Tired of mosquito bites but also tired of covering yourself in DEET and other chemicals? You need natural, safe mosquito control for you and your family.
There are many natural repellants that people have used for years to keep pesky mosquitoes from biting and spoiling an evening on the deck or a nice walk in the park. We’ve done some research to pick out a small set of them so that you can learn about how they work and how to use them.
So, read on to find out about four natural ways to get the best mosquito control you can find.
Natural mosquito control in the form of a spray can be found in something like Herbal Armor. This all-natural product contains no DEET. It’s made from essential oils that include scents such as lemongrass and mint.
This kind of mosquito control is great because it is still easy to apply, just like a can of Off or something similar. If you have younger kids running around outside when the mosquitoes are thick, a quick spray of something like Herbal Armor is easy, quick, and not messy.
Murphy’s Mosquito Repellant
Murphy’s Mosquito Repellant is another natural mosquito control that is easy to apply. This one is in the form of a stick rather than a spray. Simply wipe the stick on your exposed skin and off you go.
Because of its handy size, it works well if you and the family are out and about. It’s DEET-free and environmentally friendly. As with Herbal Armor, it uses a combination of lemongrass and mint, but also adds rosemary to the mix.
Lemon Eucalyptus Oil
This backyard mosquito control method has been popular since the 1940s. A lemon and eucalyptus mix is a well-known repellant. It has even been approved for such use by the CDC.
If you apply this mix to your exposed skin you can have as much as three hours of protection against mosquitoes. To make your own lemon and eucalyptus repellant, add 1 part lemon and eucalyptus oil to 10 parts of witch hazel or sunflower oil.
As much as many of us love the smell of lavender, mosquitoes don’t! So, if you use an oil crafted from crushed lavender you’ll have your own mosquito control whether you’re in your backyard or off exploring.
The great thing about using lavender as a mosquito repellant is that it is also good for your skin. So, you’re getting two for one.
If you want to mix your own lavender mosquito control mix, crush lavender flowers and add to your preferred oil. Then apply it to your exposed skin and off you go.
Use Natural Products for Mosquito Control
As you can see from this shortlist, there are a number of natural products for mosquito control that you can use for you and your family. Whether you are at home in the yard or out on a hike in the wild, a natural, safe, environmentally friendly mosquito control will help stop bites from ruining your day.
Scented oils that you make yourself are great. But there are also some manufactured products on the market that make things a little easier.
We want you to enjoy your time outside. For more pest and insect control tips, get in touch with us today. We can help you with larger problems, but these mosquito control remedies will keep you itch-free in the meantime.