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3 June 2016
Mosquitos biting & Flies Annoying you at the BBQ ?
They can turn the most relaxed of backyard barbecues into a frenzy of swatting and knee-slapping. And then there are allergies and serious viruses like Zika that can be transmitted by the annoying little buggers.
But you know what sucks even more than mosquitos? Some of the commercial repellants that’ll suck your wallet empty over the summer season, especially if you’re the outdoorsy type.
Easy! Take your used or fresh coffee grounds, put them in a bowl and cover it with aluminum foil. Leave this bowl in a dark, cool place and let the grounds dry completely.
Then, place the grounds (either in a bowl or on a sheet of foil) on a flat area outdoors and burn them like you would incense. If you’re indoors and trying to keep mosquitos out, open your windows. If you’re using this method at an outdoor gathering, just leave the bowl burning in a central place.
Still too many mosquitos plaguing you? Add some fresh bay leaf to the coffee grounds and burn them together.
If it’s a windy day or the area you’re trying to de-bug is large, you may wish to place as many as 5 of these burning bowls around to make sure the area is well covered.
And that’s it! How cool is that? It’s green, cheap, and you don’t have to spray all sorts of chemicals on yourself or your children.