Wouldn’t Summer be so much nicer if we knew how to keep bugs away?
Flies germing up our grilled goodies, mosquitos biting us to bits and wasps scaring us silly – bugs don’t half ruin our fun!
Imagine a Summer that’s bug-free – as many uninterrupted outdoor BBQs as you like, without a bug annoyance, sting or bite in sight.
I’ve got just what you need! Here are 22 DIY ways to keep bugs away all Summer long, without spending money on a single bug repellant.
Don’t let the bugs bother you – make this Summer bug-free.
1. Cover food & drink to prevent bugs from bothering you
This may sound like an obvious one, but don’t uncover food and drink items until you sit down to eat.
As soon as mosquitos, flies, wasps and other bugs catch the scent, they’ll come swarming.
2. LEDs don’t attract bugs
Have you ever noticed that bugs seem to swarm around lights at night?
This may be due to your choice of light bulb. New research suggests that the type of light we use can attract bugs. The results show that a warm LED light bulb is the least attractive to bugs
Swapping your bulbs for environmentally-friendly LEDs may be the key to keeping bugs away.
3. Citronella candles are a natural mosquitoes repellent
Ahhh, the citrussy-sent of Citronella is just lovely, isn’t it? Mosquitoes certainly don’t think so!
In fact, research shows that Citronella candles can reduce mosquitos landing by around 42% – that’s a lot of bites!
DIY citronella candles are incredibly easy to make – check out Tesco Living’s tutorial and keep those bugs at bay today.
4. Keep your house clean to prevent flies
Bugs, and ants in particular love one thing – sweet stuff. Leave sticky stains on your tables, chairs, or anywhere for that matter, and they’ll come crawling.
Keep your house nice and clean – especially the kitchen – to avoid unwanted ant infestations.
5. Sweat attracts mosquitoes & flies
Sweaty skin will not only be unpleasant for those around you, but also attract insects to your body.
When we sweat, we give off hormones and scents that attract mosquitoes. Shower more regularly during the Summer months and wear cool clothing to keep those mosquitoes away.
6. Place a chopped onion in water to naturally repel mosquitos
Old wive’s tales recommend placing a chopped onion in water to repel mosquitos.
Similarly to garlic, mosquitos seem to find onions unpleasant. Place a bowl nearby your outdoor seating area, and swish the water to release the aroma.
7. Vitamin B could prevent mosquito bites
Vitamins are extremely important to our health, but it’s vitamin B that could be particularly useful in preventing mosquito bites.
It’s thought that mosquitoes are more likely to bite people low in vitamin B. To make sure you’re not among them, eat plenty of vegetables, eggs, pork and fish.
8. Keep bugs away from your lunch naturally
As soon as you sit down to eat, the bugs appear. In their twos, threes and tens, they come to get in on the foodie action, leaving germs all over your burger, salad and dessert.
Sometimes it’s just worth sharing – not off the same plate, mind. Set up a plate of scraps or honey on a plate elsewhere in your garden to divert bugs and keep them from bothering you.
9. Dryer sheets repel insects
This one sounds a little bizarre, but it’s been discovered that some dryer sheets do in fact repel insects.
A common component in dryer sheets is a scented ingredient called linalool. It’s thought to be this that keeps bugs away.
Pop a dryer sheet into your pocket when outside to prevent keep bugs away.
10. Jonhson’s baby oil will prevent mosquito bites
This might just be the best revelation yet – baby oil prevents mosquito bites!
This is because mosquitoes can’t breathe when they land in the oil.
Why not pick up a classic by Jonson & Johnson’s from Amazon today ready for the holiday season? It’s gentle enough to use on the entire family.
Read more: https://experthometips.com/natural-ways-to-repel-bugs