Basil As Mosquito Repellent

If you’ve ever been camping, hiking, or just in the backyard enjoying a nice summer night, you have experienced a mosquito invasion. If you have kids this is all too familiar. After trying many over the counter products that didn’t work I decided to look for something natural. Since I had already read about how basil repels mosquitoes, I decided to give it a try. The rest is history! Mosquitoes are problematic. There, I said it. Many people are quite attached to their repugnant nature and don’t want to hear it challenged. But they are! We’re not looking for a war here, just a way to reduce them as much as possible. Here’s how you can use basil to repel mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are in season and seems to be more annoying than ever. There is one natural herb that you can grow in your yard for mosquito repellent. The plant is called Basil and it is a proven way to repel mosquitos. The smell of basil is said to keep mosquitoes away, as well as other insects, like ants, yellow jackets, moths and flies. Using basil for mosquito repellent keeps the mosquito from biting you.

Basil As Mosquito Repellent

Growing Basil will keep mosquitoes away from you

Basil is a plant that you can grow in your garden and it will keep away mosquitoes. The basil plant has a strong aroma that repels mosquitoes and other pests.

Basil plants are easy to grow and maintain, making them an ideal choice for home gardens or outdoor spaces. Growing basil is also an inexpensive way of keeping mosquitoes away from you without using harmful chemicals or sprays on yourself, friends, family members or pets!

Use fresh or dried basil leaves to get the job done.

If you want to repel mosquitoes with basil, there are three main ways you can do it. First, you can plant fresh or dried basil in a container in your garden. Second, you can buy fresh or dried basil and put it in a vase on your patio or on the dining table. Lastly, you can use fresh or dried basil leaves when cooking to repel mosquitoes (and other insects) naturally.

Put this herb in a fire to keep mosquitoes away

  • Make sure to use dried basil. Fresh is not as effective, but feel free to experiment.
  • Use matches to light the pot and allow the flame to spread across it.
  • Blow out that flame and let some smoke spread through your room or yard, depending on where you want to put this project into action. You can also stir around with a wooden spoon if you don’t want to blow on it yourself! The goal is simply for the smoke from burning basil plants to fill up an area so that mosquitoes are deterred from entering it—they’re sensitive creatures who don’t like smelling things they don’t recognize or aren’t used too much yet (like us humans). If you don’t have a fireproof pot set out for this project then try using a bowl of water nearby; just add fresh herbs into cold water before lighting them up!

Plant basil next to your tomato plants.

Planting basil next to your tomato plants will help repel mosquitoes from your garden. Basil plants love full sun and well-draining soil, so consider planting them in pots with drainage holes near one of the tomatoes. The smell of basil leaves can fill a room and is naturally unpleasant to mosquitoes, making it an excellent natural mosquito repellent.

Basil is also easy to grow and can be used in cooking as a culinary herb. If you don’t have space for a garden or pot, try planting some indoors: they thrive on windowsills!

Basil is a great repellent for skeeters.

If you are looking for a natural way to keep mosquitoes away, basil is an excellent option. The best way to use basil as mosquito repellent is by planting it in your garden or even on the patio near where you hang out. You can also grow it in pots and move them around with you as needed.

Plant your basil seeds directly into the ground after all danger of frost has passed or start them indoors under lights. Be sure they receive plenty of light so that they do not become leggy (tall and thin). When planted outdoors, plan on harvesting leaves three times during the growing season—once at each cutting for fresh use and twice for drying as an insect repellent.

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