Mosquito season is here again! Everyone’s least favorite insect is part of living in Florida, but there are some things you can do to keep mosquitoes away…
Lemon-eucalyptus oil is very effective at repelling mosquitoes for several hours. It is a natural remedy that is extracted from the leaves of the lemon eucalyptus plant. Just a little bit of this sweet-smelling oil dabbed on the skin can repel mosquitoes.
One of the best-known insect repellents is citronella. The strong smell of citronella hides the natural human scents that attract mosquitoes. You can burn citronella candles, dab citronella extract on your wrists and ankles, and protect your patio or deck with incense sticks.
Apple cider vinegar is touted as a remedy for all kinds of things these days. It really is an excellent bug repellent, as well as a remedy for itchy mosquito bites.
These repellents and remedies are helpful, but keeping a yard that is not inviting to mosquitoes is important. Standing water that can be a breeding grounds for mosquitoes, so try not to leave things out in the yard that collect water. This includes buckets and gutters, plastic covers and children’s play sets. If you have items that are outdoors and need water, such as a bird bath, be sure to keep the water fresh whenever possible.
Mosquitoes can be hard to avoid – especially in Florida.
If you need professional help with mosquitoes around your home, call us today at (239) 694-8008 or contact us here on the website and we will be happy to help you!