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Mosquito yard control methods include both natural and chemical treatment. Homeowners, who are aware of pros and cons of non-organic insecticides, tend to apply eco-friendly bio-pesticides, which are less hazardous to pets, humans and plants. To mix homemade mosquito yard spray is a cheap and effective way to get rid of mosquitoes around home.
The active ingredients in natural mosquito spray for yard diy can be extracted oils and vegetables, such as garlic and onion. Homemade pest control products kill mosquitoes on contact and create an invisible barrier that these annoying insects won’t penetrate for a week up to three months.
Application of homemade mosquito yard spray is as good as professional yard treatments. Though, due to that mosquito outdoor products diy don’t contain any preservatives, they have a shorter “shelf life” to compare with professional pest control methods. Homemade backyard sprays should be applied regularly during the mosquito season.
DIY mosquito spray for yard, garden and camping
Biological mosquito control is the best way to keep mosquitoes away. In fact, mosquitoes avoid the scent that tomato tops, garlic, onion, and flowers of geranium, citronella grass, catmint and catnip, lavender, clove, mint, spearmint, lemon grass give off. You can use the essential oils and vegetables mentioned above for spray mixing diy with essential oils. This natural treatment is less toxic to pets, plants and kids than chemical pesticides . Outdoor organic anti-mosquito spray acts as a biological barrier, that deters blood-feeding insects, prevents their bites and control mosquito infestation and attacks.
Paul Harvey diy recipe: Homemade mosquito yard spray
This recipe of Paul Harvey has been used for about 20 years by the most homeowners in the USA. It really works. Homemade mosquito yard spray is intended for outdoor application and keeps mosquitoes away for about 2-3 months. Not only mosquitoes, but also other bugs and insects keep off the yard and stay away from home as well. It is amazing, they just avoid areas treated with the stuff. Moreover, it has a nice mint smell, that doesn’t deter humans. Just mix and spray, than enjoy sitting on the air at night without mosquitoes’ annoying sounds and attacks.
Ingredients that you need for diy mosquito spray for yard:
1 bottle of blue mint mouthwash (you can buy any big bottle of mouthwash you like, no matter how cheap it is. For example, “Equate Blue Mint Mouthrinse”)
3 bottles (per 12 oz) of stale beer (take the cheapest – it works as well)
3 cups of Epsom salt
How to prepare homemade spray against mosquitoes
Pour beer and mouthwash into a container (an old saucepan, a bucket), stir and add the salt. Mix up the stuff properly until salt is dissolved. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle. Shake well before use.
Application directions of Paul Harvey anti mosquito spray
Spray your backyard areas where you sit or spend lots of time outside: on decks, in patios and in alcoves around benches, on and around front porches, around pools, ponds and fountains. If you are camping out, spray directly on the lawn grass, around and on the tents. The stuff won’t do any harm to children, pets, flowers and vegetable plants. Do not allow anybody in the treated area until the spray is dried out. Homemade mosquito repellent wipes out blood-sucking insects from sprayed areas for about 60-80 days. In tropics and subtropics, where mosquito season is longer, it is required to spray twice a summer.
Old sturbridge village recipe: DIY mosquito lawn repellent spray
This anti mosquito spray for yards, lawns and gardens has been used for ages. You are likely to have heard about this stuff from your granny. This spray is applied outdoors to keep mosquitoes off for about a month.
Ingredients for homemade mosquito yard spray:
1 gallon of water
How to mix ingredients for mosquito repellent spray
Chop onion and put into a container (an old saucepan, a bucket), top with a gallon of water, stir the mixture and cover. Leave the stuff under the sun or in a warm place for 3-5 days. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle. Shake well before use.
Application of mosquito onion spray diy
Spray the infused mixture over grass, plants and flowers, around benches, on and around front porches, around pools in your yard and lawns where you like to stay. This spray is eco-friendly and non-toxic, it is safe to plants, pets and children. Homemade onion spray repellent against mosquitoes outdoors keep blood-sucking insects off from treated areas for about a month. The only drawback of onion mosquito spray is its smell.
Old granny recipe: Garlic mosquito spray for lawn and yard
Homemade mosquito yard spray with garlic is an old recipe that has been used for ages. I have heard about this repellant from my granny. This spray is applied outdoors in lawns, yards and gardens to keep mosquitoes off for about three hours – a week. Though, it has three drawbacks: the garlic disgusting smell, regular reapplication and high toxicity to cats.
Ingredients for DIY garlic mosquito spray for yards:
1 gallon of water
3 garlic bulbs
For additional strength of spray use a modified recipe:
1 gallon of water
2 garlic bulbs
2 hot peppers (jalapeños or habaneros)
2 tbsp. of vegetable oil
How to mix ingredients for backyard mosquito repellent spray:
Break bulbs of garlic into cloves. Peel them off and place in a blender, fill with water so it is 1/2 to 2/3 full. Blend the mixture for a minute. Strain the chunks of garlic out and put them aside. Then place the strained garlic stuff into a container (a 1 – gallon jug) and pour water until the jug is full. The prepared mixture is a concentrate. Keep the stuff in a cool, dry place (in a refrigerator). Use only diluted! 1/4 cup of concentrate per 1 gallon of water.
Application of homemade garlic mosquito spray
Pour the 1/4 cup of mixture into a spray bottle and add 1 gallon of water. Shake well before use. For whole-yard treatment, you can fill a garden sprayer with the diluted solution as well. Spray the areas where you want to wipe out mosquitoes: over lawn grass, plants and flowers, around benches, on and around front porches in your yard. Pay attention to areas with standing water, where mosquitoes breed and congregate. This spray is eco-friendly and non-toxic, it is safe to plants, dogs and children. Pay attention that garlic is toxic to cats! Homemade garlic – pepper outdoor repellant against mosquitoes shows maximum protection for about 2-6 hours.
Homemade mosquito yard spray from essential oils
As it has been mentioned above, mosquitoes avoid the scent that is given off by plants such as basil, geranium, citronella grass, catmint and catnip, lavender, clove, mint, spearmint, lemon grass and eucalyptus. The smell of oils, that are extracted from these flowers, deters blood-feeding insects, protects from their bites and control mosquito attacks. For organic mosquito control you can use outdoor mosquito repellent spray diy with essential oils. This natural treatment is safe to pets, animals, plants and children.
Easy recipe of organic mosquito spray for backyards
For natural mosquito repellent treatment you can use a homemade spray with essential oil of lavender (or any other oil that is mosquito repellant). It is safe to pets, vegetable plants, pregnant women and children. Organic anti mosquito spray acts as a biological barrier and keeps blood-feeding females away to prevent vector-borne bites and control mosquito infestation.
Products for easy mixing of mosquito spray for yard:
For 2 oz mixed solution take
1/4 cup of squeezed lemon juice
4 tbsp. vanilla extract
20 drops of lavender oil
Instead, you can use extracted oils of citronella, geranium, patchouli and others, that are taken in the following mixing ratio:
5 drops Citronella Oil + 5 drops Lemon Eucalyptus + 5 drops Lavender Oil+5 drops Patchouli Oil
10 drops Lavender Oil+ 10 drops Citronella Oil (or 10 drops Lemon Eucalyptus oil)
10 drops Catmint/ Spearmint /Mint Oil + 10 drops Patchouli Oil
10 drops Lavender Oil + 5 Cedar Wood Oil+5 drops Geranium Oil
5 drops Citronella Oil + 5 drops Geranium Oil+ 5 drops Lavender Oil + 5 drops Patchouli Oil
How to mix ingredients for mosquito repellant
Pour squeezed lemon juice, vanilla extract and 20 drops of natural oil (lavender, citronella, geranium, catmint, eucalyptus) into a container (a bowl), stir and mix up the ingredients properly. Add the mixture to a 2-oz spray bottle and fill the water to full. Shake well before use.
How to apply homemade natural mosquito spray
Spray the areas where you want to get rid of mosquitoes: around benches, on and around front porches in your yard, over lawn grass, plants and flowers. Pay attention to areas with excess and still water, as mosquitoes breed and congregate there. This spray is eco-friendly and non-toxic to plants, dogs and children.
You can find more information about essential oils for mosquito repellent recipes here.