It’s that time of year when you want to be outside, invite friends to hang out on the patio or have a nice barbeque. There’s nothing that can ruin a nice relaxing evening than flies and mosquitos.
You don’t need to spend a fortune controlling these pesky pests. We’ll show you how.
Flies are just downright gross. They land on your food and fly around annoying you and your guests. There are a few things they really hate though that can keep them away from your home. Flies can’t stand mint, cloves, bay leaves and eucalyptus leaves.
They have a keen sense of smell and know when these are in the area. You can use cheesecloth to make packets which you can place inconspicuously around your home – or even near your food serving area. Hang them indoors and window sills to keep them from entering your home and around your property to keep them out of the yard.
Cheap, easy and effective. You also won’t have the looming smell of bug spray around your food or in the air while trying to enjoy a nice night in the yard.
There’s nothing worse than constantly slapping yourself while you are trying to entertain or simply enjoy the outdoors. I hate nothing more than cooking and serving food feeling like my skin is coated in bug spray to keep them away. The best thing you can do to keep them away is to ensure you keep your property free of any stagnant water.
Don’t leave buckets, tires, toys or anything else outdoors that can collect water. This will cut down their reproduction rate drastically. When you are in the yard or cooking, simply throw some rosemary or sage straight into the fire or right onto the barbecue grill.
It will add a nice taste to your food, a lovely smell to the air – AND it will repel mosquitos from your yard. This is also a very economical approach to pest control that is all natural, extremely effective and actually quite enjoyable!
Between bug sprays for your body, citronella candles and everything else on the market that can cost you a fortune, both of these solutions are only a fraction of the cost. In fact, you can even grow these things right in your yard and pick them as needed.