You can get rid of the mosquitoes in your yard organically and start enjoying your outdoors more often. Read for the tips.

How To Rid Yard Of Mosquitoes Organically?

“Anyone who thinks that they are too small to make a difference has never tried to fall asleep with a mosquito in the room”.

These tinny terrors with odd thin wings, streaming legs, glide in a mass, through air, looking like ridiculous dots. Their bite and its aftereffects, however, are not that ridiculous. They have an evil reputation of marauding, and casting numbness on your mind. They spell a grubby magic of invincibility and ruthless determination, which makes you fly opposite to their flight direction. Once they settle with those long thin shanks, eyeing cunningly, on your flesh like a speck of dirt, you plunge on them with your deadly palms. However, they lurch off, seconds before the impact of your palms on their bodies, into thin air, as if they have read your intentions, faster than they had crossed your mind. They stalk and prowl on you, enveloping you in your own backyard. These little spirits on wings, called mosquitoes, declare their victory with their irritating and constant buzz. If you are someone who loves outdoors, and your lovely summer evenings, these buzzing insects can cause a lot of irritation and annoyance, ruining the peace of your day and the sleep at night. Nothing is more frustrating than being attacked by these ravenous insects. It is a miserable effort to get rid of mosquitoes while trying to enjoy the evenings. Although there are chemical repellants available, they have their side effects and long-term use can be hazardous to your health. You can use organic pest preventions, as they are easy, eco-friendly and safe to use. Read the lines below for tips. 

Organic Remedies To Get Rid Of Mosquitoes In The Yard 
  • You can start by cleaning and clearing all the debris from the gutters and stagnant water areas, to prevent mosquito menace. Things like open tanks should be closed; birdbaths, pet bowls, puddles of water and unused pools should be cleaned regularly. Any collection of water in the attic trough, clogged gutters, old tires, grills, and trashcans is a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
  • These insects are averse to wind and hence you should leave certain areas of the house open to fresh air. You can consider closing the windows on the sides that have no breeze coming in.
  • One of nature’s most potent mosquito repellants are certain plants, which have strong aromas to keep these insects away. These plants are easy to grow and have strong odor. You can plant citronella, rosemary, catnip, marigold, garlic, lemongrass and basil around the yard to rescue you from these insects. To reap more benefits from these plants keep them in groups near the doors, windows, water features in your landscapes, or near decks and yards.
  • If you reside in an area that has a plethora of wildlife, natural predators might help in controlling the mosquito menace for you. These are organisms that feed on these insects, and find them pretty appetizing. Leave these organisms alone if you find them in your vicinity, for they are doing you a good deed. If you see organisms like the bats, mosquito fish, toads, frogs, dragonflies and tree swallows, allow them to feast on these insects. 
  • Mosquitoes do not like herbs and stay away from them. To protect yourself from mosquito bites, you can use a concentration of eucalyptus oil for skin protection. Other skin protectors are the soybean oil, which works for about two hours, and garlic juice mixed in water, which can work up to six hours. You can hang strips of clothes soaked in these substances near the suspected places of mosquito habitat.
  • Mosquitoes love tall grasses since they retain the moisture, provide shade and darkness, and protect them from predators. Frequently mowing your grass will drive the mosquitoes away, and also leave a greener and softer yard.
  • You can use organic insecticides, which are made out of natural ingredients, as a spray. You can use a mixture of lemon-scented liquids and a sprayer, or burn citronella candles. You can mix 10 ounces of rubbing alcohol, witch hazel, olive oil, or vodka into an empty spray bottle and spray it on the mosquitoes.

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