Do-It-Yourself: Mosquito Control Edition

Posted on July 26, 2021

You will get to have lots of fun this summer, especially with everything opening up due to the slowing down of COVD-19. The last thing you will want to do when you gain your freedom back is endure a struggle with a mosquito bite(s) that can cause some serious harm.

The best thing you can do to protect yourself against these little (or not-so-little) pests is to pull out all the stops when it comes to controlling and repelling them. This way, you will be able to enjoy your patio happy hours, park days with your family, summer night bonfires, and anything else you want to enjoy, but it will be bug-free! essential oil on table for mosquito control

Oils Aren’t Just For Hippies

Essential oils can be a great start (or even an end) when it comes to repelling your mosquitoes at home. A lot of people swear by these oils, swearing that they can cure a variety of different illnesses, beginning in the 1940s. They are also used frequently for aromatherapy.

The essential oils that you should invest in when it is time to repel mosquitoes are:

  • Clove
  • Lavender
  • Cedar oil
  • Lemongrass
  • Eucalyptus
  • Neem
  • Peppermint
  • Tea Tree
  • Thyme

There are a variety of ways that you can utilize these essential oils. The most common way to wear your essential oils is to get a bracelet that allows you to put the oils directly on it, emitting the repelling scent all day. You can also add a few drops of oils into your hair product and allow the smell to be incorporated into your routine that way.

Fire Makes A World Of Difference

Bonfire pits, tiki torches, and other outdoor fire activities will be extremely useful when keeping the mosquitoes out of your way. When you choose to invest in a bonfire pit, you add a certain flair to your home that you wouldn’t have before. So not only will the smoke and the fire itself repel mosquitoes, but you are able to host bonfire parties, enjoy a bonfire roasted dinner, and so much more with this option. If this doesn’t seem like it would fit your lifestyle, you can still use fire to your advantage by taking tiki torches and placing them strategically around your lawn. Whether you line your whole yard with them or surround your patio, they will work just as you want them to and add a great ambiance to your home.

DIY At Its Finest

Another quite popular way is to create your own mosquito repellant spray that you can carry around with you and incorporate when you need it. tiki torch for mosquito repellantThis can be done as mentioned above with essential oils, or you can go to the root of the solution and use the herbs that the oils come from. The best herbs to use if you are going to go this route are clove, lavender, mint, sage, and witch hazel. The process to make this is actually pretty simple. Take a good serving of the herbs you choose and boil them in water. Once it reaches the boiling point, let it simmer for a while – at least one full hour. Pro-tip: this will make your house smell amazing! After that’s done, you can allow the water to cool at room temperature or in the refrigerator. Once cooled, just put it into a spray bottle and use as much as you need!

Do You Still Need Professional Mosquito Control? Call Emerald Island Lawn Service For Help Now!

If mosquitoes are seriously invading your outdoor spaces, you have come to the right place. Emerald Island Lawn Service is skilled and trained to take down the mosquitoes that make your summer miserable. You can count on us to get the job done.

Don’t let mosquitoes keep you from enjoying your outdoor spaces. Take your yard back with mosquito control from Emerald Island Lawn Service. Our Mosquito Control Program includes six service treatments beginning in April and running through September.

Our mosquito control is a great complement to our lawn fertilization program, which is designed to feed your grass the nutrients it needs to grow healthy and robust to prevent weeds and disease.

Give us a call at 865-588-4497 for more information. You can also request an easy quote here.

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