I recently linked to an eHow article on how to keep mosquitoes away using home remedies. I tried almost all of them and they kind-of made an impact...I particularly liked shoving drier sheets in my sons pockets and pinning them to his clothes - it helped a bit, but this kid is a mosquito magnet. I'm not kidding. Right now he has roughly 20, no exaggeration - 20 bites on his body! So these home remedies just weren't cutting it. Staying inside is just not an option! His major energy rush happens every evening right at that early evening mosquito hour between 4 and 6 p.m. If I don't let him out of the house to run and play ... the house is torn up and we are at our wits end!
I gave up on the home remedies and bought Raid's Yard Guard Mosquito Fogger. I go out back and spray everything down 15 minutes before we go outside and voila!!! not a bug in sight!!! Not one! I realize this is poison I'm spraying around, but bugs be damned...my son is NOT getting sick from mosquito bites! I'm careful not to spray anything he plays with or touches...spraying the parimeter is all it takes. Raid claims this stuff works for six hours, but it's more like two to three hours. So, if you need to eradicate those mosquitoes... screw the catnip, the citrus plants and the drier sheets...just buy the Raid Yard Guard Mosquito Fogger.