How do you make mosquito repellent with vinegar?

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asked Jun 13 in Other-Home/Garden by pumpernickle (710 points)
How do you make mosquito repellent with vinegar?

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answered Jun 18 by BEngle (2,140 points)
To make homemade mosquito repellent with vinegar.


Measure 1/3 cup of witch hazel and pour it into a clean spray bottle. Use a funnel if pouring without spilling is difficult.

Measure 1/3 cup of vinegar or apple cider vinegar, adding it to the witch hazel in the spray bottle.

Pour five or six drops of citronella oil into the bottle containing witch hazel and vinegar.

Place the lid back on the bottle, securing tightly. Shake the bottle well.


Spray the solution on exposed skin such as arms or legs immediately before going outside.

To apply to areas such as the back of your neck, spray some into your hand and rub your hand on the spot.


Reapply the homemade repellent as needed every one to three hours.

When you're getting bitten so much and more than others it could be that you're producing odors that are more attractive to the bugs such as mosquitoes.

Several specific factors can attract bugs and mosquitoes to you, including the carbon dioxide you exhale, your body odor, and your body temperature.

A combination of these factors likely makes certain people more attractive to mosquitoes and any other bugs.

Outdoor fans do help to keep bugs away.

When bugs and insects are bugging you and pestering you then using fans such as barrel fans, oscillating fans or even a box fan can help to keep bugs and insects away.

The more powerful the fan the better job it will do at keeping bugs and other insects and including mosquitoes away from you.

I use a barrel fan to keep bugs and mosquitoes away from me outside.

On the patio or porch I use a box fan and oscillating fan which not only keeps me cool but also keeps the mosquitoes and other insects away from me.

The bugs cannot fly properly in the wind of the fan so they get blown away.

They still try to come near you but the fan works to blow them away.

Some bugs may get annoyed themselves and then fly off somewhere else.

Using bug zappers and even co2 traps can also help to keep bugs away including mosquitoes.

Citronella candles and Tiki Torches are also good to keep bugs away.

Another way to keep bugs away is to use a fire pit and have a smoky fire as the bugs hate the smoke and will stay away.
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answered Jul 28 by Omeres (3,030 points)

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