What is the Best Mosquito Repellent to Use In Anna?

December 12, 2021


For as far back as we can tell, man has been fighting against mosquitoes. For centuries, humanity has struggled to find methods to deter these pests from biting. Native Americans would use sweetgrass and other herbs to create scents that mosquitoes didn’t like. Today, you can find mosquito repellants at most stores in Anna, Texas. The question is, what product works best and which should you use to keep these pests away? Here is what we know about mosquito repellants and how to choose one for yourself.

Close up image of a mosquito on skin.

Mosquito Repellants With DEET

There have been many arguments over which mosquito repellant is the most effective. From our research, it seems like DEET is a strong contender as the best option. Products that contain DEET have been proven to have a strong effect on deterring mosquitoes and are especially effective against pests like black flies and ticks. As for what DEET product you should pick, there are many on the market. We recommend trying a few and seeing which one you mind using the least, based on its scent, feel, and effectiveness.

Mosquito Repellants With Picaridin

Mosquito repellants that contain picaridin are equally effective as products that have DEET. The biggest difference that studies have found is that products with picaridin have more of an effect on controlling no-see-um pests like sand flies and other biting insects that you will feel but not see. Just like with DEET products, we recommend trying some different options and finding a spray containing picaridin that smells/feels comfortable and is effective for you.

Natural Mosquito Repellants 

One option many people choose to go with is natural-based mosquito repellants. You can find natural repellants at most local stores or you can make some yourself. Here are a few plants that will help to deter mosquitoes if you process them down into a more potent version of themselves. 

  • Lavender
  • Marigolds
  • Citronella grass
  • Catnip
  • Rosemary
  • Basil
  • Scented geraniums
  • Mint
  • Allium
  • Sage
  • Floss flower
  • Bee balm

Other Ways To Deter Mosquitoes

Using mosquito repellants is a helpful way to deter mosquitoes, but it will not guarantee that you will not be bitten by these pests. To increase your chances to avoid mosquito bites, here are seven other strategies that will keep these pests away.

  1. Wear light-colored clothing if you plan on spending time outdoors.
  2. Avoid mosquito-dense areas like swamps, marshlands, and other locations with lots of stagnant water.
  3. Limit your time spent outdoors when mosquitoes are most active: during dusk and dawn.
  4. Keep in mind that your carbon dioxide and body heat attract mosquitoes when exercising outdoors.
  5. Install fans around your outdoor lounging areas. Mosquitoes are notoriously bad flyers and will have a hard time landing on you to feed when there is a light breeze.
  6. Eliminate sources of water build-up around your property after it rains.
  7. Replace the water in birdbaths or ornate pools once every four days or invest in units that self circulate the water.

One Strategy To Protect Your Property Against Mosquitoes

If you don’t want to, you don’t have to wear mosquito repellant if you stay on your property. There is a better and easier way to keep these pests away. Hire the experts at EcoArmor Pest Defense for reliable pest control. We will treat your property for ticks and mosquitoes with a product that will eliminate these pests before they bite you. If you have an outdoor event center you want mosquito-free, we also offer single service visits.  

Contact our team now to walk through your options for service and schedule your Anna yard to be treated for invasive and dangerous mosquitoes.




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