Mosquito repellent is something everyone should know about, right? Well, there is no doubt about that, but not everyone uses it. Some people do, but they leave it in the box or cover their trunk with leaves. Others still simply don't understand the full benefits of this natural insect repellent.
Yes, mosquitoes can really be repelled by certain mosquito repellent plants, but it's more complicated than keeping those plants around the house. While many sources state that certain plants will definitely repel mosquitoes just by being plant-life, the whole process of repelling insects involves a little more than that. The most common of those steps involves the introduction of a particular kind of mosquito repellent into the environment. After that, however, more complex processes take place.
One of the first steps involves the use of mosquito repellent plants. For one thing, there are two basic kinds available: natural and synthetic. Some of the latter can actually be sprayed directly onto the bugs that have invaded your home. This can be used more commonly than natural repellents, though it does have the added perk of being "natural". Synthetic repellents, on the other hand, come in the form of liquids. Mosquitoes hate to get wet and will avoid them if they are repelled directly.
To keep mosquitoes away, plant a mixture of water, citrus fruit juice, chili peppers (hot), citronella oil, and other various components that repel insects. Of course, all of these elements cannot be put together overnight. They must be applied in strategic areas throughout your property. However, putting together good mosquito repellent plants and using them in strategic locations is a sure way to keep mosquitoes away from your home and surrounding grounds.
Mosquitoes, like other pests and diseases, thrive in areas with stagnant water. In order to keep mosquitoes away, you will want to keep your property's surfaces dry. Many people today lay down garbage and sodden leaves in their yards, which allow mosquitoes to flourish. If you do not want to lay down sod or lay down anything that would allow moisture to collect, you can consider using something like newspaper or cardboard. This can be rolled across your lawn and completely covering any standing water that may be there. Also, make sure that all of your pets and children wash their hands before touching anything outside.
If you do not want to use any type of liquid repellent in your yard, you may also consider using natural mosquito spray. You can either purchase this in the form of a granular insecticide or in the form of an organic spray. Both of these sprays work very effectively to repel mosquitoes from your garden. While they will not necessarily drive the pesky insects from your yard, you will not have to worry about them coming back. This means that you will be able to enjoy your yard, all year long, without the threat of mosquito bites.
One of the most popular forms of natural repellent comes in the form of peppermint oil. Although many people choose to spray their gardens with this specific brand of repellent, some choose to buy natural peppermint oil capsules instead. These capsules are sold in many supermarkets and are easy to use. Simply place one capsule into the soil in your flower bed or any other area where you are seeing mosquitoes thrive. You may even choose to place the capsules around your plants to create a more even distribution of the oil.
Feverfew is another popular brand of repellent for gardeners. This herb thrives in the humid conditions of many parts of North America. Because it is so well-suited to the type of climate that our country enjoys, it is little wonder that this thrives here. If you want to make sure that your flowers and shrubs stay healthy this year, you should definitely plant feverfew in your flower beds, as well as throughout your lawn and gardens. They are proven performers, and the proof is in the taste.