Does Homemade Mosquito Yard Spray Work? 4 Facts and Other Options


The mosquitoes are driving you crazy. Whining, biting, making you flee your own backyard.

You must have something around the house to kill the annoying pests, right?

So you head online hoping for a recipe for DIY mosquito repellent for your yard and rustle up a spray bottle.

But does homemade mosquito yard spray work?

Maybe. But there’s a better option.
Stop swatting for a minute and let’s take a look.

Mouthwash, Vinegar, and Stale Beer

There are lots of ideas online for homemade mosquito repellent for your yard and most of them sound like concoctions your grandmother might have whipped up.

One calls for mixing mint mouthwash, Epsom salt, and stale beer and spraying it around your yard.

mosquitoAnother uses apple cider vinegar, water, and an oil made up of citronella, peppermint, lemongrass, cedar wood, and geranium.

Does homemade mosquito yard spray work? The authors of these kitchen counter recipes say it does, advising to re-spray it around the yard as needed.

But there’s a more dependable way to get rid of mosquitoes in your yard.

The Professional Way to Get Rid of Mosquitoes in Your Yard

Targeting mosquitoes where they live and breed is your best defense.
If you are in or around Eau Claire, WI or Minneapolis, RainMaster’s barrier spray can reduce mosquitoes on your property all season long, with regular visits every three weeks. There are six visits total, from spring through fall.

pest control technician sprays border of property for mosquitoes

Technicians spray the perimeter of your yard, hitting the spots where mosquitoes lurk and breed:

  • Underneath plant leaves
  • Shady areas
  • Wet areas
  • Under decks
  • Low tree limbs
  • Wood piles

The results are immediate — a big reduction in mosquitoes. And, a bonus: RainMaster’s mosquito control reduces ticks, too.

While no mosquito control program offers 100 percent control, you absolutely will see a big reduction in mosquitoes and ticks.

DIY Mosquito Spray vs. Professional Mosquito Control Services

When you compare homemade mosquito repellent for your yard with professional mosquito control services, a few facts stand out:

1. While you can walk around your yard with a spray bottle of mouthwash and beer, professionals use equipment that hits all the areas of your property where mosquitoes lurk and breed. They also have access to professional-grade products, which are more effective than kitchen counter remedies.

pest control technician sprays for mosquitoes

2. Professionals know exactly where, how, and when to apply their products to get rid of mosquitoes in your yard. They’re licensed and trained to know exactly what to do.

3. Life gets busy. Maybe you’ll remember to frequently spray your DIY yard mosquito repellent. Maybe you won’t. Pros show up exactly on time, every three weeks from spring through fall. Mosquitoes are continually reproducing, so there’s always a fresh batch that needs zapping.

pest control technician sprays for mosquitoes4. Pros inspect your yard with an eagle eye. They know what to look for, including standing water and other trouble areas in your yard.

Get Rid of Mosquitoes in Your Yard the First Time

The tiny mosquito can ruin your backyard barbecue, spoil your kids’ swing set fun, and even spread viruses that can send you to the hospital.

Of course you’re concerned about the safety of your family, your pets, and anyone enjoying time outside in your yard.

family plays in grassThat means you need to be certain about the effectiveness of the mosquito spray used in your yard.

Does homemade mosquito yard spray work? Maybe.

Will professional barrier spray reduce mosquitoes in your yard? Absolutely.

Get Rid of Mosquitoes in Your Yard with RainMaster

You’ve invested a lot in your property, whether it’s your backyard patio or your lakefront cottage.

Mosquitoes don’t care. They sort of live to ruin the day (or night.)

It’s time to take your Eau Claire, WI or Minneapolis yard back.

Get back in the garden, out to the grill, and on the swing set again.

Are you ready to stop stressing about mosquitoes? Request a quote today! Then, you can get back to enjoying your yard, without all the swatting and scratching.

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