Saturday, 06 June 2020
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
 
MSC News National Headlines U.S Health Tech Talk World Business Sports Top Headlines
Keeping mosquitoes at bay
07/10/2019
 

Nothing can ruin a fun, summer evening outdoors quite like mosquitoes! Here's some simple ways to keep the pests at bay.

SCREENS

Screens are your best line of defense against mosquitoes! Consider screening in your porch if you haven't already, and, if you already have screens, check the seals around the edges and patch any tears as needed.

KEEP YOUR YARD MAINTAINED

Mosquitoes favor cooler spots in the shade, so make sure to keep high grass and brush under control. Also, letting in more sun helps dry up any wet spots that could lead to a potential mosquito breeding ground.

USE FANS OUTSIDE

Tests show using a fan outside can reduce mosquito landings by more than 50 percent for people sitting nearby. Not only does a fan make it harder for mosquitoes to land, it also helps disperse carbon dioxide we breath, which makes it harder for mosquitoes to find you!

PLANT PLANTS

The easiest way to get rid of mosquitoes is to mask your scent, so consider planting certain plants in your yard. Crushing up peppermint will repel mosquitoes and applying it to water can kill the larva of certain species. Lemon balm and lavender will also help keep mosquitoes away.

UTILIZE OTHER SCENTS

Make sure to keep sage and rosemary handy every time you're around the fire pit - the smell of burning sage and rosemary drives mosquitoes crazy and will drive them away. Also, making a vanilla spray can help keep the mosquitoes away. Just add two teaspoons of pure vanilla extract into one cup of water and spray yourself with the concoction.

TAKE VITAMIN B

A study suggested upping your vitamin B intake could help keep mosquitoes away. The idea is that by taking more vitamin B, your body will sweat out the excess through your skin, producing an odor that female mosquitoes hate!

You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
Two arrested in theft of trailer
Thursday crash leaves one dead
$40,000 mower stolen in Brown Co
Horton teen arrested in car theft
Seneca hospital employees test positive for virus
NW MO Sheriff killed in crash
Local residents: Black Lives Matter in NE KS
CMC patient tests positive for COVID-19
Atchison Co confirms new virus case
Two teens struck by vehicle near Faucett
Hiawatha man waives extradition
PBPN confirms first virus case
Jackson Co virus cases reach 100
Hiawatha Fire Chief appointment discussed
COVID-19 restrictions lifted in Nemaha Co
Hiawatha joins nationwide call for racial justice
Dawson man facing multiple charges following arrest
Seneca Aquatic Center to open for season
Horton Aquatic Park to remain closed
Benedictine College unveils fall plans

Click Here For All Stories


LATEST STORIES
4 new virus cases in local SE Neb counties
Hiawatha Police getting new radar units
Local health care services return to Horton
CMC patient tests positive for COVID-19
Hiawatha joins nationwide call for racial justice
Mound City graduation to be held June 7
Grants available for Doniphan Co businesses
Richardson Co approves sale of surplus guns
Nemaha NRD parks open facilities
Pawnee County Courthouse opens to public
Click Here For All Stories

©2020 MSC News
Hiawatha, Ks 66434
EEO Public Report
KNZA - KLZA - KMZA - KTNC - KAIR
Powered by Radio Media Group
172.69.63.109