Are you not into relying on chemicals? Then certain natural products may be right up your alley. Essential oils with mosquito repelling properties, such as citronella, eucalyptus, lavender, and thyme, are used as candles or directly on the skin. If the latter, do a skin sensitivity test before you apply it over a larger area on the body.
Plants and Flowers
Flowers like marigolds and calendulas, as well as herbs like rosemary, small-leafed basil, mint, and lemongrass can keep biting insects in your yard far away from you. Plant them around your patio or deck, or in pots throughout your eating area to make optimal use of their benefits.
Mosquitos lay their eggs in stagnate water, which is why you need to limit the number of potential containers where rainwater can accumulate. The biggest offenders are kids’ toys (e.g., buckets), spare tires and empty cans. It is important that you discard the water or thoroughly clean the yard.
All unused plastic planters or ceramic pots that don’t have drainage holes must likewise be emptied. Make sure your gutters remain as clean as possible and keep an eye on any pools that form around the house. Bird baths are equally a favourite laying spot for mosquitos.
What you wear may also influence of much you get bitten. Choose light-coloured clothes and cover up as much as possible with long sleeves and pants made from lightweight fabric. These skin concealing items will dissuade mosquitos from approaching you. And don’t wear perfume.