Natural Organic Mosquito Repellent

Organic mosquito repellents come in different flavors. The most common is a blend of lemon and garlic. While there are ready-made organic repellents available for purchase, it’s also possible to mix your own home made version of these products.

In addition to repellents that are sprayed or rubbed on the skin, there are plants that repel mosquitoes. A combination of sprays and thoughtful gardening can make a potent strategy to rid the backyard of mosquitoes.

Organic mosquito repellent: mosquitobarrier

Mosquitoes are very sensitive to the smell of garlic because it is toxic to them. Mosquito Barrier is an organic mosquito repellent that comes in a very high concentration of garlic.

The company uses their own garlic that they refer to as super garlic. One application will protect your yard from mosquitoes up to one month.

Planet Natural: planetnatural

The organic mosquito repellent from Planet Natural is permethrin-free. Permethrin is a nasty chemical that can cause tremors, loss of balance and if that’s not enough, it can make you less than smart.

The effects are usually worse on children. The gallon of spray is easy to use and apply. Attach your garden hose to the gallon jug and spray on grass and around the area you want to protect. The repellent should be reapplied to the lawn every 7-10 days.

Topical organic mosquito spray

Bug Joose is an organic spray that is made up of plant oils that are known to repel mosquitos. Most of the organic mosquito repellents will come with some form of lemon grass or citronella extract and this spray is no different.

It also has a blend of cedarwood, lavender, rosemary, eucalyptus and pine. Since this product comes in a pump spray bottle, you don’t have to worry about any gasses from a pressurized spray can

More organic mosquito repellent ideas:

  • Plant clumps of lemon grass around your patio area.
  • Hang a bat house. Bats love to eat mosquitoes. If you have kids, they will watch for hours as the bats swoop and swirl around the mosquitoes.
  • Keep the grass cut short.
  • Eliminate standing water as much as possible.

Mosquito control takes more than one approach. If you want to enjoy your backyard this summer, spray it down with the organic repellents and get some for yourself.

When you spray the yard, be sure to apply liberally around the seating or bar-b-que areas.

(Stefan and Summer)