Never experience a mosquito bite again. Permanently get rid of mosquitoes.

People are prone to mosquito bites because of a combination of scent, light, humidity, and heat. If you’re prone to mosquito bites, you’re likely tired of having itchy skin all the time.

No one wants to be bothered by mosquitoes. To help you win the war over these flying nuisances, we’ve compiled the best tips for preventing mosquitoes from ever getting close to you again.

How Do I Make My Home Less Mosquito-Friendly?

1. Stop Mosquito Larvae From Maturing

You can use dunks and bits to stop mosquitoes from maturing. These products have naturally occurring soil bacteria that function as larvicides. The bacteria are all-natural and don’t hurt other wildlife, nor do they hurt the environment.

Dunks float in water, and you can anchor them using a string. You can apply bits — granules or pellets that you can scatter in the soil — to places where there’s standing water.

2. Don’t Give Mosquitoes a Place To Breed

Most mosquitoes can’t fly more than one to three miles at a time. So, they’re always looking for a place — like water– to land and lay eggs.

Get rid of standing water by emptying the saucers for plants, cleaning rain gutters, and changing the water in birdbaths often; be sure to look out for water that gathers in pool covers, trash cans, and buckets.

By getting rid of puddles and other standing bodies of water, you’re getting rid of places mosquitoes tend to lay their eggs in.

3. Plant Natural Repellants

If you have a home garden, consider growing some plants that mosquitoes tend to avoid. There are several kinds of lovely herbs and beautiful flowers that look great and function as powerful repellants against mosquitoes. What’s more, these plants fight against flies, gnats, and other annoying insects that tend to ruin your summer.

Basil, lavender, lemongrass, rosemary, peppermint, dill — these are just a few of the many herbs you may consider growing.

If you’d rather grow flowers over herbs for a mosquito-free yard, try common lantanas or marigolds.

4. Install an Oscillating Fan

An oscillating fan is an easy-to-install and low-tech option that people often overlook. But you would be wise not to ignore it since it’s an option that works well against mosquitoes.

Mosquitoes are weak and slow fliers and don’t have the strength to go against the strong breezes that fans create. Not only is this a fantastic way to get rid of mosquitoes, but it is also an incredible tool to use to cool yourself down on a warm day.

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