Hey there fellow Memphians, are you looking for the best natural ways to get rid of mosquitoes in your yard this summer? How about a recipe for the perfect homemade mosquito spray to protect you and your best fuzzy friends from harm? Do you want to be able to keep mosquitoes away from your patio day and night? If you answer, “Yes,” to all three, well you’re in luck. Here are some of the best natural ways that you can do to beat the heat, as well as keep those nasty bloodsuckers off of your property.
Cutting Your Grass
Long, tall, and able to provide shade for plenty of creepy crawlies, untrimmed lawn grass is a favorite place for mosquitoes to hide in. So unless if you’re willing to spending the rest of summer putting on insect repellent and/or light, long-sleeved clothes before going to the pool, it is best to mow your lawn.
Don’t have time to cut your own grass? No problem! Here in the city of Germantown and Collierville, there are some lawn mowing services that you can contact. Just be sure to give them a call, and they’ll be more than happy to take care of the rest.
Making A Homemade Mosquito Spray
Easy to make and environmentally friendly, making a homemade mosquito spray for your yard is an excellent way of getting rid of those nasty bugs while at the same time beautifying your yard. Not only would it protect your pets and “good insects”(bees for instance) from getting poisoned, it would also teach you how to become a better gardener in the long run.
For instance, lavender oil has a strong smell that is both soothing to humans and repugnant to mosquitoes. Combined with other herbs such as rosemary and garlic, it would make a great repellent that is safe for both you and your pets.
Speaking of garlic, in case you didn’t know this already, vampires aren’t the only bloodsucking creatures who are turned away by garlic; mosquitoes are too. As long as you’re consuming garlic daily, the mosquitoes would have no reason to come towards you.
Meanwhile, if you were to apply DDT/DEET spray all over you, as long as the mosquitoes could sense that you breathe out carbon dioxide, then they would spend every waking minute trying to suck as much blood out of you as you can. Besides, why would you want to go to work smelling like a mosquito repellant spray?
Draining Dirty, Standing Water
Whether it is the “miniature mud pond” formed right on top of your lawn from last night’s heavy rainfall or the algae-covered water floating in your unused fountain, dirty standing water is a hotspot for mosquitoes to lay their eggs in. So whenever you can, be sure to drain whatever standing water remains in your yard. Otherwise, how else are you going to impress your friends at your next 4th of July barbeque party?
Hopefully, you find these tips very helpful. Otherwise, if you have any more questions, please consult your local lawn care service provider.
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