Natural Ways to Repel Mosquitoes

mosquitoCamping, cooking out, picnics, swimming at the lake, and whatever other fun thing you love to do in the summer, seem to all come with those pesky mosquitoes.

Here is some helpful ways to keep those mosquitoes at bay.

Try Planting Marigolds

Place the fragrant flowers in a garden bed to keep the insects away, their odor may deter mosquitoes, but to be sure they stay off you, its still best to apply repellent directly to your skin.

Other mosquito repellent plants are, Rosemary, Catnip, and Citronella Grass. Make sure and do some research before you buy these plants, do to the different needs of each plant. Some may not be right for your garden. Another help can be to plant basil near your doorway to keep the mosquitoes away. Another great tip would be to throw some herbs on the fire – Next time you barbeque throw some sage or rosemary on the coals to repel the pesky insects.

Mosquito Sprays –

Repel Lemon Eucalyptus Spray

eHow has a How to Make Pesticide Free Mosquito Spray that you can try. Made with Thai Lemongrass, which contains citronella oil and is safe and effective in repelling mosquitoes.

EcoSmart Insect Repellent Powerful, all natural formula is made from organic plant oils, and keeps bugs away for hours.

So the next time your in need of some mosquito help, try some of these suggestions for a natural, safe repellent and enjoy the summer as it was intended.

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