Natural Ways to Keep Mosquitoes Away

The summer is here and with that, the plans for camping trips are being made. However, any outdoor experience can turn annoying when there are lots of mosquitoes around. According to studies, mosquitoes can remember the smell of certain individuals and thus they latch on them more than the others.

For our readers who are soon going to go on camping trips, we present to you a few natural ways to keep mosquitoes away.

Natural plants

While there are many chemical Mosquito repellents, there are still some natural plants that work as good as these artificial repellents. The not only repel the mosquitoes away from your house but also add to the beauty of your garden. Planting a few of them not only keeps your safe from Mosquitoes but also your pets.

Some of the popular natural pants that are mosquito repellents as well are as follows.

  • Horsemint
  • Basil
  • Rosemary
  • Garlic
  • Catnip
  • Lavender
  • Citronella grass
  • Marigold

Lavender spray

There is nothing worse than Lavender that mosquitoes hate. If you have some lavender oil, you can make yourself a mosquito repellent spray at home or simply rub some over your body. It is better to use lavender oil than other mosquito repellent cream and spray as they can often cause skin irritations as well as allergies. Plus the smell of the lavender oil is far greater than those nasty smelling artificial sprays and creams.

Citronella candles

For those who are unable to keep mosquito repelling natural pants in their house or are simply allergic to them, they can still make use of the Citronella Candles. Citronella grass is a popular mosquito repellent with no possible side effects. Lighting a few of these citronella candles in your home can also make the air smell fresh as well as soothing.

Apple cider vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar has natural mosquito repellent properties. So if by any chance, you find your home to be infested with mosquitoes suddenly, then just make a mosquito repellent spray at home with ACV and some Citronella Oil. Spray the places where the mosquitoes normally gather and let them die out.

Soapy water

For those who often eat their dinners in the backyard of their house, they should always place a plate full of soapy water on the table.  You will notice that after a few minutes, mosquitoes will start gathering on this soapy plate and become trapped in the water.


Garlic also has natural mosquito repelling properties and thus makes it a great mosquito repellent. There is no need to eat garlic. Simply boil some of it in water and add it in a spray bottle. Spray this liquid in places where the mosquitoes normally gather.

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