If you’re like most people, you hate mosquitoes. And why wouldn’t you? They are big, gross, pesky, bite, and carry all sorts of diseases that don’t have treatments or cures. Today, North Georgia Lawn will explore a variety of natural home remedies and professional organic treatments to tackle those pesky mosquitoes so that you and your loved ones can enjoy summer while it lasts!
While you know, oils like eucalyptus are great for decongestion, and lavender is effective for it’s calming properties, these oils that you see everywhere have other uses as well. Mixing lemon oil and eucalyptus oil can create a natural repellant that lasts up to three hours. Another known mixture is lavender oil mixed with spearmint, orange, and cedarwood (you can find the ratios here to create your own mixture).
Control Your Scent
As an opposite take on adding scent to your outdoor area, you can easily control the way mosquitoes view you as well. Just like humans, these flying insects are attracted to beautiful smells, so limiting your perfume or cologne is one of the biggest factors you can do to keep them away from you. While this won’t necessarily keep them out of your outdoor environment, it will lower your chances of being bitten.
Play With Fire
While we, of course, don’t mean to pull out the lighter fluid and see what happens, fire can actually be a great repellant. In the same way that humans cringe from the smoke, so do mosquitoes and other insects. So get out that bonfire pit or using those tiki torches that have been sitting in the back of your shed for a few years can really be one of the most effective ways to keep bugs away from your outdoor event.
Nix Mosquito Breeding Grounds
You can tackle your mosquito issue by ensuring they don’t come around your yard in the first place. Mosquitoes are known to breed and gather near water, so any pools, ponds, birdbaths, or water features you have that are not being properly kept up with will easily attract these pests. Other areas that unkempt water can gather are places where rainwater is pooling on your deck or at the ends of your gutters that haven’t been cleaned out in a while.
Not Happy with Your Results?
Get rid of those persistent ones who still audaciously show up even though you’ve taken every at-home precaution that we have listed and that you have sought out for yourself. North Georgia Lawn offers an organic solution to pest control by providing five treatments throughout the season that are safe for both you, your family, and the environment. With our product, our clients get all the benefits of a standard mosquito control program without all the heavy toxins and chemicals that come with it.
When you are ready to take back your outdoor area and start enjoying your space again, you can give North Georgia Lawn a call at (678) 508-0050 or request a quote from us here. Want to keep up with us on social media? Find us on our Facebook page and our Twitter account to follow our work!