Natural Mosquito Repellents

Three Different Things You Can Do

natural mosquito repellents

Skip the chemicals and use these natural mosquito repellents to keep your yard and yourself free from mosquitoes this summer.

Natural Mosquito Repellents

Get Rid of Standing Water

Mosquitoes seek out standing water because that’s where they lay their eggs.

  • Clogged gutters
  • Bird baths
  • Landscape ponds without fish or fountains
  • Tires
  • Toys
  • Potted plants that don’t drain properly
  • Part of your yard with poor drainage
  • Under your deck
  • Sandboxes
  • Animal food bowls
  • Shovels
  • Furniture covers after heavy rain
  • Kiddie pools
  • By your AC unit

Use Your Green Thumb

  1. Citronella: There’s a reason citronella candles are popular for the outdoors…the smell is an effective mosquito deterrent. If you can’t plant citronella, you can light the candles or consider using citronella essential oils somewhere. Just be warned: you might not like the strong smell either!
  2. Catnip: Mosquitoes are not a fan of the catnip plant. Your cats, on the other hand, might gladly take a bite and end up in a drug-like state.
  3. Lavender: This plant is a crowd-pleaser for everyone except mosquitoes! You’ll enjoy the smell and beautiful purple flowers.
  4. Lemon Balm: All things citrus-esque seem to repel mosquitoes, lemon balm included. This plant is closely related to mint and can fill a pot with beautiful, luscious greens.
  5. Mint: Mint is an easy plant to have on your patio or in your garden. It is very low maintenance, growing like a weed without much upkeep. Plus, it’s edible so you can bring it into your home for drinks or desserts.

Essential Oils are also a Natural Mosquito Repellent

  • Citronella
  • Peppermint
  • Lemon
  • Eucalyptus
  • Basil
  • Clove
  • Thyme
  • Lemongrass
  • Geranium
  • Lavender

Need Help Keeping Mosquitoes Away? Call the Experts at ExtermPRO.

We are your local exterminators serving northern Virginia. We understand mosquitoes and how to get rid of them. Our first step will always be the natural methods so you and your family can feel comfortable spending time outside. Call us today at 571-620-1168 to get keep mosquitoes away from your yard.

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