How Do I Make a Homemade Mosquito Fogger?

Make a homemade mosquito fogger with potassium nitrate and table sugar. Mix two parts sugar and three parts potassium nitrate, and then cook it until the sugar begins to darken. Pour the mixture onto tin foil to keep mosquitoes away for a few days.

A combination of different repelling methods helps reduce the odds of being bitten by a mosquito. After making the homemade fogger, use a mix of essential oils to help protect any exposed skin. Mosquitoes respond to various scents that are used in natural repellents. Citronella candles are popular because they are made from lemon-scented plants. Growing plants that have natural lemon scents can also help keep mosquitoes away from the home. Lemon balm, for example, is full of essential oils that can be used in liquid repellents. Crush the lemon balm plants and rub them onto exposed skin.

Essential oils found in catnip also repel mosquitoes. Studies from Iowa State University report that the oils in catnip can be more effective than DEFT, which is found in most synthetic repellents. Because catnip and lemon balm both have strong scents, using these essential oils can help those who do not like the scent of a homemade fogger.