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Good way to repeal Misquitos around the house/yard?

Our new complex seems to have a TON of mosquitoes. I have no idea where they are coming from as there isn't any water nearby(except the highly chlorinated pool). Perhaps the bushes are attracting them??

Anyways, does anyone know of a way to repeal the mosquitoes more so from the general area of my porches more so then just wearing bug repellent? Perhaps a homemade remedy? Or a good store bought one that actually works.

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Asked by tntmom1027 at 6:47 PM on Jul. 20, 2013 in Home & Garden

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  • A product called Mosquito Beater works great. There's also an organic product made from garlic that some people I know use and say they've had good results.


    Answer by RyansMom001 at 7:07 PM on Jul. 20, 2013

  • Certain plants repel mosquitos. Google it.
    We spray our yard. But we have a house.

    Answer by louise2 at 8:31 PM on Jul. 20, 2013

  • One of our members recommended filling a spray bottle with mouthwash & spritz yourself & the kids before you go outside. I tried it & so far it has worked great! The mosquito's also hang out in roof gutters that stay wet from dripping central A/C drains that release water into the gutters.


    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 9:39 PM on Jul. 20, 2013

  • I think you mean repel, not repeal. I wish mosquitoes could be repealed, too. *Smile.*

    Any standing water will be a breeding ground. Check your yard for spots that don't drain well, also for kids' toys that might hold water like buckets in the sandbox or wading pools. There are candles you can buy that are supposed to drive mosquitoes away from patios and the like.

    Answer by Ballad at 11:28 PM on Jul. 20, 2013

  • Citronella

    Answer by Dardenella at 12:26 AM on Jul. 21, 2013

  • Lemongrass.

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 1:43 AM on Jul. 21, 2013

  • Repelling COILS that burn for several hours.

    Answer by morebee7 at 4:50 AM on Jul. 21, 2013

  • We have a bug zapper with mosquito bait and it works great

    Answer by missanc at 11:55 AM on Jul. 21, 2013

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