100 Days of Useful Homesteading Skills: Day 48 – How to Make Mosquito Repellent

Mosquitos are more than a nuisance they are a constant threat on the homestead. They can carry serious disease and many people are very reactive to them.

The science behind who they chose as victims and why is complicated. Some species are drawn to bacteria and sweat, others to hand odors and carbon dioxide.

While it is agreed in the medical community that DEET is effective at keeping them at bay it is also agreed that it is harmful to your health and environment. Many choose to turn to alternative, natural methods instead. Continue reading