How To Get Rid Of Mosquitoes: Testing 11 Homemade Remedies

“Mosquitoes are found mostly in areas of high humidity and survive by sucking blood from animals and humans. Mosquito bites not only cause irritation but through biting they can also transmit diseases like malaria and dengue.  Knowing how to get rid of mosquitoes does more than just stop an annoying buzz in your ears. It can keep you and your family healthier as well. Use this guide today and you’ll be able to solve your mosquito problem for good.”

Reach for the calamine lotion, it’s mosquito season.

Mosquitoes are out in full force right now because warm weather allows a mosquito egg to become an adult in less than a week. Mosquitoes can infect millions of people every year and this year may especially be a doozy due to the mild winter we had. And with over 150 species of mosquitoes in North America (over 3,000 in the world), these pesky critters can really put a damper on summer fun!

The thing is, we’re not always huge fans of conventional mosquito repellants on the market, which often irritate the skin. In the interest of seeing if there are chemical-free remedies, we’ve tested the following ways to get rid of mosquitoes. What worked and what should be left to the garden? Find out below.

1 Beer Traps

Turns out that mosquitoes are attracted to those who drink beer. So, we thought that placing cups filled with cheap-o lager around our patio would make great bait for the pests. A glance at the buggy victims proved this to be true. There’s a catch though. Mosquitoes will still seek you out if you’re drinking the stuff. Bottom line: This somewhat works, but if you’re also imbibing, expect to be bitten. Photo from Flickr user Dinner Series.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/22/how-to-get-rid-of-mosquitoes_n_1619468.html

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