Homemade Mosquito Repellents That Work

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Mosquitoes are among the most dangerous creatures, given the number of deadly diseases they carry. One way to get rid of them is to get the assistance of mosquito control in Macon services. Another way is to invest in mosquito repellent sprays and creams.

However, not only do they take a sum out of your pocket every month, but they also contain chemicals to which you might not want to expose yourself or your family.

The simple solution is to make mosquito repellents at home with natural ingredients.

DIY Mosquito Repellents That Are Effective

You can make mosquito repellents at home from products lying around in your house or kitchen. Here are some homemade DIY mosquito repellents which have stood the test of time.

1.    Neem and Coconut Oil

Neem has numerous antibacterial healing properties, and it also keeps mosquitoes at bay. You can use coconut oil as a base for the mix and apply it to your skin. Mix around 10-15 drops of neem oil with 2-3 oz of coconut oil to make a solution that will last you for a month or two at least.

2.    Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil has a strong aroma, which helps keep mosquitoes and other bugs away from your body. You can mix 8-10 drops of tea tree oil with 4 oz of coconut or olive oil as a base and apply it to the skin. This solution, with its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, will also help soothe mosquito bites and rashes.

3.    Baking Soda and Vinegar

This one is not for the application but to trap mosquitoes. Cut a plastic bottle in half and pour the baking soda. Place the top half in a funnel-like manner on top of the bottom half. Slowly pour in the vinegar. Now place the mixture at the corners of your house, which are overrun by mosquitoes and other bugs. The solution will trap and kill them instantly.

Hope these easy DIY methods will help you get rid of mosquitoes at your home!