1.  Plants To Keep Mosquitoes Away

Some plants and flowers secrete a smell, which is unpleasant to mozzies. Try placing pots of these aromatic plants around your outdoor entertainment areas, or even inside your home:

  • Catnip (pictured above)
  • Lavender
  • Feverfew
  • Citronella
  • Lemon balm

2. Home-Made Mosquito Repellent

Bug spray
This homemade mosquito repellent is not only great for you, but will also keep those nippy pests from annoying your pets.


  • 15 drops of lavender oil
  • 3 tablespoons of pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup of lemon juice
  • Distilled water


  1. Put lavender oil, vanilla extract and lemon juice in to a spray bottle.
  2. Tip the bottle upside down and back again to mix.
  3. Fill the rest of the bottle with distilled water and shake to combine.
  4. Spray on your skin or clothing, keeping it out of your eyes.

3. Mosquito Coils

Insect Coil
A mosquito coil is a type of incense, which when lit will help repel mozzies from the area. Normally found in a spiral shape, mosquito coils can also be found in tins and can be found in most grocery and hardware stores.

4. Insect Screens

Insect Screen
Installing insect screens to your windows, doors and outdoor entertainment areas will help keep mosquitoes out of where you don’t want them.
If you already have insect screens installed, ensure you regularly check them for holes and peeling at the edges.
You can find a reliable insect screen installer on LocalSearch.

5. Hire A Professional

Living in an area with stagnant water, such as still creeks, ponds or dams may increase your chances of a mosquito infestation. If you have had it with these pests, call a professional to help manage the problem.

These pest control companies will be able to help you eliminate your mozzie or insect problem in no time:

C.P.R Pest Management 
Get your pest problem under control with the skilled team at C.P.R Pest Management. Their services include:

  • Pest control
  • Termite eradication
  • Pre-purchase inspections

The products used by C.P.R Pest Management are both child and pet safe, ensuring the best possible results for your family home.
For your free quote on pest control in the Muswellbrook and Hunter Valley region, visit the C.P.R Pest Management LocalSearch profile page.

Pelican Pest Control
Is your home ridden with nasty pests? The team at Pelican Pest Control service a range of pest solutions across Muswellbrook and Maitland. Their services include:

  • Commercial & domestic pest treatments
  • Termite baiting, monitoring & management
  • Building inspections

Available 7 days a week, the team at Pelican Pest Control has you and your home’s best interest in mind.
To find out how they can handle your pest problems, visit the Pelican Pest Control LocalSearch profile page today.