Mosquitos. They are obnoxious insects that can keep you from enjoying the outdoors. Take back your garden and patio with these options from English Gardens that repel mosquitoes.
Citronella is a great way to repel mosquitoes naturally. Decorate your patio and garden area with candles, torches and even the actual plant to keep these pests away.
Some other plants that naturally deter mosquitos are:
- mint – the sweet smell is revolting to bugs,
- marigolds-these flowers look great chasing off all types of bugs,
- rosemary – with a simple rub of its oil in your skin, bugs will stay away.
- lemon grass – the fragrance is appealing to us, but bugs disagree.
Also consider Mosquito Barrier, which is made from 100% garlic oil. One application will protect your yard up to 6 weeks and your lawn up to 2 weeks. Use it on ANYTHING GREEN, including your vegetable garden, where it also acts as a general insect repellent. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Spray at dusk when the plants pore are open for longer lasting protection.
For protection on the go for the entire family, use a personal spray such as “OFF” repellents.
English Gardens also carries foggers, granular, and other sprays to protect the entire backyard. Mosquito Bits is a granular to sprinkle in your flower gardens to kill the larvae before they grow up to bite you. Bonide’s Mosquito Beater comes in a fogger to cover your yard for hours of protection or a sprayer for up to 2 weeks of mosquito-free enjoyment.
Have a pond or fountain in your backyard? Try Mosquito Dunks. Mosquitos are attracting to standing water, but place a mosquito dunk in your fountain or pond, and say “bye bye” to those pesky insects.
The Heavy “Mechanical” Artillery
Feel the need to add extra insurance? Bring out the mechanical artillery. For personal use, OFF brand has a clip-on mosquito repellent. Just clip it on to your belt loop for up to 12 hours of head-to-toe protection.
Off Brand will also ensure the safety of your entire patio with decorative OFF Powerpad Lamps or Mosquito Coils. They’re simple to use and will ward off pests up to 4 hours.
Prevent! Prevent! Prevent!
Mosquitos are attracted to water and bright lights. For extra protection from mosquitos, try these tips:
- Eliminate or reduce the amount of standing water, where mosquitoes breed
- Replace white light bulbs with yellow ones
- Use light bulbs with lower wattage
- Turn off unnecessary lights
Don’t let mosquitos keep you indoors. Protect yourself and your yard from those flying nuisances. Visit English Gardens store for your preferred protection today!