Spring is here, and so are the mosquitoes. And they are only going to get more invasive as we approach Summer. Don't let pesky mosquitoes cut your Spring and Summer nights short, or ruin your enjoyment of watching your kids play ball. Here are a couple of ways to get rid of mosquitos, some of which you can even take on the go, that will keep you close to bug-free.
Mosquito Repelling Gadgets
Electric insect killers come in all shapes and sizes nowadays, and are widely available online. You are probably familiar with the lamps electric lamps that mosquitoes fly into before meeting their zappy demise. While these still exist, a new gadget that uses heat, carbon dioxide, and a vacuum to suck mosquitoes out of the air is a cool new alternative.
When buying mosquito gadgets, you will want to make sure that you are buying a gadget that covers a reasonable radius. If your backyard is an entire acre, you can't expect one insect lamp to cover the entire yard.
Mosquito Repelling Plants
Another way to curb your mosquito problem is by planting mosquito repelling plants. There are certain plants that occur naturally in nature that mosquitos just flat out do not like. Any of the following plants should keep your mosquito problems at bay.
If you don't want to spend a lot of money on a fancy mosquito gadget, or go through all of the work of planting a new landscape, there are a couple of alternatives:
Citronella Candles - Citronella candles are pretty easy to find, and do a pretty good job of keeping mosquitoes away. They only work for a few feet surrounding the candle, so you may need to buy more than one.
Mosquito Repelling Bracelets and Necklaces - Mosquito repelling bracelets work decently well, and travel with you wherever they go. They are readily available at grocery and convenience stores. They lose potency over time though, so make sure you have a couple backups.
Dryer Sheets - These you might even have in your home already. Stuff a couple dryer sheets in your pants pockets, and maybe even your shirt pocket if you have one. These should keep the little bloodsuckers at bay, at least for a little while.