Dealing with mosquitos the natural way

Dealing with mosquitos the natural way

Mosquitos are our national bird I think sometimes – their population seems larger than our human one

By K.A.Pendergast

Mosquitos are our national bird, I think sometimes – their population seems larger than our human one.

They drive us crazy with that little sting and then the itching is the worst!

We all look for ways to keep the nasty pests away. Here are a few more for you!

If you like growing a few plants near your place some good ones are catnip (only if you don’t have too many cats nearby or they may hang around), citrosum a – perennial also called the mosquito plant, sage, basil, peppermint, and oil of lemon eucalyptus.

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I personally swear by lemon grass in a few large pots near my doorways to keep them away.

We all like to find and use natural ways whenever possible.

Some say that drinking apple cider vinegar is an effective mosquito repellent. I tend to take apple cider vinegar pills found in gel capsules since the actual drinking of it is, well, yucky!

Capsules are a good way to get it and, in any event, it is great for the digestion and health.

I think that all of these ideas have some merit. Using a variety helps and, if it works, then why not, right? Good luck and feel free to use them all if you like!



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The mosquito should be Canada’s national bird, says Kim Pendergast. Photo by Alvesgaspar - Wikimedia Commons

The mosquito should be Canada’s national bird, says Kim Pendergast. Photo by Alvesgaspar - Wikimedia Commons