Mosquitoes are a pest. They buzz and they bite. Their bites itch. Mosquitoes carry diseases such as
West Nile Virus. Every year these bothersome insects ruin your outdoor experience because of their annoying
habits. There are ways, however, to get rid of mosquitoes.
Where Mosquitoes Breed
Mosquitoes live and breed in stagnant water. You should
check your house for potential breeding grounds. Bird feeders, window wells,
puddles and other standing water should be flushed with a hose. This will keep
mosquitoes from breeding in your yard. Yet, getting rid of mosquitoes is not that
easy. A mosquito travels an average of one mile per day. So unless you plan on flushing all
your neighborhood areas of standing water, you should have a back-up plan!
Citronella candle and torches work fairly
well. The citronel smell is a deterrent to
mosquitoes. Many attractive table
candles are available for outdoor patio
The Best Way to Get Rid of Mosquitoes
DEET is a chemical developed over sixty years ago for U.S. troops. It has been a
tremendously successful mosquito repellent. DEET can be purchased commercial products
available on many websites. Some bad features of DEET based products are the smell of the
chemical and the oily feeling it leaves on your skin.
Listerine Gets Rid of Mosquitoes
Yes, it’s true. Mosquitoes are repelled by the smell of
Listerine Original formula. Store brands will work too. It
seems the trick here is to purchase the original formula.
Combine it with water in a spray bottle -- one part
mouthwas to four parts water. Spray the outside area
you will be using and the mosquitoes should stay away for
Get Rid of Mosquitoes
Pretty Obvious Ways to
Keep Away Mosquitoes
Check your screens. The only thing worse
than an outdoor mosquito is an indoor
mosquito. Mosquitoes will come through
holes and rips in your screens. There are
some excellent inexpensive screen repair
kits available online and in stores.
You Really Can’t Get Rid of Mosquitoes
Well, not for good. Mosquito populations cannot be stopped by one person armed with
DEET and Listerine. However, you can deter and repel mosquitoes for several hours by
using these very simple remedies.
Sites and Blogs about Mosquitoes
There are excellent products available online. Amazon offers a
comprehensive list of brand name products at inexpensive cost in their Home
and Garden Store. They even have a special section for Pest Control. Amazon
is the largest online purveyor of pest control products.
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