Mosquito Repellent Home Remedy

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Every year as warm weather approaches, so do large hordes of mosquitos intent on taking your juicy blood. Are you going to take that? Hell no! Often a time I will joke about the mosquitoes around my house being the size of birds, and they definitely tend to flock in the same manner. So as a result, it has become a sort of mission, if you will, to eradicate these annoying bloodsuckers from my household. Before I set out on this mission I wanted to make sure I would abide by one rule, my solution must be entirely natural and chemical free. Without further adieu, here is my solution to mosquitoes in a 100% natural way.


This recipe works incredibly well; it’s actually surprising how effective this mix really is. This would probably also be good for tick-infested areas as it is quite strong. This recipe actually has some history behind it, supposedly being used by thieves during the black plague to keep from falling ill. Chances are they probably survived, and mosquito’s reactions are anything to go off of anyhow! It’s also really really cheap, you may already have the ingredients in your kitchen! If pests persist, visit Reliance Pest Control for a free quote.


Disclaimer: When wet, this stuff stinks!


Vinegar of the Four Thieves Insect Repellent Ingredients

  • 1 32 ounce bottle of Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 TBSP each of dried Sage, Rosemary, Lavender, Thyme and Mint
  • At least quart size glass jar with airtight lid

How to Make the Vinegar of the Four Thieves Insect Repellent

  1. Put the vinegar and dried herbs into large glass jar.
  2. Seal tightly and store on counter or place you will see it daily. Shake well each day for 2-3 weeks.
  3. After 2-3 weeks, strain the herbs out and store in spray bottles or tincture bottles, preferably in fridge.
  4. To use on skin, dilute to half with water in a spray bottle and use as needed.
  5. Use whenever you need serious bug control!