7 Ways to Keep the Mosquitoes Away this Summer

7 Ways to Keep the Mosquitoes Away this Summer

The good ol' summer months; it's that time of the year to enjoy fun outdoor activities like barbecuing, taking a dip in the pool, catching fireflies in the evening, and also doing some gardening.  However, there is something during these hot months that I do not like, mosquitoes!

I don't know what it is, but mosquitoes love to make me their feast!  I step outside without skin protection, and instantly mosquitoes tear my butt up!  Itchy bumps everywhere that last over a week, making me miserable.  I get to the point that I stay indoors to avoid the bites.

What should be on the menu for summer barbecues is burgers, not me as a meal!

Orkin shared with me tips to keep mosquitoes away from backyards and people this summer, here are 7 Ways to Keep Mosquitoes Away this Summer:

1. Grow Mosquito-Repelling Plants- Smells that are refreshing to you are repugnant to mosquitoes.  Crush up the leaves of mint, marigold, catnip, citronella, and lavender to keep those bloodsuckers away!

2.  Weed Wack- It may not be fun, but it'll be worth it.  Mosquitoes love to hang out in overabundant vegetation.  So, make sure to keep your lawn cut.  Plus, you'll be closer to that Yard of the Year Award.

3. Smoke 'Em Out- Keep mosquitoes from getting up in your grill.  Throw some sage on the fire, and let those fumes send mosquitoes flying in the other direction.

4.  Wear Light Colors- Dress for success this summer.  Mosquitoes like dark colors, so break out those white (long-sleeved) tees.  Who wants to wear black in the summer anyway?

5. Use a Repellent- When outdoors, always apply an EPA-approved mosquito repellent containing DEET or picaridin directly to skin or clothing.

6. Go Fluorescent- Mosquitoes are attracted to incandescent light, so installing fluorescent lights will send them knocking on someone else's door.

7. Feel the Breeze- Installing an outdoor fan will do more than keep you cool this summer- it will also protect you from pests.  Mosquitoes are notoriously weak flyers.

Don't let mosquitoes suck the fun out of your summer!  Go to Orkin.com and get $50 off your mosquito treatment purchase by using promo code MOS50.

Do you have any other tips to keep the mosquitoes away?

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