Trying to have fun in your backyard, cooking up delicious barbecues for the family or hosting pool parties for your friends to come over, dive in, and have a great time? All of this is excellent summertime fun, but if there is one thing that can foil the fun in a heartbeat, it is the buzzing and biting of mosquitoes.
Does this sound like an issue you are currently dealing with? Are there easy and cheap ways you can try to address the problem on your own without having to call the mosquito control professionals? There are indeed a few options you can try first to save some money on dealing with your mosquito issue.
Use Scented Oils to Your Advantage
There are certain smells that mosquitoes absolutely despise and will avoid, and many of these smells are present in scented oils that you can find very affordably at almost any retail outlet. In order to keep mosquitoes off of you while you’re outside, you could consider using citronella, rosemary, garlic, peppermint, basil, lemongrass, or lavender to keep the mosquitoes at bay.
Use Vicks Vapo-Rub
A popular way for folks with stuffy noses to clear their sinuses, Vicks’ Vapo-Rub and its off-brand derivatives are an excellent way to keep mosquitoes away from you. This is because these rubs have cedar leaf oil in them, an oil that acts as an all natural insect repellent. If you’ve already been bitten by a mosquito, Vicks may also help relieve your itching.
This is an easy solution for many households, because many families already have some Vicks stored away.
What if These Don’t Work?
If these cheaper solutions to repelling mosquitoes don’t seem to work for you, then your best option will be to contact your mosquito service belleville team to come out and treat your yard for mosquitoes, which should help eliminate the problem once and for all.