Mosquitoes HATE These Backyard Hacks!

Hey, fellow backyard warriors!

We all look forward to warm weather and outdoor activities, but there’s one nuisance that can quickly put a damper on our fun: mosquitoes. These tiny, blood-thirsty insects seem to thrive in the warm months, turning our outdoor gatherings into itchy, uncomfortable experiences. But fear not!

In this blog, we’re going to share 10 backyard hacks that will make mosquitoes absolutely hate your outdoor space. 

10. Lawn Maintenance

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You see, mosquitoes have a soft spot for hidden hangout spots, like that wild jungle you’ve got growing back there.

By showing your yard some tender loving care, you’re not just preventing mosquitoes from setting up their lounges, you’re creating an outdoor oasis that’ll make your neighbors jealous! So, grab your garden shears and make your yard a mosquito-free paradise that’s as Instagram-worthy as it is bite-free.

9. Avian Allies

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Time to roll out the red carpet for your avian allies, the mosquito-munching A-team featuring purple martins and swallows! 

Set up cozy birdhouses, birdbaths, or bird feeders, and turn your outdoor space into the hottest hangout for these winged vigilantes. Not only will they keep the mosquitoes in check, but they’ll also bring a delightful chorus of chirps and flaps to your backyard orchestra. Plus, it’s like having your very own mosquito SWAT team on call 24/7!

8. Bug Zappers

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Bug zappers might sound like something out of a sci-fi movie, but they’re a real game-changer in the fight against mosquitoes. These nifty devices use ultraviolet light to create an irresistible bug nightclub. Mosquitoes, thinking they’re hitting up the hottest party in town, get zapped instead, and you can practically hear them scream, “Mosquitoes, where’s the door?!”

Hang one of these mosquito-hating machines in your backyard, and you’ll be reducing the mosquito population like a pro.

7. The Great Cleanup

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Let’s tackle the mosquito hideouts.

Yeah, we’re talking about standing water—the mosquito’s favorite hangout spot. Grab your superhero cape (or just a trash bag) and go on a mission to eliminate any water-filled containers. Empty those plant saucers and old buckets. Also, don’t forget those forgotten kids’ toys hiding in the grass. 

Note: Don’t throw the oldies away; try DIYng with them. You can get ideas here.

6. Get Some Green Allies

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Nature has its soldiers that can fight off those mosquitoes. Consider adding some mosquito-repelling plants to your garden. Lavender, citronella, basil, and mint are all-natural superheroes; they will keep those pesky biters at bay.

Plus, they smell fantastic! Double win, yeah!

5. Embrace the Power of Citronella Candles 

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Citronella candles are the original mosquito repellent. They give off a pleasant aroma to us humans, but they make those bloodsuckers run for their lives.

Light a few citronella candles during your backyard barbecues, and you’ll create a mosquito-free zone in no time.

Note: For convenience, use a candelabra. Don’t have one? Learn the DIY tricks here!

4. Mosquito Traps

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Now, we’re not talking about some elaborate contraption like in a sci-fi movie. There are simple DIY mosquito traps you can make right at home. This is how you make them:

  • Grab a plastic bottle
  • Cut it in half
  • Invert the top portion into the bottom part (like a funnel)
  • Mix some water, brown sugar, and yeast
  • Pour it into the bottom half of the bottle

Mosquitoes will be drawn to the carbon dioxide produced by the yeast and get trapped inside.

3. Don’t Forget the Screens

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Oh boy, this one’s a no-brainer, but it’s so easy to overlook.

Make sure all your windows and doors have screens in good condition. It’s like putting up a fortress against those unwanted guests. As a result, you can finally enjoy the evening breeze without worrying about the mosquito squad ambush!

2. Time for a Fan-tastic Solution

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Here’s a sneaky trick for you: mosquitoes are weak flyers. So, turn on a fan while you’re chilling outside, and guess what? Those little buggers won’t stand a chance against the wind generated by the fan.

It’s like a mini-hurricane for mosquitoes, and they won’t dare fly near you. Plus, it keeps you cool on hot summer days.

1. Call in the Professionals

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If all else fails and the mosquito army still invades your yard, it might be time to call in the pros. Pest control experts have all the secrets and know how to deal with these tiny terrors. They’ll spray your yard with mosquito repellent, and those mosquitoes will run for cover in no time.

So, there you have it! With these tips in your backyard arsenal, you can say goodbye to those pesky bloodsuckers and enjoy your outdoor space in peace. It’s time to take back our yards and show those mosquitoes who’s boss!

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Summer is the perfect time to knock a few DIY projects off of your list. This collection includes several projects to finish that will help transport your yard into a summer oasis that will be the envy of your neighborhood.

Non-Toxic Bug Spray for Your Family, Pets and Garden

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Spending time outside during the summer is great – except for the bugs! Checkout how you can use simple household products and some natural essential oils to make your own insect repellent that is both safe and effective.

Homemade All Natural Bug Spray

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Want to enjoy your backyard without being bothered by mosquitoes and worrying about diseases they carry? Check out this home all natural bug spray that you can do at home!

DIY Artificial Plants for Outdoors on a Budget

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Don’t have time to water your potted plants, but love the look? Try this great hack with beautiful DIY artificial plants for outdoors with twinkling solar lights at night, for a deal per planter!

27+ Garden Edging Ideas

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Garden edging is a great way to make your yard look beautiful and keep flower beds contained. Try one of these garden edging ideas to update your curb appeal.

Zen Garden Path Ideas

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Discover these Zen garden backyard ideas! These 10 unique and stunning garden designs can enhance the beauty and tranquility of your landscape. From intricate stepping stones to wood slice walkways, these ideas will inspire you to create your own peaceful oasis where relaxation and meditation can be the Zen you truly need. 

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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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