How to Use Vinegar as Protection From Mosquitoes

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A mosquito bite can be difficult not to itch.
A mosquito bite can be difficult not to itch. (Image: Hemera Technologies/AbleStock.com/Getty Images)

Vinegar is a standard household product that has many different uses. Two of its main uses are as a food product and a cleaning agent. However, vinegar can also be helpful when mosquitoes are a problem near your home. Apple cider vinegar can help prevent some mosquitoes from biting in the first place, while white vinegar can protect the area around you. Applying vinegar also helps to relieve the itching associated with mosquito bites that do happen.

Things You'll Need

  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Spray bottle
  • White vinegar

Pour 2 tbsp. of apple cider vinegar in an empty spray bottle. Fit the rest of the bottle with water and shake gently.

Spray the mixture on your skin before going outside.

Fill another bottle with white vinegar, which does not need any water mixed into it.

Spray the white vinegar on surfaces outside of your home where you're going to be in order to achieve a second layer of protection.

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