Yes, I'm dating myself with this one! Paul Harvey had a segment years ago, where he shared this spray recipe.Over the years I think people have forgotten about it. So here it a reminder with photos on how to make it.
Keep Mosquitoes Away With This DIY Spray
Only 3 ingredients are needed:Big bottle of cheap BLUE Mouthwash3 cups of Epsom Salts3 - 12 oz. cans of cheap stale beer
Mix all 3 ingredients together until salt is dissolved.
Start with the bottle of mouthwash
Then add 3 cups Epsom salts
Next add 3 cans stale beer
FYI, start with a large pitcher. I had to switch to a larger one due to lack of space - it's a lot of liquid!
Stir well until salt is thoroughly dissolved
Pour into a spray bottle.
It makes quite a lot.Spray anywhere you sit or hangout outside, it won't harm plants or flowers.I spray it on my window screens from the inside out (so I don't get my windows dirty ;) I spray the deck and walkways throughout the gardens.
As long as it doesn't rain or get washed off it lasts a good amount of time - not necessary to spray each time you go out.
It does make a huge difference in keeping those biters away.Recently I had the Little's here for a few days and we spent a lot of time outside playing.Happy to report no one received a bite.