How to repel mosquitos and other bugs from your porch or patio using these 7 outdoor decorating solutions.
The state bird has officially come out of hibernation around here… the mosquito! Arg!
Of course they arrived juuuuust after we finished our back porch refresh.
But it’s okay, this isn’t our first mosquito rodeo (boy, that’s a visual).
If you fight the same battle every spring/summer and need some ideas of things that work to repel mosquitos from a porch, here is what we do that works.
How to Repel Mosquitos from a Porch
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I swear it works! We’ve bought ours from IKEA for $5 a pair in the past. This year, we got these mosquito net curtains, and they’ve been great so far. If you want to keep them from blowing in the breeze, just hot glue some fishing weights into the bottom hem.
I love it so much better than a screened porch because then we can open them up to see the yard whenever we want.
This little mosquito repeller WORKS! If you’re sensitive to the smell of citronella, this is completely odorless.
I love the look of this tabletop torch anyway, but it does a great job of keeping the “skeeters” at bay.
4. Pot Plants Mosquitos (and Other Bugs) Hate
Here’s a list of plants to use as a natural mosquito repellent:
- Lemon balm
- Scented Geraniums
5. Set Out Citronella Candles
These are some of my favorites that work well and look cute.
6. Utilize Outdoor Ceiling Fans
Moving air helps to move mosquitos along. These are some of my favorite outdoor ceiling fans.
7. Spray Your Yard
If you’re really desperate, hook up this backyard bug control and spray your yard.
Got any other tricks you can add to the list?
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