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How to Make Homemade Natural Mosquito Insecticide

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Overview

Mosquitoes can put a damper on any picnic or outdoor event. Not only do the bites they leave behind cause a terrible itch, but they can also transfer diseases to their human host. If you are planning a day or evening outdoors in warm weather, you will want to be armed with a homemade insecticide that has the power to kill mosquitoes. This insecticide is safe to use around children and pets.

Step 1

Pour the water and dish soap into an empty spray bottle. This is the base of the insecticidal spray.

Step 2

Add the Neem oil and the eucalyptus essential oil and stir. Neem oil is a natural insecticide, and the eucalyptus oil acts as a repellent.

Step 3

Spray directly on any mosquito you see, or the area where you plan to have a picnic. The mosquitoes will die instantly, and the smell of the spray will keep more mosquitoes from coming to the area. Repeat as needed.

Tips and Warnings

  • Remove areas of standing water; they are breading grounds for mosquitoes.

Things You'll Need

  • Empty spray bottle
  • 1 qt. water
  • 1 tbsp. dish soap
  • 2 tbsp. Neem oil
  • 10 drops eucalyptus essential oil

References

  • Care2: Homemade Insecticidal Soap Spray
  • Earth Easy: Natural Insect Pest Control
  • All Mosquitos: Homemade Mosquito Repellent
Keywords: natural insect repellent, homemade mosquito spray, killing mosquitoes, natural mosquito insecticide

About this Author

Alicia Bodine has been a professional writer for six years. She has produced thousands of articles for online publications such as Demand Studios, Bright Hub, Associated Content and WiseGeek. Bodine is also the current cooking guru for LifeTips. She has received awards for being a top content producer.