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How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes in Yard for Party

Getting rid of mosquitoes from your yard, so that you can enjoy being outside, or even hosting a party in the warm weather without the uninvited pests can be a challenge. Together we can explore how to get rid of mosquitoes in the yard, I have a few great ideas to share with you that will help decrease the mosquito activity so that you can enjoy being outside without the uninvited pests bothering you.

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No one wants to get mosquito bites while enjoying outdoor events. Especially if you live in northern states, you spend all the cool months looking forward to being outside in the summer, and then the mosquitoes come and ruin your fun.

The mosquito population comes and goes depending on the weather. Using a few simple solutions around your home will help you to decrease the chance of mosquito larvae hatching and will help you to decrease the overall mosquito population in your yard so that you can enjoy the warm summer months.

The Best Mosquito Repellents

Let’s explore together a few ideas that will help you to rate your mosquito infestation, so you can enjoy being outside and even hosting parties in the warm weather. There are a few natural solutions, as well as sprays that you can use around your home outside, to decrease the mosquito population.

After these different ideas are presented on how to get rid of mosquitoes in the yard for a party or just in general, my hope is that you can select the best option for your situation. It can be a simple solution, or you can try a few different options and see which one works the best for you.

Remove Standing Water

Standing water, or stagnant water is one of the most common reasons you might have a breeding ground for mosquitoes right in your backyard. It can be a pond, or a water feature like bird baths that allow mosquitoes to lay their larvae, which will eventually grow into adult mosquitoes.

In order to decrease your mosquito population, you will want to remove any standing water on your property. Doing this is the first and best step to decrease your mosquito population.

Mosquito-Repelling Plants

Did you know that some plants can help to repel mosquitoes? There are several different great plant options that will help to keep mosquitoes away from your outdoor area. You might even want to plant some of these around your outdoor seating area to help keep mosquitoes away all year long. 

Some of the best types of plants, that will help keep mosquitoes away include the following:




Bee balm





Crane’s Bill

Cymbopogon Nardus


Floss flower




Lemon balm

Lemon Thyme









Scented Geraniums

Each of these plants can help you find an active natural repellent against the mosquito population. Planting these plants where you are hoping to have your party, or where you gather outside will help to decrease your mosquito problem in general, if not make it go away completely. 

Citronella Candles

Another great, and non-invasive option to help decrease mosquitoes in the yard, is to burn citronella candles around your party area. These are great additions to your patio because they will help to provide an ambiance for your party as well as keep the mosquitoes away.

Citronella candles are made with citronella, which is one of the plants outlined above that helps to keep mosquitoes away. This is why the citronella candles work so well, to prevent mosquitoes from coming near the candles.

Essential Oils

There are also some essential oils that will help to keep your uninvited guests out. They are based on plant oils that repel mosquitoes. The two best oils to use our citronella oil or lemongrass oil. Both will prevent mosquitoes from coming near these oils.

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Bug Sprays

Bug sprays are another option that you might consider. There’s the kind of insect repellent that you can spray on the ground around the area where you intend to gather. Another is a personal repellent that can be sprayed on each individual.

For maximum effectiveness, consider using a DEET spray. However, there are mixed concerns about using DEET spray, so don’t worry if you prefer not to use this kind of bug spray. There are many other options you can consider.

Turn on Fans

Another option for your outdoor party is to turn on fans. These can help so that there are fewer mosquitoes in the area because they do not like to be around the outdoor fans that circulate air. Make sure to set the fans in areas so that they will not be in the way and are out of reach of children.

Garlic Spray

If you’re looking for a natural alternative mosquito spray, then you might consider using this garlic spray. There are a few different ways you can make these natural mosquito repellents using garlic juice. Some different versions include mixing the garlic juice with mint, Listerine, apple cider vinegar, or peppermint. Simply combine the ingredients in a spray bottle then spray around the yard. 

You can determine which of these natural remedies you prefer to make into your mosquito spray. It may depend on which natural remedies you have on hand or are able to find.

Another good option is to use a garlic spray that is in a concentrated form. You can buy this garlic concentrate online or in some larger grocery stores. This spray can then be used around yards to help repel mosquitoes and other unwanted pests. 

Mow the Grass

Another way to help get rid of mosquitoes in the yard is to mow the grass before hand. Tall grass attracts mosquitoes, so mowing it before you can help to decrease the number of mosquitoes present in your yard.

Coffee Grounds

Coffee grounds also help to repel mosquitoes and prevent mosquitoes from laying mosquito eggs. Mosquitoes can’t stand the smell of the strong coffee grounds, no matter if they are fresh, burnt, or anything in between. Sprinkling a few coffee grounds around your plants, patio, or other areas where you gather together is a great way to help repel mosquitoes from the area.

Mosquito Traps

Another option is to buy mosquito traps or bug zappers. While these do not necessarily keep mosquitoes away, they do kill any mosquitoes that come near.

Bat Houses

Bats and other birds are some natural predators of mosquitoes. You can put some bat houses up around your yard, to draw bats, which will help to defeat the mosquito population in your area.

Lemon Balm

Lemon balm is a type of plant, whose leaves help to repel mosquitoes. You can take some leaves of the lemon balm, and rub it on your skin, and the lemon scent will help to keep the mosquitoes away. You can also make a bug spray out of the balm if desired as well. And planting it around your yard will serve as a natural mosquito repellent.

Mosquito Net

Mosquito nets are typically used as a bed covering. When camping or sleeping outdoors, you may consider using a mosquito net especially if you are gathering outside in the yard in small areas, and not having much success removing your mosquitoes.

Mosquito Coils

Another option would be to try using mosquito coils in your outdoor area. Essentially this is a type of burner, that especially uses the citronella scent, to help repel mosquitoes. If you’re looking for a simple solution, then trying mosquito coils might be a good option for you. You can find them in some stores, in the outdoor section, or you can purchase them online.

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Mosquito Magnet

A mosquito magnet is a newer device, that uses carbon dioxide to trap and kill mosquitoes and other biting insects. While it is a more costly solution, it is advertised as being able to be used right away, you have to do is plug it in.

Contact A Pest Control Company

Another solution to getting rid of mosquitoes in the yard, is to contact a pest control company to come out and spray for mosquito control. This might be a good option if you have an especially high infestation of mosquitoes. 

Depending on what the company sprays it can last a couple of weeks or a couple of months. This allows you to enjoy most of the warm weather without being bothered by the unwanted pests.

What is the Best Way

The best way to remove pesky mosquitoes will depend on your specific situation, preferences, and how bad the mosquito population is. Some of the most effective ways to get rid of unwanted mosquitoes is to use spray in the yard. 

There are other great options which include mosquito repellent plants, natural oils, sprays, or also use a natural alternative. This way you don’t have to worry about all of the chemicals, and what they might do to your family. 

Hopefully, you have found an idea or two outlined above, to try getting rid of mosquitoes for your yard party.

Remove Items to Decrease Mosquitoes

It’s important to point out that in addition to adding mosquito repellent items, there are a few things you should consider removing from the premises, which will also help to decrease the mosquito population in your yard.

Garbage Cans. Garbage cans can be an area where mosquitoes choose to lay their eggs, especially garbage cans that are kept outdoors, in the rain. It’s a good idea to move the garbage cans to a different area so that you don’t have to worry about them contributing to your mosquito problem.

Avoid Weedy Areas. If you have any weedy areas in your yard, you want to avoid hosting or gathering your party in these areas. Likely areas with weeds growing will attract mosquitoes more than freshly mowed portions.

Potted Plants. Potted plants can also be another source of mosquitoes that are less thought about. In order to avoid mosquitoes gathering in your potted plants, you can bring the potted plants inside when it rains.

Old Tires. Old tires that may be lying around are another source of mosquitoes. Mosquitoes like to make the old tires into a habitat to hatch their eggs, so removing them from your private property is an important step to decrease the mosquito population.

When gathering for a party in your outdoor space or simply enjoying the warm weather outdoors, it’s a good idea to remove any of these items from your premises so that you can decrease the mosquito population. It just takes a few simple steps to help fight unwanted mosquitoes in your yard.

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Removing Mosquitoes in the Yard

There’s nothing more frustrating than pesky insects like mosquitoes inviting themselves to your backyard barbecue. There are a few different ways that you can easily remove mosquitoes from your yard before you host any kind of outdoor entertaining. 

Thank you so much for stopping by to check out how to get rid of mosquitoes in the yard for a party. I hope that you have found something helpful, and have a few ideas to try!

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