GARLIC HAVE BEEN USED FOR MANY MANY YEARS
Garlic makes a powerful natural insect repellent. Garlic can be used to repel a variety of crawling and flying insects, including mosquitoes,” according to Patrick Parker , SavATree Plant Health Care Program Director. One treatment with garlic is effective for 2 weeks and can repel insects for up to one month.
How do you use garlic as mosquito repellent?
Mosquitos hate the stuff! Mince a few cloves of garlic and cover them with mineral oil. Allow them to sit and soak for 24 hours. After they are done soaking, remove the minced garlic chunks and mix the oil with 2 cups water and 1 tsp of fresh lemon juice.
What smells do mosquitoes hate?
Though lavender may be a favorite scent of many people, mosquitoes would disagree. They detest the pungent scent of the purple flower, and stay away at all costs. Like most of the plants on this list, lavender can be used by extracting the oils and applying to the skin directly or making a body spray.
Therefore when you make the garlic spray – you can lavender as the scent so that the smell of garlic won’t get to your nose.
It’s actually quite easy to do; garlic a bunch of garlics and smash them – include every part of the garlic and throw it into a hot water or you can grind it. then add whatever oil or scent that you like and you are good to go.
Mosquitoes are blood sucking parasites that turn an enjoyable outdoor evening into a miserable one. Mosquitoes are attracted to carbon dioxide emitted through the breath of humans. Most mosquito traps contain a mechanism that emits carbon dioxide to attract mosquitoes and trap them. The best way to get rid of mosquitoes is to locate their source and destroy eggs before they hatch. In addition to commercially produced chemicals, natural products like garlic oil also help in protecting humans from mosquito bites.
STEP BY STEP GUIDE – HUNKER
Blend 4 garlic bulbs with a few drops of water in the blender to make a liquid.
Pour the liquid through a strainer to separate the solids from the garlic oil. Add the garlic oil to 1 gallon of water. Mix well and pour into a spray bottle.
Locate mosquito breeding areas such as garbage can lids, drains, dog bowls, old tires and other places where water collects.
Spray the garlic oil directly on breeding areas. The garlic oil contains compounds that are toxic to mosquitoes and kill larvae and adults on contact. The spray also prevents mosquito eggs from hatching.
Article by: D-Parlei Maketing & Services.