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Does Citronella Repel Mosquitoes?

By: Sprinkler Magician, On: July 1, 2021

Besides regular mosquito repellent spray and DEET, citronella is often touted as the next best mosquito repellent. But does citronella repel mosquitoes? We did the research so we can bring you information on the most effective, natural mosquito repellents. Learn more about whether or not citronella repels mosquitoes here! Do Citronella Plants Repel Mosquitoes? In certain forms, yes, citronella can repel mosquitoes to some degree. However, Citronella doesn't repel mosquitoes as effectively as you might … continue reading.

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Does Lavender Repel Mosquitoes?

By: Sprinkler Magician, On: July 1, 2021

If you've learned about natural ways to repel mosquitoes, you've probably seen that certain plants and essential oils can be effective. That said, not every plant or essential oil actually works. We're here to break down the most popular (and scientifically proven!) plants that repel mosquitoes. Our focus today? Lavender. Learn more about whether or not lavender repels mosquitoes here! Does Lavender Repel Mosquitoes? The short answer? Yes! Lavender is highly effective at repelling mosquitoes. … continue reading.

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How to Get Rid of Ticks in Your Yard Naturally

By: Sprinkler Magician, On: June 2, 2021

Ticks are hard to spot and they aren't always easy to get rid of. They post a threat to both you and your pets, so it's important to keep your yard free of ticks. Tick bites can transmit bacteria that cause Lyme disease, babesiosis, and ehrlichiosis. Tick bites can also cause headaches, nausea, and high fevers. Ticks usually live outside in trees, grass, and most places in your backyard. Instead of treating your yard with … continue reading.

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Mosquito Proof Clothing: How to Stay Safe This Summer

By: Sprinkler Magician, On: June 2, 2021

The summer months are supposed to be spent outside enjoying picnics, beach days, and camping trips. Unfortunately, it's also prime time for the world’s deadliest insect -- the mosquito. Mosquitoes kill on average one million people every year worldwide. So how do you stay safe from mosquitoes? One of the most effective ways to protect yourself from mosquitoes is mosquito proof clothing. You can either purchase premade clothes or treat them yourself. Here's how mosquito … continue reading.

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The Mosquito Life Cycle & How to Kill Them at Each Stage

By: Sprinkler Magician, On: May 3, 2021

To get rid of mosquitoes for good, it's important to understand the entire life cycle of a mosquito so you're aware of the different ways they can pose a threat. The mosquito has constantly been referred to as the world's deadliest animal because of its ability to spread disease, so how do you get rid of them? Here's what you need to know about the life cycle of a mosquito and how to eliminate them … continue reading.

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What Do Mosquitoes Look Like?

By: Sprinkler Magician, On: May 2, 2021

When was the last time you took a close look at a mosquito instead of immediately swatting it? Most people have never attempted to examine mosquitoes to see exactly what they look like. If you were to study the aesthetics of mosquitoes, you would find significant differences between them. So, what do mosquitoes look like? There are more than 3,000 different types of documented mosquito species. About 150 mosquito species live in the United States. … continue reading.

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What Plants Repel Mosquitoes? Here Are Our Top 10

By: Sprinkler Magician, On: March 31, 2021

Every year the thought of warm weather brings joy around the country; it’s the perfect time for backyard grilling, pool parties, and family vacations to amusement parks.  While enjoying summer and spending time with your family it is also important to remember that one of the world’s deadliest insects, the mosquito, is also coming out of the shadows and they're looking for blood. Nearly 700 million people contract diseases related to mosquito bites every year. … continue reading.

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Here’s How to Naturally Kill Mosquitoes in Standing Water

By: Mark Lukes, On: March 4, 2021

Mosquitoes are nothing but a nuisance. That said, it's still important to take care of your mosquito problems naturally, without the use of toxic chemicals. Getting rid of adult mosquitoes is one thing, but it's almost more important to stop mosquitoes from breeding in the first place. Getting rid of mosquitoes means killing them at their breeding source — standing water. Here's how to kill mosquitoes in standing water. Why Are Mosquitoes Attracted to Standing … continue reading.

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How to Kill Mosquito Larvae: 6 Natural Methods to Try

By: Mark Lukes, On: March 4, 2021

When you think of treating your yard for mosquitoes, you probably only picture the fully-grown, adult pests. While there are effective treatments to repel adult mosquitoes, it's important to stop them at their source -- we're talking about getting rid of mosquito larvae. This ensures you can stop the flying, biting, and itching before it starts. Here's how to kill mosquito larvae using only natural, effective methods. What is Mosquito Larvae? A mosquito’s life cycle … continue reading.

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How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes in Your House

By: Mark Lukes, On: December 31, 2020

Mosquitoes are no joke. These biting pests can quickly become an infestation if they aren't properly managed.  Naturally getting rid of mosquitoes outside is important, but you also need to keep them out of your house.  Here are nine ways to get rid of mosquitoes in your house without using toxic insect repellents!  Fix Broken Screens on Windows and Doors The first step to getting rid of mosquitoes in your house is making sure they … continue reading.

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