Homemade Mosquito Repellent
Swarms of Mosquitoes on my patio led me to an old home remedy - Did you know that chopped up garlic makes mosquitoes disappear? I buy minced, dried garlic at local Fiesta grocery stores and sprinkle it around on my patio. I have to stand back as I am using it - mosquitoes will literally swarm out of your plants and bushes to get away from the smell. Works like a charm!! Going to try this next year.
Mosquito trap - No more mosquitos!! Cut the top off a 2 liter bottle. Invert the cone and place it inside the straight part of the bottle. Glue the two pieces together. Add 1 tsp yeast and 1/2 cup sugar to some luke warm water, and pour the mixture into the bottle. Mosquitoes are attracted to the carbon dioxide that you exhale. The yeast feeds off the sugar and emits the same gas, so the mosquito enters the bottle, thinking she will find food there.
Homemade Mosquito Repellent - This super easy recipe is non-toxic and it works
Homemade Mosquito Repellant: 15 drops of Lavender Essential Oil, 10 drop of Citronella essential oil, 3 – 4 Tbsp Homemade Vanilla Extract, 4-5 Tbsp. Lemon Juice or 5-10 drops of Lemon Essential Oil. Instructions Mix all of the above ingredients in a spray bottle and fill the rest up with water (or a mix of water and vodka, or a mix of water and witch hazel).
Recycled 2-liter mosquito trap! cut of the top and glue or tape the pieces together, then fill with 1 cup water mixed w/ half packet of yeast and 1/2 cup sugar. Mosquitos are drawn to the CO2 we exhale, and since yeast produces CO2 they will go right for it and not be able to escape. GENIUS!! Plus, you could decorate or theme these to match your next outdoor party... :-)