We can all agree that mosquitoes are one of the most annoying insects in the world.
When they are present in the yard it doesn’t really matter whether you are preparing a barbecue or you are relaxing by the pool, they will ruin your experience! In addition, mosquitoes are carrying many different types of allergies and even some types of viruses including Zika virus.
No matter how annoying and potentially dangerous mosquitoes are, there is one thing related to them that is even worse – commercial mosquito repellents.
These repellents are packed with a myriad of chemicals and toxins that can affect your health whenever you inhale the content. In addition, they are also quite expensive.
But, there is a smooth solution for this issue – coffee grounds.
According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), coffee grounds act as an extremely efficient, natural bug repellent. They will keep you safe from mosquitoes, bees and wasps.
Most of the bugs have an extremely sophisticated sense of smell and it turns out that the strong scent of burning coffee grounds is something that they want to smell.
How to Use This Natural Repellent?
The procedure is quite simple. Take a bowl and pour fresh or used coffee grounds in it. After that, cover the bowl with an aluminum foil and leave it in a cool and dark place and wait until the coffee grounds become completely dried.
Next, put the coffee grounds on a flat surface outside of your home and burn them in the same way as incense. In case you want to prevent mosquitoes from entering your home, just open then windows. In case you want to keep your guests and family safe from mosquitoes outside, put the bowl in the middle and let it burn.
Those who are still having problems with mosquitoes should include a small amount of fresh bay leaf and burn them too.
In case you are trying to cover a large area or the place is windy, it is a good idea to place up to five burning bowls all over the place in order to create a mosquito-free zone.
Via David Wolfe