I will need to try this… Swarms of Mosquitoes on my patio led me to an old home remedy – Did you know that chopped up garlic makes mosquitoes disappear? I buy minced, dried garlic at local Fiesta grocery stores and sprinkle it around on my patio. I have to stand back as I am using it – mosquitoes will literally swarm out of your plants and bushes to get away from the smell. Works like a charm!!
According to this old home remedy, garlic will keep the mosquitos away! Garlic contains a compound called allicin which gives it its characteristic smell. In fact, allicin is also what makes garlic such an effective antibiotic and antifungal agent. Several studies have been conducted on the effectiveness of keeping mosquitos away by placing raw garlic cloves near indoor entryways and outdoor areas.
Many claim that it has worked for them when they either placed a few cloves in their home or rubbed fresh minced garlic on their skin every evening before going outdoors. One study found that a clove was sufficient to keep mosquitos from entering the area around the door. The effectiveness of garlic as a repellant depends on how much allicin is released from the clove, and whether or not it has been diluted by other odors.