Protect Yourself From Mosquitoes with These DIY Methods

Mosquitoes are definitely going to get the best of you this summer if you don’t take every preventative measure possible. There are a number of do-it-yourself options you can consider to make sure that you aren’t eaten alive by these little pests. It is probably going to be really difficult to enjoy your summer post-pandemic when you are worried about mosquitoes left and right.

Follow along to see what Okeena Pest Control recommends for DIY mosquito control:peppermint oil

Essential Oils Are Healing and Preventative

People have been using essential oils since the 1940s as preventative and curative medicine, so it is not surprising that they are now being used to ward off mosquitoes. Although they started off as aromatherapy, they quickly developed into a variety of other uses like pest repellant and control. Some specific oils that you should keep an eye out for when thinking about mosquito control are clove, cedar oil, lavender, lemongrass, eucalyptus, neem, peppermint, and thyme. Another really popular one to use is the Tea Tree.

How you choose to utilize these oils is up to you. Wear them around your wrists to neck on jewelry so it can emit the smell and act as repellant all day. You could add some of these oils to your hair products to keep them far away for a longer period of time.

Surround Yourself With Fire

We obviously don’t mean you should build yourself a shelter from fire, but fire and smoke work really well to ward off mosquitoes and other flying pests. The best way you can do this is by bonfires and tiki torches.

When the bonfire pit is involved it provides a lot of options for when it comes to entertaining people. But if you aren’t interested in centering your party around a fire, you can still use it to ward off mosquitoes by placing them strategically placed around your yard.

Back To The Essentials

You can take those essential oils we talked about earlier to make your at-home bug spray. The way you do this is pretty simple. Take a good serving of the herbs you choose and boil them in water. Once it reaches the boiling point, let it simmer for a while – at least one full hour. Pro-tip: this will make your house smell amazing! After that’s done, you can allow the water to cool at room temperature or in the refrigerator. Once cooled, just put it into a spray bottle and use as much as you need!

Okeena Pest Control’s Approach To Mosquito Control

Tackling Mosquitoes With Okeena Pest Control 

We are focused on keeping you safe from mosquitoes because of the nasty diseases that they carry like Yellow Fever, Malaria, Dengue Fever, and West Nile Virus. After keeping yourself safe from COVID-19, you won’t want to risk getting one of these other ones. We have an acronym that builds the perfect protection for mosquitoes:standing water in a barrel

  • S – Shelters. Treating mosquito shelters with an organic compound makes them less desirable.
  • W – Water. Ensuring permanent water structures are treated with microbial larvicide to disrupt reproduction.
  • A – Adult. Eliminate adult mosquitoes with ULV.
  • T – Trained. The technicians we employ are always trained and safe.

Let The Team At Okeena Pest Control Conquer Your Mosquito Problem!

It is important to take wasp control and prevention seriously in order to protect the people around you, especially those with allergies. Our team has the education, knowledge, and experience to provide our customers in the Dyersburg, TN, and Jackson, TN areas with the best protection against wasps that we can.

Check out everything we have to offer regarding wasp protection here. In addition to that, Okeena Pest Control offers three other pest control packages. Our customers can choose between different packages for pest control to ensure you are getting exactly what you need when it comes to staying safe and protecting your family.

Are you ready to protect yourself against wasps? You can give us a call at 731-285-4982. Or, if you prefer to do things online, you can fill out our online form here.

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