Try a Natural Mosquito Repellent
Mosquitoes have been really horrendous this year in our next of the woods in Walkerton, Ontario Canada. It’s not an isolated problem. It’s believed due to the extreme weather and delayed spring, the mosquito population is up.
The enjoyment of our backyard involves tons and tons of mosquitoes waiting to feast. In fact, Diva Dan being the gardener of the house looks like he’s got a severe case of the measles. I think he may be partially or is allergic to mosquitoes.
While we can spray the house all we want with insecticides, just walking in and out of the house during an evening supper barbecue is a chore to keep the misquotes outside. It’s a battle we are loosing. There has to be a natural way to repel these blood thirsty avengers.
Daniel found a mosquito repellent recipe online that involves only two ingredients.
- Slice a lime in half.
- Using clove spice, push the cloves into the lime.
- Leave on a plate to where you want to avoid the mosquitoes. Works indoors and/or outdoors.
We’ve been using it for 3 days so far and it seems to be working. We are not waking up with mosquito bites from the night before. We have them on our night stands. While working during the day, we each have one on our desks.
It apparently repels mosquitoes for up to 10 feet. For our home, this is a better option than polluting our skin with deet and/or spraying the air with insecticides. Diva Dan has asthma that we cannot spray anything and using smelly cleaning chemicals are a disaster for an asthma attack.
Have you tried this recipe? Let me know your thoughts below.