How to Protect Your Backyard from Mosquitoes without Chemicals

Mosquitoes are the little blood sucking vampires that rise from death (reproduce actually) every summer with fatal air borne diseases. Mosquito preventive measures are not as easy as one may think. It requires a lot of time to inspect your house and adequately spray in rounds to keep the mosquito population at bay and avoid long-term effects.

While most individuals buy products from the retail store and spray certain areas of house premises only, mosquito population control doesn’t work that way. In order to eliminate the mosquito population and risk of air borne diseases, one should inspect and apply the strategy accordingly for adequate spraying.

When it comes to complete mosquito elimination in the active seasons you have only two choices including chemical mosquito treatment or organic mosquito treatment by the professionals.

In comparison between chemical and organic treatment, for long term effects most individuals opt for the chemical treatment that is highly harmful for the humans, animals, aquatic life, and environment.

Like many of us if you are uncomfortable with the continuous use of chemicals around your house, organic mosquito treatment is the most suitable choice.

Ingredients of Natural Mosquito Treatment:

Organic mosquito treatments are made from essential oils extracted from the naturally repellent plants and other natural/ ingredients. Several plant based insecticides are included in the mosquito spray products, some of the active ingredients include:

Peppermint Oil:

Peppermint oil is a super effective all natural insecticide that can defend you against several biting pests including mosquitoes and ants.

It is a mom staining active ingredient with a refreshing and pleasant aroma and it is ultra clean for the environment to use.

Lemon Eucalyptus Oil:

Lemon eucalyptus oil is known with several terms such as lemongrass oil, citronella oil and cedar oil.  The main component in these is the citronella’s effectiveness. The effectiveness of citronella depends on the quantity included in the spray compared to the quantity mixed with the candle wax. A fair quantity of citronella is as effective on mosquitoes as cinnamon is in repelling ants.

Garlic Juice:

It may sound like a household recipe, but several professionals are often using garlic juice to concentrate with water to spray on the surface of landscapes and plant surfaces such as wood decking, mulch, grass, and trees among other living organism surfaces. Garlic juice is not only highly affected as a mosquito repellent for about unto three weeks but also protects your fences from zesting and discoloring.

Cedar Oil:

Cedar oil is derived from the foliage, woods and roots of several conifer types belonging to the family of pine and cypress botanical families.

2-Phenethyl Propionate:

2-Phenethyl Propionate is known as the ester (a chemical compound derived from the organic/ inorganic substance) of phenethyl alcohol and propionic acid. It is derived from food sources such as guava and peanuts. The substance has antifungal properties which acts as a pesticide.

Ethyl Lactate:

Ethyl Lactate is the ester lactic acid ethyl and is found in small quantities in several types of foods, making it green solvent. The substance is easily biodegradable.

The mentioned ingredients are also often used for DIY repellents and provided effective results when combined as a solution.

What Are The Alternatives Of Mosquito Elimination?

Organic mosquito treatments are only affected up to four weeks and require another round of spray to keep your backyard safe throughout November to April. However, if you desire another layer of natural protection, your best bet is planting mosquito repellent plants in your backyard.

Lavender:

Lavender as a plant has several anti-stress properties and has been widely used in essential oils and candles.

Lavender once established is a tough and drought resistant plant with lovely fragrance. As much as humans are mesmerized with the lavender scent, mosquitoes totally hate it. Studies suggest that it hinders a mosquito’ ability to smell and hence works as a repellent.

Citronella Grass:

Experts recommend to plant lemon scented plants around your patio and inside your house as a preventative measure to deter the mosquitoes. As mentioned above citronella/ lemongrass oil is also used in the Organic Mosquito Treatment CT.

These are extremely low maintenance and thrive best in the big pots/ planters during the warmer climate. Additionally, a citronella living plant is as effective as a spray.

The true/ original varieties include Cybopogon nardus and Citronella winterianus.

Catnip:

Catnip belongs to the mint family and is commonly planted in commercial areas and is grown abundantly as weed. Catnip or catmint can thrive almost everywhere but also sometimes invade other areas of the garden. Anyhow, catnip or catmint are great mosquito repellents and is found to be ten times more effective than DEET. These are just few example of effective mosquito repellent natural plants that you can combine with the organic mosquito treatment by the professionals to eliminate any risks of diseases as well as long term physical effects.

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