Mosquitoes are a hassle for anyone and not everyone can afford the most expensive and top-of-the-line name brand prevention’s. Additionally, most people don’t have the time to spray their home or business every month. There are several ways to easily and quickly implement mosquito prevention around a home or business that can be cost effective and last for months.
Evaluate Your Needs:
Are you someone who can’t spare extra time or money to keep mosquitoes away? Are you in a geographic area that breeds mosquitoes easily, such as in swampland or humid areas? It is reasonable for you to use the cheaper and easier methods of mosquito deterrent alone, or does your situation require some extra planning and measures? If you want to implement mosquito prevention, consider some of the following methods as a solution or a starting point:
Keep Certain Plants Around:
Consider planting Citronella (Pelargonium Graveolens Citrosa) in a few flower pots and place them around areas that experience the most foot traffic. This plant is tolerant to hot weather and does not require much maintenance; however, make sure that you move it indoors during any cold weather. Along with the mosquito repelling characteristic of the Citronella plant, it smells very pleasant. A great addition to the Citronella plants would be to plant garlic around the outer areas of your yard or business. Garlic is not as effective as Citronella, but it will add an extra layer of mosquito deterrent. Another great plant that does not require much maintenance is lemon grass. Lemon grass is similar to Citronella because it does not require much maintenance and smells great while deterring mosquitoes.
Revise Your Lighting:
Consider using yellow lighting if you can stand the color yellow. Yellow lights are invisible to mosquitoes and therefore will not attract them. There are some LED lights that can be purchased that are also invisible to mosquitoes. Not all LED lights are effective for keeping mosquitoes away, so be sure to check the specifications before buying. LED lights are a great solution though since they last for a long time and use very little energy.
If you are going to have guests or suddenly need a solution for mosquitoes, try using a box fan. By creating a stream of air, mosquitoes are less likely to come near you and will often fly away to a calmer area. You may also try to start a small fire in a fire pit, or light candles that have mosquito repellent in them.
Ridding your home or business of mosquitoes doesn’t have to be time consuming or costly. Used correctly, these simple solutions can provide lasting results and create a permanent mosquito barrier around your home or business.