Keep Mosquitoes Away with These Tips

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Nothing is better than a summer night in the backyard, watching the sun go down as a cool breeze comes in. But this picturesque fantasy can quickly turn dreadful as the mosquitoes swarm in. Instead of just dousing yourself in mosquito spray, look into ways to reduce mosquitoes in your outdoor space.

5 Tips for Keeping Mosquitoes Away

When it comes to reducing the number of mosquitoes surrounding your house, you may be willing to try anything to see what sticks! Take a look at a few of these tips:

  1. Remove Standing Water: Mosquitoes are attracted to still water, which is why you often see an uptick in mosquitoes after a rainy day. Suppose you have areas in your backyard where water pools, then look for draining solutions. Some people have tarps that fill with water or a slide that stores water at the bottom. Search for the areas and wipe out the water immediately to keep mosquitoes away.
  2. Skip the Perfume or Cologne: Mosquitoes are attracted to potent smells found in perfumes, body sprays, and colognes. Avoid spraying these scents on yourself if you know you will be outside in the evening.
  3. Wear Light Colors: It turns out that mosquitoes are attracted to dark colors. Wearing light colors will make it so that you are less likely to get mosquito bites.
  4. Dress in Long Sleeves and Long Pants: Cover up your skin to reduce the chance of mosquitoes finding you and biting.
  5. Spray on Lemon Eucalyptus Oil: It is true that mosquitoes do not like the oil from lemon eucalyptus. Take advantage of their aversion by spreading lemon eucalyptus oil on you when you will be outside among the insects.

It is possible to enjoy your summer nights without getting 50 mosquito bites. Try these tips to enjoy a calming night out in the backyard with your friends and family.

If you are having problems with mosquitoes this season, do something about it. You can ask any questions and get an estimate on fighting the mosquitoes in your yard. Give Riche’s Termite and Pest Service a call at (951) 233-7697.