6 Natural Ways to Get Rid of Mosquitoes Outdoors

You want to enjoy being in the backyard in peace but the mosquitoes keep buzzing around you. Here are six home remedies you can use to get rid of mosquitoes outdoors.

How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes

Outdoor Mosquito Control

1. Set Up an Outdoor Oscillating Fan
Mosquitoes doesn’t deal with the wind very well. Set up an oscillating fan and point it in the direction of where you will be outdoors. You can also set up a mosquito fan trap by attaching a window screen to the fan. There are many YouTube videos to show how you can set one up.

2. Create a Sugar Mixture Trap
Cut the upper portion of a two-liter plastic bottle then fit the inverted top into the lower portion of the bottle. Seal these two pieces together with tape. Next, mix a cup of sugar with a cup of hot water. Make sure the sugar dissolves. Once the sugar solution has cooled down, add two additional cups of water and one tablespoon of dry yeast. Pour the final mixture into the bottle and place it outside so the trap can work its magic.

3. Get a Bug Zapping Device
These electronic devices will attract mosquitoes via UV light and kill them once they come into contact with the electrified grid. Place the device in an isolated area of the backyard.

Thermacell Mosquito Repellent

4. Get a Portable ThermaCELL
If you need something to protect you from mosquitoes while you are camping or away from home then get a ThermaCELL device. You just need to pop in a fuel cartridge to start repelling mosquitoes.

5. Attract Natural Predators
It never hurts to welcome birds and other natural predators that’ll feed on the mosquito population. The Purple Martin is one species of bird that’s known as a natural mosquito predator. You can set up birdbaths and feeders to attract these birds species to your backyard.

6. Grow Pest-Repelling Plants
A long-term view to getting rid of mosquitoes is to grow pest-repelling plants like lemongrass and marigolds. Grow these plants along the perimeter of the backyard.

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Last Modified on February 4, 2018 -