As the weather warms up, ticks and mosquitoes can become more of a problem — not only to families but also to pets. In order to reduce the amount found in your yard, as well as keep everyone healthy and safe, there are a number of all natural tick and mosquito control options you can use.
There are numerous specialized candles that can rid the area of any mosquitoes that may come around to eat. One popular variety is the citronella candle; homeowners have been using it to deter bugs since the 1940s. Many insect-repellent candles can be purchased in all-natural varieties, making them an excellent tick and mosquito control option for those looking to avoid toxic materials.
Insect-repelling sound machines use high-frequency sound waves to keep pests at bay. The effectiveness of these machines has not been entirely proven. Some homeowners swear by them, though. They may provide some relief when trying to rid the area of these pests in an all-natural way.
Essential Oil Mixes
Essential oils are used in a number of remedies, many of which repel pests. Vetiver, neem, and tea tree oils, for example, are all used as natural mosquito repellents. It is important to read about the ingredients in these mixes, though. Some essential oils can be poisonous to pets and children if not used correctly.
If you’re going to spend any amount of time outside where you know there will be mosquitoes or ticks, it is best to create a safe area. Outdoor tents made with mesh screens offer protection from these pests.
Additional Tips for Keeping Ticks and Mosquitoes Away
The more you do to deter pests from coming onto the property, the easier it will be to get rid of them for good. These tips can also be kept in mind:
- Keep the grass cut short.
- Do not let water sit stagnant in the yard.
- Wear long socks and shoes.
- Use a tick or mosquito spray.
There are many ways to keep everyone safe from these pests. Make sure to use the method you feel the most comfortable with for your family and pets.