That first hot and humid day summer feeling is one that is understood by us all here in Massachusetts. The summertime brings so many enjoyable things that the winter keeps from us. Imagine all of the fun you’re going to have this summer biking with your significant other, taking your kids to the park, grabbing drinks on a patio with a friend, or going to that late-night bonfire everyone is going to be at.
Unfortunately, with all of the countless summer events spent outdoors come pests – especially mosquitoes. This is where the Sea of Green experts will teach you all about the Do-It-Yourself ways that we have discovered to keep yourself bite-free this summer. You will be able to go out and about your day without worrying if you are going to be a mosquito’s dinner!
Start With The Essentials – Oils
You will eventually run into those people who think essential oils are the end-all-be-all when it comes to natural remedies. Some claim it heals anything you can think of. While here at Sea of Green, we’re not sure essential oils are going to help with a broken bone, but we’re pretty confident in aromas that repel insects like mosquitoes. For years, dating back to the 1940s, people have been using various oils to protect themselves from bites and nasty mosquito diseases.
We’ve compiled a list of oils that you can count on to work against mosquitoes.
- Cedar oil
- Tea Tree
How you choose to use these oils is up to you. You can wear a bracelet that contains some of the oils all summer, you can add some of the oils to your hair product, you can place a few essential oil diffusers around your home while you sit outside, or you can mix them into a spray bottle with some water and use it as a natural mosquito repellant.
Use Fire To Your Advantage
Any type of smoke is going to make mosquitoes run in the other direction. This means you should definitely invest in a bonfire pit! Not only will the smoke from the pit keep mosquitoes away from where you are sitting, but you will be able to host people at your home more often now that you have something to entertain them with.
Additionally, if bonfire nights and excessive smoke aren’t your thing, you can choose to buy some tiki torches and place them strategically around your yard, or wherever you are sitting, to keep them away from your area. The advantage to the tiki torch method is that you won’t necessarily smell like smoke and the whole night doesn’t have to be centered around a fire. This gives you a little more freedom to choose which kind of night you are going to be hosting.
Homemade Can Really Do The Trick
A homemade herb repellant can do wonders for your needs when it comes to keeping mosquitoes away. A few herbs that you can always rely on are:
- Witch Hazel
To create this concoction, you will want to take dried herbs, whichever you choose from the list above, and boil them into water. Alternatively, you can head out to your garden if it is available and choose fresh herbs from there as well. Once boiled for at least an hour, you let the water cool off a bit and grab a spray bottle that you can get at any dollar store. Add the cool water to the bottle and you’ve made your own homemade bug spray!
Looking for Extra Protection from Sea of Green This Summer?
You have come to the right place. Sea of Green Lawn Care is here for your pest and insect control needs! That starts with the most annoying of them all – mosquitoes.
We offer perimeter pest control and a tick and mosquito control service for Newburyport and the surrounding area. We’re pleased to use mostly organic products for our tick program, so your yard is not exposed to strong chemicals.
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