**Disclaimer: Ocean County Mosquito Commission is providing articles on many natural remedies; however, no warranty is made that the information contained will work in every case. The information provided within was obtained from peer-to-peer sharing sites. There is no guarantee that these remedies will be more effective than biological and chemical control.
Plants that Help Repel
This list of plants help repel mosquitoes by masking your odor that they are attracted to. Unfortunately, mosquitoes are attracted to many different things besides your body odor, which is why these plants help repel them, not completely eliminate them. We suggest using this defense only as part of your mosquito protection plan.
These plants include:
* includes species that may be invasive. Be careful that they do not take over your whole garden, yard, or habitat; they are best planted in a planter or hanging basket.
How to Burn Used Coffee Grounds for Mosquito Repellent:
Lime and Clove Repellent:
DIY Non-Toxic Mosquito Repellent made with Vodka and Essential Oils:
DIY Mosquito Candle
There also is a product available called patio egg that diffuses essential oils out gradually over time. -------->
Create your own mosquito traps. These are especially effective when you want to sit outside on nice summer evening or when hosting backyard BBQ's or other events to lure mosquitoes away from you and into these traps!
The Ocean County Mosquito Commission has created a tri-fold pamphlet for natural remedy recommendations. You can download the word document below the images of the handout.