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Mosquito Prevention

To avoid dealing with mosquito bites, there are several prevention methods to try. Always wear an EPA-approved repellent, long-sleeved dark clothing, and more.

The best way to prevent mosquitoes in your yard is to limit the things that would attract them in the first place. Most importantly, remove all stagnant water. Learn more!

Citronella oil is known to repel mosquitoes and other insects. However, citronella candles are not considered to be very dependable for preventing mosquito problems. Find out why.

All-natural mosquito repellents won’t control a mosquito problem, but some may work to repel them in the first place. Popular essential oils include peppermint, lavender, lemon eucalyptus, and more.

Many mosquito repellent products contain either DEET or picaridin. In general, DEET is considered highly effective at repelling mosquitoes and is safe when approved by the EPA.

Mosquito traps function by luring in mosquitoes with light or scent. While not a reliable solution for a big infestation, traps can help keep mosquitoes away from your yard or property.

Mosquitoes are most active at dawn and dusk when the sun is low. While mosquitoes use light to find their hosts, they are neither attracted to or repelled by light. Learn why!
Mosquitoes use scent to locate hosts. Fragrant plants, then, can work as a natural repellent against mosquitoes. Find out what the best plants are to prevent mosquitoes in East Tennessee.