Are you and your family doing the mosquito dance? My daughter and I definitely are. She especially is just a mosquito magnet and I hate putting bug spray on her if I don’t absolutely have to. I was hoping the mosquitoes were done for the year but they’re baaaaacck. Well, I found something that – for lack of a better word – rocks.
Around the end of June, we had some friends over for a barbeque and I figured, with all the rain we’d had at that point, the bugs would be out in force. I actually stopped by Flowerland to find a natural bug spray we had carried earlier in the spring. There wasn’t any left but Sam turned me on Bonide’s Mosquito Beater Natural RTS. It contains Cedar Oil, Citronella, Geranium Oil and Lemon Oil (and a couple other things too). You hook the bottle to your hose, spray it on the lawn and it repels the bugs.
I sprayed it around the patio once the mosquitoes were already munching on the kids. I should have sprayed earlier – a lot earlier. It didn’t have time to “soak in” and create the barrier. A couple days later though, my husband was out practicing in his backyard golf net (don’t ask). When he came in, he said, “That stuff you sprayed on the grass really works. There are hardly any mosquitoes out there.” It lasts for about 2 weeks, which is great when you have kids – and husbands – who like be outside in the evenings in the summer.
Now get outside and enjoy this beautiful weather – bug free!
Until next time…