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8 Secrets for Keeping Mosquitoes out of Your Backyard

Cedar oil in a glass bottle and cedar cones with nuts on a old wooden table.

Spray with Cedar Oil

A mixture of cedar oil diluted with water can be sprayed on your lawn and shrubs to repel insects like fleas and mosquitoes. (We like these spray bottles.) Not only does it keep pests away, but it can nix their eggs, too. Use it at night and by the morning, the yard will be ready for the whole family to enjoy, from pets to parents. Use the rest of that cedar oil to make DIY cleaning spray.

Tray and pans in outdoors stores stagnant water and breeding ground for mosquito

Reduce Stagnant Water

Mosquitoes will lay eggs in any stagnant, non-chlorinated water, whether it’s in an inflatable pool or a flower pot. Drain any stagnant water you find to reduce the risk of guests getting bitten while grilling burgers.

But don’t worry about whether or not your neighbor is doing the same. Mosquitoes don’t fly very far, so cleaning up your property should do the trick.

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