Insects hate the smell of lavender, so if you plant a few lavender plants in your garden they will frequent it a lot less. You can also rub lavender directly on your skin by using some essential oil if you want to keep the mosquitoes at a distance. This is especially nice if you’re about to go to bed because the smell of lavender relaxes people. So, the Zzz sounds will come out your mouth instead of the mosquito’s mouth.
This method might ward off people as well as mosquitoes. Having warned you about that we can confirm that eating a lot of garlic will cause your pores to excrete a smell of garlic. Because of this, you will smell less like human and the mosquitoes will be less tempted to come at you.
Besides lavender, mosquitoes also hate the smell of cloves. You can fill a bowl with water and add some cloves to this. Place this on a table or on your nightstand and the nasty buggers will stay away and bug you a lot less.
If you want to prevent mosquitoes from hanging around your house a lot, you’ll need to make sure that you don’t have any stagnant water around your house. This is where the mosquitoes lay their eggs! Replace bowls of water for pets every day and clean them properly. Another tip is to water your garden or lawn in the morning (but only if you have to – it’s better to save water when it’s hot!). That way, it’ll have all day to dry. Mosquitoes love moisture, so the drier it is around your home, the fewer mosquitoes there will be. You can also use a mosquito net around your bed. And, of course, the good old citronella candles and mosquito repellent spray will help you out as well!