Before they breed, congregate, bite, and drive you indoors, consider these natural ways to combat summer's worst foe: the mosquito.
Turn On a Fan
Mosquitoes are lightweights. A fan blowing at a speed of two miles per hour simply is overpowering to a mosquito. So another option is to strategically place fans around your deck or patio to get a good bug-free breeze going.Photo by parkseed.com
Plant Lemon Grass
Thai lemon grass contains citronella oil, which has a strong scent that makes it hard for mosquitos to find you. At the same time, lemon grass is a beautiful mounding perennial. Plant some on your property wherever your family and friends like to congregate.