After the rain, it is not only the nice weather that comes back. The hungry mosquitoes come back too, and we are on the menu.
If you are against products that contain DEET, I have the perfect solution for you!
Spray mouthwash- Mint Listerine is particularly recommended - on your clothes and your skin: the mosquitoes will leave you alone!
You can also spray cushions and chairs on the deck for even more repellent effect.
Other tips against mosquitoes
Apply some Vicks Vaporub on your wrists, ankles, neck, behind ears and any other exposed area: mosquitoes do not like mint or camphor!
Burn dried herbs in bouquet like mint, lavender, lemongrass and sage. The smells of burning grass will keep all mosquitoes away!
Finally, the trick that nobody thinks about, but is well worth it when you want to have peace on the courtyard/terrace: take a fan or even 2 if you can, to create a "corridor" of protection! Mosquitoes do not like drafts that require effort to fly. They will go to the neighbor's house!
Source: Mint Juleps 'n muddin' · Photo Credit: Trucs&Bricolages