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06/22/2012 05:28 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

How To Get Rid Of Mosquitoes: Testing 11 Homemade Remedies

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Reach for the calamine lotion, it's mosquito season.

Mosquitoes are out in full force right now because warm weather allows a mosquito egg to become an adult in less than a week. Mosquitoes can infect millions of people every year and with over 150 species of mosquitoes in North America (over 3,000 in the world), these pesky critters can really put a damper on summer fun!

The thing is, we're not always huge fans of conventional mosquito repellants on the market, which often irritate the skin. In the interest of seeing if there are chemical-free remedies, we've tested the following ways to get rid of mosquitoes. What worked and what should be left to the garden? Find out below.

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Testing 11 Ways To Get Rid Of Mosquitoes
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