Sometimes you need a quick fix to deal with mosquitoes before an upcoming party or celebration. Try these tips to keep away those nasty pests!
Keep The Fire Going
Fires are not only a staple of back-yard BBQs and get-togethers, but they have a pest control benefit as well. Smoke naturally repels mosquitoes. Keep torches, a fire pit, or even a burning paper egg carton on the edge of your grill to hold the nuisances at bay.
Set Mosquito Traps
Mosquito traps are an effective way to keep mosquitoes away from smaller gathering spaces such as porches or patios. They are most effective when the traps are kept fresh, so be sure to change out your traps regularly. When used in combination with other mosquito control methods, mosquito traps can be a useful tool to repel these pests.
Use Essential Oils
There are a number of natural scents that mosquitoes dislike. These range from well known scents like citronella to lesser known scents including lemongrass, peppermint, lavender, rosemary, and cedarwood. Burn these oils in candles or lanterns, or throw the whole plant on a fire to help keep the air mosquito-free.
Maintain Good Airflow
One of the most natural ways to keep mosquitoes away is a good breeze. Good airflow will disperse the carbon dioxide that attracts mosquitoes and give these weak fliers less space in which to comfortably fly or naturally rest. Use a fan or open windows to encourage natural breezes in your space.
Use Personal Repellents
When it comes to dealing with persistent and unavoidable mosquitoes personal repellents will be most effective. Applying repellents such as OFF, Cutter, or Repel ensure that mosquitoes will be deterred from biting your skin. Since this is the most direct application it generally will offer the most protection.
If you are interested in learning more about dealing with mosquitoes, check out this helpful article from PCT Online about common mosquito myths. For help with persistent pest and mosquito issues, contact ProGuard Solutions Group today for a free consultation!