Mosquito free Summer

Mosquito free Summer

With summer in full swing the great outdoors are calling but sadly it’s always accompanied by that high pitch buzzing which can only mean you’re surrounded by pesky mosquitoes. However, you don’t have to let that get in the way of enjoying all of the wonderful outdoor amenities HighPoint Apartments has to offer. With these natural mosquito repellents you will no longer have to keep swiping or slapping those annoying critters away, leaving you free to enjoy the fresh air.

Lavender

Crushed lavender can produce a lovely fragrant oil, which can be used to repel mosquitoes. The oil can be applied to bite-sensitive areas, such as your ankles and arms. Lavender has also proven to contain analgesic, anti fugal, as well as antiseptic properties, which will also help calm and soothe your skin.

Lemon eucalyptus oil

Lemon eucalyptus oil has commonly been used as a natural mosquito repellent since the 1940s. Studies have proven that lemon eucalyptus oil can provide more than 95% protection against mosquitoes for up to 3 hours!
 

Citronella

Citronella has been used as an ingredient in many mosquito repellents over the years and the use of citronella candles have been proven to provide up to 50% extra protection against mosquitoes.

Tea tree oil

Known for its antiseptic, anti microbial, and anti-inflammatory properties, tea tree oil has also recently been identified as an effective insect repellent.

Mosquito repellent garden

Aside from using natural repellents to prevent mosquito bites, you can also plant mosquito-repelling plants, which will keep the surrounding area around your home mosquito free. Mosquito-repelling plants include:
  • Citronella
  • Peppermint
  • Bee balm
  • Lemongrass
  • Basil
  • Rosemary
  • Ageratum
  • Catnip


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