Who does not like to spend evenings on the balcony? Perhaps, if it is spacious enough, even install a table and eat. To spoil these pleasant plans there are always them, the ubiquitous and annoying mosquitoes.

There are many ways to keep mosquitoes at bay, from skin repellents to chemical sprays to electronic devices. Few people know, however, that one natural ingredient, coffee, is enough to greet mosquitoes forever.

The aroma of coffee, in fact, is unbearable for some insects, including mosquitoes, so they will move away from it. Below, we explain different ways to use coffee to keep mosquitoes away.

Coffee spray

Prepare coffee as you normally do and mix it with an equal amount of water. To increase the effect, also add a little vinegar.

Pour the mixture into a spray bottle and spray the solution into the corners of your balcony, patio or windows. This remedy will create an invisible barrier that will keep mosquitoes out.

Coffee grounds

Save the coffee grounds and let them dry thoroughly. Then put it in a saucer covered with aluminum foil and, using a lighter or a match, light the coffee, being very careful not to burn yourself.

Do this in a safe place to avoid possible accidents.

Obviously, the coffee will not generate a flame, but a lot of smoke and it will be the latter to keep mosquitoes away.

In stagnant water

Mosquitoes breed in areas where stagnant water is present, such as the saucers of our plants.

Put coffee grounds in areas where there is standing water to give mosquito larvae less of a chance to develop. Also, mosquito eggs are drawn to the surface of the water and deprived of oxygen by the coffee grounds, so they will die.

On the soil of plants

Sprinkle the coffee grounds on top of the soil of the plants. In addition to having a fertilizing action, it will protect the plants from ants and other insects.

Coffee grounds will also help keep mosquitoes away.