Make The Backyard A Mosquito’s Worst Nightmare, Repel Them More Naturally

Mosquitoes are a nightmare this year in many parts of the U.S., and many are wondering how they will ever reclaim their backyards and successfully repel the thirsty bloodsuckers. Spraying with toxic chemicals is always an option, but more Americans than ever are searching for more natural mosquito repellents for their backyards.

Thankfully, there are safer options out there. Of course, almost everyone knows that standing water is like a mosquito fertility clinic in the backyard. So, get rid of that. If you can’t eliminate standing water, Mosquito Bits and Mosquito Dunks can make sure none of their young make it out of their breeding ground alive. Mosquito Dunks and Mosquito Bits are made from bacteria that should be naturally occurring in the soil called Bacillus thuringiensis strain israelensi, or Bti. Bti, found in the Bits and Dunks by Summit only affects mosquitoes and black flies. Bti gets the buggers when they are babies and is very specific. It won’t kill caterpillars or any other bugs that you actually may want around your yard. The Dunks work longer, but the Bits work faster, according to a review on BugOfff. Neither will harm pets, people or wildlife other than black flies and mosquitoes. Unfortunately, that means it also won’t help with ticks in the grasses near wetlands, but check out what amazing animal can decimate upwards of 5,500 ticks each week.

Next, mosquitoes can’t stand when a yard has been treated with Mosquito Barrier. A gallon lasts a long time and will drive the pests out of your yard. You wouldn’t deliberately set up camp in an area that smells repulsive to you and neither will mosquitoes. Mosquito Barrier is made from garlic oil. You won’t be able to smell it, except when you first spray it, but mosquitoes (and fleas and ticks) will be able to smell it for quite some time and will move on down the road.