Old Home Remedy Makes Mosquitoes Disappear

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!!

Garlic Bulbs 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.

Mosquito on Arm

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.

Keep Wasps and Bees Away This Summer

If you’re worried about uninvited outdoor guests this summer – no, not your nosy neighbor, but those pesky wasps and bees – use this secret weapon. It’s a simple, natural repellent made with just two ingredients: lemons and cloves.

Cloves in Lemons

Wasps and bees have a strong sense of smell, and they’re not fans of the citrusy scent of lemons or the spicy aroma of cloves. These odors confuse them and mask the scents they use to communicate and find food. So, by combining these two ingredients, you create a powerful deterrent that will keep those pesky insects at bay.

To make your own repellent, simply take a few lemons and cut them in half. Then, take some whole cloves and stick them into the fleshy part of the lemon halves, covering the surface evenly. Place the clove-studded lemon halves around your picnic area, and voila! You’ve created a fragrant, natural barrier that’ll discourage wasps and bees from crashing your party.

Now, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy your picnic in peace, without the constant buzzing and the fear of getting stung. This repellent is effective, but it’s not a guarantee, so you’ll still need to be somewhat cautious. Happy picnicking!