Is it just me, or do there seem to be more mosquitoes out this summer? Everywhere I go outside, I seem to get bit, even if it’s just taking the trash out or watering the lawn. According to the pets.org Mosquito Forecast for 2021, Ohio and Florida are to receive a slightly above average uptake in mosquitoes this summer. I personally think it may be a little higher than slightly above average but either way, why take chances? Mosquitoes carry harmful diseases such as West Nile and Zika virus, and their bites are no fun. So, let’s protect ourselves. This year I discovered a safe, economical way to make my own mosquito wipes. It uses only natural ingredients with no chemicals, smells good, and is safe for your skin and lungs. Best of all? It only takes a few minutes to make. If you’re interested in trying out these do-it-yourself wipes, read on and find out how.
Home Made Mosquito Wipes
Safe Yet Effective Ingredients
Mosquitoes hate certain smells. Using a blend of citrus, cinnamon, and castor oils, these homemade wipes combine specific essential oils unappealing to mosquitoes and other pests, including ticks. Be sure to follow the instructions correctly and use only the exact measurements listed below because many essential oils used alone are not safe for your skin and must be diluted. Lemon juice can also make your skin more prone to sunburn, so use it with caution.
- 4 oz. distilled water
- 2 oz. rubbing alcohol
- 2 oz. castor oil
- 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
- 15 drops cinnamon oil
- Small mixing bowl
- Medium size container with lid
- Half a roll of paper towels
- Serrated knife
- Liquid measuring cup and measuring spoons
- Mixing spoon
Paper Towel Roll
Cut the paper towel roll in half. The wipes will need to fit into the container you chose, so cut them accordingly. Trim away any rough edges with scissors and pull the cardboard tube out of the center of the roll.
Mosquito Repellant Mix
Using the small bowl, combine distilled water, rubbing alcohol, castor oil, lemon juice, and cinnamon oil. Mix your combined substances with a spoon.
Allow Paper Towels to Soak Up the Moisture
Take your mixture and pour it into the container you set aside with the lid. Place the paper towels in the container and allow them to soak up the repellant mixture. Allow them to sit for at least 30 minutes to give them time to become saturated. Now, you have mosquito repellant wipes! When it’s time to use one, pull a towel out from the center of the roll and rub it on your skin.
A container with a lid will help prevent your wipes from drying out, but you can always refresh your wipes using more of the mixture you previously created.
Stop Mosquitoes With a Highly Effective Mosquito Control Program From Land-Art
Even with the most effective wipes and repellants, mosquitoes can be relentless. And if you live near any type of wetlands or on a body of water, they are even worse. Help stop them from invading your backyard and ruining your fun by calling in the professionals at Land-Art. We are a family-owned business working with homes and businesses in the Toledo, Columbus, and Naples areas for over 45 years. Whether you live in Florida or Ohio, we offer a highly effective Mosquito Control that can help you take back your yard and protect you, your family, and your pets.
First, we identify the specific areas of your property where mosquitoes are active. We then spray a barrier around your property to control these bothersome blood-suckers. Our mosquito control program includes services performed every 30 – 35 days from May through September and stops other insects in their tracks, including creepy spiders, stink bugs, fleas and ticks.
We provide other services for both Florida and Ohio, including aeration and overseeding, tree and shrub care, and weed control. We also offer several different lawn fertilization programs, each designated for your specific geographic region. Learn more about each of these programs by visiting our website, calling us at 1.800.336.5296, or fill out our request quote form online.
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