Does Vinegar Repel Mosquitoes?

Does vinegar repel mosquitoes, or is it just heresy or old wives’ tales being peddled to gardeners who need to eliminate these insects?

So Does Vinegar Keep Mosquitoes Away?

Yes, vinegar works to keep mosquitoes away due to its overpowering smell of vinegar.  The only vinegar that does not help with repelling mosquitoes is white vinegar. On its own, it is not effective; you must mix it with water for it to work.

Vinegar In A Glass The smell that the vinegar releases keeps the mosquitoes away. In addition, if you place a full vinegar glass next to a window, it functions as a major way of keeping mosquitoes away from your home.

How To Use Vinegar To Repel Mosquitoes

Vinegar And Citronella Repellent You can prepare a homemade vinegar bug repellant by combining vinegar with citronella.  Citronella is a wonderful natural product that repels small insects.  Mosquitoes cannot stand the citrus fragrance of citronella.

Repellent Of Vinegar And Eucalyptus Oil Mix 1/3 cup of vinegar plus 1/3 cup of alcohol and 10 drops of eucalyptus essential oil. Pour this mixture into a spray- bottle and spray it at the mosquito-infested areas!

Vinegar offers short-term and limited help when fighting against bugs and mosquitoes.  It cannot be used on its own as a long-term solution for mosquito infestation.


Does Vinegar Repel Mosquitoes?