Gathering friends around your fire pit or backyard campfire can quickly go south when mosquitoes are involved. To combat this, burn Pinon wood instead of regular firewood. These logs give off a strong pine odor when burning, making your fire more pleasant for you and not for mosquitoes.
When it’s not a night to have a full fire pit outside, you can light a citronella candle. Citronella comes from the leaves and stems of lemongrass. It’s a natural way to repel mosquitoes and have a pleasant scent in your outdoor space.
Luckily, I’ve learned two things that keep these critters away, and you only need 4 simple things: 2 spray bottles, a bottle of Listerine Mint Mouthwash, and Bottle of Pine-Sol (or Eucalyptus Oil for a more natural Spray). For starters, mosquitoes HATE mint! Put Listerine in a spray bottle and spray away!
As an added bonus, not only does sandalwood repel mosquitoes and smell nice, it also has calming properties to help you enjoy your time outdoors even more.
These repellent incense sticks are plant-based and DEET-free. The sticks use a combination of citronella, rosemary, peppermint, lemongrass, cedarwood and bamboo to repel mosquitoes
Like most insects, mosquitoes don’t care much about smoke. Having a fire pit burning in your yard will deter mosquitoes from hanging around. While it’s not a perfect outdoor pest control solution, it helps.
Egg Cartons and Coffee Trays
Light them up, then blow them out and let them smolder in a fireproof place. The burning smell they give off is pleasant, but keeps mosquitoes away.
Several natural essential oils can be used as mosquito repellents, including cinnamon oil, citronella oil, peppermint oil, catnip oil, eucalyptus oil, lavender oil, neem oil, lemongrass oil, soybean oil, tea tree oil, geranium oil, thyme oil, and rosemary oil.
Pine-Sol® is not recommended for use on marble, aluminum or unsealed, waxed, oiled or visibly worn wood.
Cedar has long been used as a natural means of repelling and repelling insects such as termites, certain ants, moths, mosquitoes and cockroaches.
Besides making the area smell nice, can incense deter mosquitoes enough to repel them? While there are scents that repel mosquitoes, like citronella and lemon balm, there is no evidence that the scent of frankincense repels mosquitoes. In fact, incense has been said to attract mosquitoes(1).
You need to rub it all over, just apply small dabs to your ankles, wrists, neck, inside elbows, knees and behind your ears. The menthol smell it contains drives away the insects. You can also rub it on mosquito bites you may already have and it will relieve itching.
No, there is no scientific backing from the EPA or CDC that Irish Spring soap repels mosquitoes.
Scatter coffee grounds around garden plants and trees where water collects. This prevents mosquito larvae from taking over. For spots around the yard with stagnant, stagnant water, add 3 tablespoons of coffee grounds for every 1 cup of stagnant water.
Propane Fire Pit and Bugs
This is because burning firewood produces smoke that naturally repels bugs like mosquitoes.