How to Repel Mosquitoes Without Bug Spray: 9 Clever Techniques

Sick and tired of wearing bug spray? We get it.

Sure, it provides protection and all that but doesn’t mean you want to be perpetually covered in the stuff. Especially when you’re in the comfort of your own home.

You are the king, or queen, of your castle, damn it!

You deserve to wander around your house without dousing yourself in mosquito repellent!

So take back your right to bug spray-free skin today with 9 crafty ways to evade the little buggers.

Here’s how to repel mosquitoes without bug spray!

Upgrade Your Garden

anti-mosquito-plants-indoorsOr get some green roommates.

Of course, you don’t just want to choose any old vegetation – you want to get the best plants to get rid of mosquitoes.

If you’ve never gardened before and this sounds intimidating – don’t worry. Many of these plants are low-maintenance and there’s no green thumb required.

There are some anti mosquito plants you’ll want to strategically position in your yard and garden to ward off mosquitoes while some mosquito repellent plants are delightful to have inside the house.

Extra perk? They come with a bevy of benefits on top of getting rid of mosquitoes.

Wear Mosquito Repellent Clothing

You don’t have to wear mosquito repellent, but you do have to wear clothes…at least most of the time. So why not kill two birds with one stone by donning some mosquito repellent clothing?

No, this doesn’t mean you have to wander around town in mosquito netting. Mosquito repellent clothes look like the clothes you wear everyday, except they’ve been ingeniously treated with an invisible, odorless Insect Shield that’s so tightly bonded to the fabric fibers that it effectively discourages mosquitoes – as well as ticks, ants, flies, and other annoyances – from getting too close to you.

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There’s a pretty good selection of clothes for men, women and children so you’ll find shirts, hoodies, jackets, pants, tunics, button downs and even leggings and dresses!

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Want more designs? Check out ExOfficio’s range of clothes and accessories for men and women, Zorrel’s collection of men’s wear, and White Sierra’s clothes and accessories!

Light Some Incense

It’s relaxing, ambient and it’ll help shoo the mosquitoes away – what more can you want from a stick of incense?

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Go for all-natural incense since you’ll be breathing this stuff in as well – Amazon Light’s all-natural citronella, rosemary, and thyme blended incense sticks are fantastic and smell lovely.

Treat Your Clothes

If you’re not ready for a total mosquito repelling wardrobe overhaul – you can just treat the clothes you already have with a safe insect repellent, like Sawyer Product’s Permethrin Clothing Spray.

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Permethrin is a synthetic version of pyrethrum, a natural insecticide that comes from the chrysanthemumflower and it’s perfectly non-toxic to humans while being an effective mosquito deterrent.

It’s approved for use by the EPA and it’ll bond to your clothes to create a perfectly protective, armor-like insect barrier. It’s actually claimed to be as effective as 100% DEET!

And don’t worry about your clothes – this clothing spray is odorless once dried, invisible and won’t stain or damage any fabrics or outdoor gear.

It lasts for up to 6 washes! Get it here!

Dab on Some Oil

Want to stay smelling lovely, nourish your skin and keep mosquitoes away? You can do all 3 with natural oils that repel mosquitoes.mosquito-repellent-oil

The best ones to mix into you lotions and spritz your house with are:

The coolest thing about having a little line-up of anti mosquito oils is that you can combine them into endless combinations of all-natural, lovely-smelling, homemade mosquito repellents!

Accessorize Wisely

Earrings and necklaces are pretty and all – but can they protect you from mosquito bites? Probably not.

The good news is that there are plenty of accessories that can both accentuate your outfits and keep mosquitoes away from you. Like these…

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Rock a Mosquito Clip

Here’s a super easy way to keep mosquitoes away from your general vicinity: attach a mosquito clip to your backpack, your belt, tent, baby carriage, and pretty much anything else you can clip it to.

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Our hands-down favorite is Hoont’s Natural Mosquito Repellent Clip – these clips are all-natural and DEET free so are perfectly safe for use around babies and children. Plus, they’re mighty effective while actually smelling quite pleasant.

Each refill will last you over 2 weeks, so it’s pretty cost-effective as well.

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Invest in a Mosquito Trap that Works

Want a pain-less way to not only keep mosquitoes away from you, but to ensure that any misfortunate blood-sucker that dares enter your house gets zapped to oblivion?

Meet the Pest Sentry.

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This is the ultimate mosquito killer. It’s got UV lights that broadcast light from all 4 sides, luring mosquitoes and other flying annoyances toward the light and then zapping them immediately.

You don’t need to wear chemicals or chase mosquitoes around the house – just turn on the Pest Sentry and you’re good to go.

Get it here!

Get Cozy with a Fan

Mosquitoes aren’t stronger fliers. In fact, they can’t fly when wind gusts exceed 10 miles per hour.

This mean that on hot summer nights, you can keep yourself cool and keep mosquitoes away by creating your very own windstorm with a rotating fan.

Set it on “high” and it’ll be more than sufficient to blow the little buggers away.

Extra perk? Fans help dissipate the CO2 you exhale and reduce your body heat – both things that attract mosquitoes.

It’s practically a mosquito invisibility shield.

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