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The Best Ways to Repel Mosquitos On the Lake


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If your family owns a lake house, or even if you’re just camping out on Lake LBJ for the weekend, it’s still wise to bring your insect repellant supplies! Springtime leads to summertime all too quickly down here, and with it, come the mosquitoes! Below we’ll discuss five different ways you can repel mosquitoes, so that you can continue having a blast out on Lake LBJ.

Install Ceiling Fans on the Porch

Don’t let mosquitoes keep you off of your porch this summer! Mosquitoes love still air and humid environments. So turn yours into a breezy one and help repel mosquitoes at the same time! Install ceiling fans where you can, whether that be inside or on your porch.

Install Screens

Have you ever thought about screening in your porch? What about adding in screen doors? This way, you can let the springtime breeze flow through your home without worrying over pesky intruders.

Handle Standing Water

Check your home and yard for any standing water, especially after heavy storms! Mosquitoes love breeding in standing water, and humidity is where they belong. Check your pipes for leaks, and if you have a pool, consider planting citronella plants nearby to help ward off buggers!

Use Insect Repellant Sprays

Use those handy insect repellant sprays you’ve been storing all winter (well, as long as they aren’t expired). They really do help, regardless of how they smell and feel on your skin. Sometimes you just have to do what you have to do!

Plant Citronella Plants/Use Candles

Mosquitos can’t stand citronella! You can plant actual citronella plants around your yard or home, or if you’re camping out for the weekend, make sure to bring along citronella candles! You can find these in the outdoor sections of most department stores; they work brilliantly- and they smell good, too! Add a little ambience to your campsite.

We hope these tips help you this summertime! And don’t forget- as always, have a blast on Lake LBJ!

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