Summer is, hands-down, my favorite season. I love nothing more than being able to spend time outside, eating, playing, lounging and just soaking up the warm weather. Being a New Englander, I just have to enjoy this weather while I can! However, there is one thing about summer I would get rid of if I had one wish. Nothing can ruin outdoor time like those pesky, blood-sucking mosquitos that seem to follow me around wherever I go. Luckily, we’ve got several tips that I’ve tried to great effect. Use any combination of these to remain bug-free and bite-free this summer.
Keep these plants close by and mosquitos are sure to fly in the other direction.
Create your own candles on the cheap and light them up when you need to keep the bugs at bay.
Use lemon, fresh rosemary and water to create a mild spray repellent that smells great to you and terrible to mosquitos.
If you’re looking for a method that also looks great at an outdoor gathering, you’ll want to opt for these easy, DIY wine bottle tiki torches.
Mosquitos can’t stand garlic. So if you eat a lot of garlic, it will actually help you to stay bug-free.
Set up an electic fan that sweeps back and forth where people are sitting. Mosquitos won’t be able to fly straight when there’s a “breeze” like that around you.
Mosquitos do not like the chemicals contained in dryer sheets. So to keep bugs away, rub your clothing down with a dryer sheet, then tuck it into one of your pockets.