The weather is warming up, the sun is setting later, the grass is greener, and unfortunately the mosquitoes are swarming! It’s difficult to enjoy the warm weather and your backyard when you are constantly swatting at bugs and mosquitoes. It’s time to give your arms a rest.
There are many different ways to deter pesky bugs from invading your backyard and ruining a perfectly good summer evening. A lot of them, unfortunately, involve harmful chemicals to be sprayed in the air. If you are wanting a more natural approach for you and your family, step out of the chemical haze and try these DIY ideas to make sure mosquitoes stop bugging you!
Lemon Eucalyptus Oil
Lemon eucalyptus oil has been an active ingredient in mosquito repellents since the 1940’s and the CDC has approved the oil to be used in all repellents. It can actively work for up to 12 hours which gives you plenty of time to enjoy the great outdoors.
When it rains, it pours. At least when it comes to mosquitoes. If you have standing water on your property from heavy rain, that can be a breeding ground for our pesky enemies. Places that you might suspect to be breeding grounds could be clogged rain gutters, tree holes and your flower pots.
With this repellent you’ll have plenty of mosquito free time. Plant
s thyme plants in your garden or throwing their leaves on a fire is a proven mosquito repellent and also an added bonus for adding herbs to your kitchen!
Proper Precautions for Indoors
Make sure you have updated window and door screens in your home. Nothing is worse than seeking shelter inside from bugs to find them in your home as well. Be cautious of keeping your doors propped open during the warmer days.
Enjoying the outdoors is the best part of summer. Make sure you are taking the proper precautions from bugs. Not only are they a nuisance but they can also carry diseases that can affect the health of you, your family and your pets. For more tips on how to enjoy the outdoors and make your landscape looking healthier and more beautiful visit kelenytopsoil.com. We know good dirt!filed under: Gardening, Landscaping, Seasonal Prep