NJ mosquito season brings alternative repellants

New Jerseyans are looking into some new alternatives to keeping those persistent mosquitos away.

New Jerseyans are looking into some new alternatives to keeping those persistent mosquitos away. (7/11/13)

EDISON - New Jersey residents are looking into some new alternatives to keeping those persistent mosquitoes away.

Diana Fonseca, of the Rutgers Center for Vector Biology, says the season is just getting started. "The normal dynamic of these mosquitoes is they start increasing around end of July," she says.

There are traditional fixes like citronella candles and sprays. YouTube offers a long list of do-it-yourself concoctions.

Then there are the more natural and even creative methods like lavender, mint and mouthwash.

Since none of the tricks are proven, experts say you should use what works best for you. Homeowners should also rid their property of standing water to discourage breeding.
 

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