In recent news, there have been many reports of mosquito populations on the rise.  These pests can carry a variety of diseases like Zika, dengue, and chikungunya to name a few. They have led to people not wanting to go outside and enjoy their yards and patios for fear of getting bit.  However, there are many options that you can explore to escape the dangers while still enjoying a lovely sunny day.  You may consider Jacksonville screen enclosures as an option because it allows you to get the fresh air without permitting the little pests to get in.

There are other things you can do when you aren’t at home to keep mosquitos away.  The following are a few ideas to get you back outside.

·    Repellant

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While many people are fearful of the chemicals, repellant does work very well to keep those pesky flying demons away.  However, there are other natural remedies that can act as a repellant when you don’t want to use any chemicals.

·    Lemon Eucalyptus Oil

Lemon Eucalyptus oil has been a recommendation made by the Center for Disease Control, and I think they know what they are talking about.

·    Eating apple cider vinegar

If you eat apple cider vinegar regularly, it apparently will change your BO to ward off these annoying insects.  This is great if you permanently live in an area with mosquitos.

·    Garlic

You can also rub garlic on your skin, if you don’t mind the smell.  This is an effective, natural mosquito repellant, although it may also repel your friends.

·    Get rid of any standing water, if possible, in your area.

Mosquitos breed in standing water and if you have a tub or any puddles in your yard, try to keep the water from sitting too long.

·    Burn some sage

Sage has been used to ward off bad spirits, but who knew it could also help repel those evil pests from your yard?

These are just a few of the ways you can repel those annoying mosquitos from your yard or body.  Whatever you choose, keep you and your family safe from these disease- carrying bugs.