Do you have mosquitoes running rampant in your Indiana yard? Surprisingly, a little beer might fix that problem.

Is it just me or does it feel like the mosquitoes are out bad this year? I can't walk my dog in the backyard without being bit a billion times by those little boogers. As I sit here typing this out, I am fighting the urge to scratch said mosquito bites. We all know how irritating and annoying they can be. Who really sprays Off on them every time they go outside? Especially if it's just for five minutes?

Mosquito on human hand.
Jonathan Austin Daniels

Maybe you have tried citronella candles while sitting on your patio. That helps for sure. Perhaps you have lemongrass or peppermint plants in your yard to help keep the mosquitoes away. Somehow it seems that they are all only so effective. It's always good to have another way to keep the mosquitoes away from you while you're hanging out in your yard. A few years ago, I shared a post about how beer can actually be useful in keeping mosquitoes away. Since we are in the middle of mosquito season, I figured now would be a good time to share this simple and cheap DIY mosquito repellent. It’s not harmful to children, your pets, or your plants. And according to them, it really works.

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DIY Beer Mosquito Repellant

Who knew that beer could help keep mosquitoes away? It's true. You can create your own mosquito repellant where one of the main ingredients is BEER! Now I know, it's a shame to waste a beer like that, but if it helps get those skeeters away, it's a necessary evil. So, in order to make this repellant, you will need three ingredients:

  1. One large bottle of blue mouthwash
  2. 3 cups of Epsom salt
  3. 3 stale cans of beer

Simple enough, right? Here is how you should make the repellent:

  • Open up your three cans of beer and leave them on the counter overnight so they will get flat.
  • The next day, mix the bottle of mouthwash, Epsom salt, and beer together in a large pitcher.
  • Spray the mixture around your lawn and patio to get rid of mosquitoes.
  • I have tried this DIY repellant in the past and it seemed to have worked for my yard, so I figured now would be a good time to share this again with you to remind you how to make it. You might have most of the ingredients at home already, so it should be a cheap DIY project.

    Oh, and you can also use coffee grounds to keep mosquitoes away this summer too. Click here to find out how.

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