7 Ways to Prevent Mosquito Bites

Summer is here. But it’s hard to enjoy your backyard when you’re busy slapping your arms and legs as the mosquitoes bite you.

Take back your yard. Here are the seven best ways to prevent mosquitoes from biting you.

7 – Stay indoors at dusk and dawn

That’s when the mosquitoes are going to be out looking for that blood meal which
is you and your family.

6 – Don’t be bold type O negative

Yes, mosquitoes will eat any blood type (A+, A-, B+, B-, AB+, AB-, O+), but research shows that they prefer O-.

5 – Wear a mosquito repellant

There are a ton of natural options out there, but the best and most effective is going to have DEET in it.

4 – Head to the beach

Mosquitoes don’t like the wind. You can also install fans on your decks, porches, and patios, too. Move that air around to prevent mosquitoes.

3 – Remove stand water from your property.

Mosquitoes breed in pools of stagnant water.

Think outside the box and take a walk around the property. Make sure your gutters aren’t clogged. Turn over kiddie pools, buckets, and old tires.

2 – Use the in2Care Mosquito Bucket System

This will allow you to reduce the population of mosquitoes by thousands on your property without even doing anything else.

1 – Call a Pest Professional Company for a Barrier Treatment

Call a local mosquito control company to spray the perimeter of your yard.

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Bonus Blog Article

Plants that keep bees and wasps away [Updated]

A healthy ecosystem has bees. There’s no way around that. Wasps are also beneficial. They eat many pests that munch on our crops. They are certainly a better option than pesticides. 

However, we don’t want them on our porch during a nice summer BBQ, or by the pool when our kids are swimming. What can we do? Call a pest control company? Or start with things that YOU can do?

Let’s start by looking at our landscaping. Let’s remove flowers from the places we like to hang out.

Now, let’s add some green plants into the mix. Let’s make sure they are strong-smelling herbs. Buy plenty. Use porch planters and pots. But, which ones should you buy?

4 plants and bushes that keep bees and wasps away

These all can be found at nurseries here in Southern New England.

1. Spearmint

Gardeners often grow it in pots or planters due to its invasive, spreading rhizomes. The plant prefers partial shade, but can flourish in full sun to mostly shade.

2. Thyme

Thyme is best cultivated in a hot, sunny location with well-drained soil. It is generally planted in the spring and thereafter grows as a perennial.

3. Eucalyptus

Although this is usually a tree, there are many varieties of Eucalyptus bushes that you can plant in your yard.

Don’t forget to keep all food sources inside, and keep your garbage cans sealed. If you must put out food, include some plates of sliced cucumbers. The vegetable has an acid property that wasps and bees don’t like.

4. Lemongrass (Cymbopogon)

A new addition to the list. This native plant is from Asia. It will survive seasons in the south and works wonders. This plant loves full sun.

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