We all hate mosquitoes since they can make our perfect barbecue weekend in our backyard a terrible disaster because of the uncontrollable slapping and hitting all over our body. It is even more terrifying to know that these little biters can transmit several viruses like Zika and provoke many allergies.But, the most annoying thing beside mosquitoes are the commercial repellents which are way to expensive and will empty your wallet if you are a kind of person staying outside most of the time during the summer time season.
These commercial repellents can cause more harm than good since they consist a number of chemicals which can provoke respiratory problems if inhaled.
We have the perfect solution for this problem and that is the coffee grounds.
Coffee grounds can be effective natural which keeps many insects like wasps, bees and mosquitoes away from our body, says The Environmental Agency.
Although many people think that insects do not have nose they do have strongly developed sense of smell, so when the coffee grounds is burned it has very strong smell and can drive them crazy.
So how do you use them?
It very simple way, all you need to do is take coffee grounds that are fresh or already used and put them in a bottle covered with aluminum foil. Wrapped like that, leave it in a cool and dark place until it is completely dried.
Next, you place the coffee grounds on a piece of foil or in a bowl and bur it outside in your backyard producing strongly fragrant smoke. If you do this in your home make sure you leave your windows open since the smoke can cause bad cough. If you do this method outside then leave the bowl or foil in a central place burning.
Mosquitoes are still annoying you? There is solution for this too, as putting some fresh bay leaves in the already burning coffee grounds will bother them as well.
If it is large area or the wind is strong then you can place five or more burning bowls in various places covering the area where you sit.
How amazing is this method. You can use it at home or outside without any harming effects on your or your children’s health, and what is even more wonderful is the fact that it is good with your budget and it is all natural.
Watch this video to see the effect of the method.