Homemade Natural Mosquito Spray. Here’s what you’ll need: essential oils (citronella and lemongrass are must-haves) I also like lavender & peppermint, & you could use tea tree oil or geranium oil for tick protection), 14 oz. bottle of witch hazel (available in grocery stores & pharmacies), a spray bottle, a jar for mixing, and a funnel.
Awesome mosquito repellent: 1 cup lemon scented ammonia, one cup lemon dish soap, mix in a sprayer you can attach to your hose (I reused an old bottle of lawn fertilizer) and spray your lawn - I did this last year and it worked, I think this year I may do it twice
Insect Repellent: 1 pint distilled white vinegar, 1 pint water, 25 drops of tea tree oil, 25 drops of lavender essential oil Shake well and put in a spray bottle. Use every 3 -4 hours when outside during tick season.
Mosquito Spray...I was at a deck party awhile back, and the bugs were having a ball biting everyone. A man at the party sprayed the lawn and deck floor with Listerine, and the little demons disappeared. The next year I filled a 4-ounce spray bottle and used it around my seat whenever I saw mosquitoes. And voila! That worked as well...worth a try...
Pinner said; Cucumber Slices At picnics or BBQs, slice cucumber slices and lay them around. It keeps bees away. Learned this at the maple syrup booth at our state fair, no bees around. It was really amazing.