquito from around the yard.
PLANTS THAT REPEL MOSQUITOS
It’s always good to have a homemade bug spray on hand, but there are also other ways to keep mosquitoes out of your yard. For example, many plants emit scents that drive insects away, and growing them around your property deters mosquitoes naturally.
STEPS YOU CAN TAKE TO PREVENT MOSQUITOS IN THE YARD
Backyard mosquito control is the best way to prevent these pests from invading outdoor activities. While the occasional mosquito bite now and then is inevitable, there are simple steps to take to reduce the mosquito population and stop an infestation. Read these tips below:
Remove standing water (birdbaths, clogged gutters, buckets, etc.) These and other water sources are breeding grounds for mosquitos.
Sprinkle coffee grounds in stagnant water around your home to force the mosquito eggs to rise to the water’s surface, where they starve for oxygen.
Consider planting mosquito-repelling flowers and herbs around the areas where you spend most of your time outside. They not only add attraction to your yard, but they repel mosquitoes from the space.
Install insect-repelling lights around your home. LED lights, sodium lamps, and yellow bug lights deter many insects, including mosquitoes, from your outdoor space.
Fortunately, making a homemade mosquito spray for the yard is an excellent alternative to using harmful chemicals.