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He Burns Coffee Grounds in His Backyard – the Reason Why Is Genius! (Video)

Sunday, May 14, 2017 18:07
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Mosquitos are one of the most annoying things we have to deal with in summer.They can turn the most relaxed of yard barbecues into a craze of swatting and knee-slapping. And after that there are allergies and severe viruses like Zika that can be transmitted by the irritating little buggers.

However you know exactly what sucks much more than mosquitos? Some of the industrial repellants that’ll draw cash from your wallet over the summertime, specifically if you’re the outdoorsy type. Repellants likewise have the tendency to have more than a few hazardous impacts that occur from breathing them in. The option? Believe it or not is coffee grounds!

The EPA says coffee grounds work as a very reliable natural repellant that will keep many insects– consisting of mosquitos, wasps and bees– away. Numerous pests have a very strong sense of smell, and coffee grounds, which are unbelievably strong-smelling when they burn, drive them insane.

So how do you use them?
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 totally.Then, position the grounds (either in a bowl or on a sheet of foil) on a flat location outdoors and burn them like you would incense. If you’re indoors and attempting to keep mosquitos out, open your windows. If you’re utilizing this method at an outdoor event, simply leave the bowl burning in a central location.Still lots of mosquitos pestering you? Add some fresh bay leaves to the coffee grounds burn them together.

If it’s a windy day or the area you’re attempting to de-bug is huge, you might want to put 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, low-cost, and you don’t need to spray all sorts of chemicals on yourself or your kids.

Want to see the trick in action? have a look at the video below:


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  • 2QIK4U

    Citrus is much cheaper and works fine and smells nice.. I believe coffee would work but I’d rather drink it for the price it is..

    • 2QIK4U

      Plus I believe it would also drive humans away.. It would frigging stink!

      • Dan59

        Maybe that’s the rub. Run off the people, no mosquito’s. Pure genius!

  • Reaper

    how would you get it to burn

  • dakota

    2QIK4U: It says “Used” coffee grounds. You’d only throw it out.
    How would u get it to burn? You dried it. Light it, like they said….like incense.

    My father once read in a newspaper, to put coffee grounds in your garden. Why, I don’t know.
    So every day for months, maybe even a year, he snuck the used coffee grounds out of the place he worked, in his lunch pail. He took the grounds from the surrounding departments as well. Everyday his lunch pail was full of coffee grounds. Imagine the guard on duty, when he asked Cy to open his lunch pail at the gate, (to make sure the employees didn’t steal anything). I’m surprised the guard didn’t call the guys in the white coats with the strait jackets.

    Anyway, one day he had tons of used coffee grounds and he spread them out in his garden all along the front of the house (layers and layers of them) where he had planted evergreen bushes and some kind of flowering plants.

    He had the best looking manicured garden anywhere. He watered the coffee grounds too, with a light spray. Every day. Thus renewing the strong coffee smell daily. Gorgeous. Perfection. No weeds. However, the entire street smelled like coffee, all summer long. The minute you turned onto the street (of about 30 houses), you’d smell freshly brewed coffee.

    Yeah, you wanted coffee and you wanted it right now and you wanted it all day and night. It was a riot.

    My mom (and all the neighbors) couldn’t open their windows for fresh air (unless they loved the smell of coffee). I’m surprised they didn’t lynch him.

    When I arrived there, I followed the smell, getting stronger and stronger as I got closer to the door.
    I said, to my Mom, “what the hell is going on”? She cracked up laughing, and said, it’s your father and one of his cockamaymee ideas he read in the Boston Globe again.

    This occurred about 30+ years ago or so, some time after he made the awful root beer recipe and the gross frozen banana recipe dipped in chocolate that he also got from none other than the Boston Globe.

    We should have taken his Boston Globe subscription away.

    Don’t laugh. How many of your father’s tried this awful stuff, and made you kids drink it and eat it? huh?

    I have to go now. I want to try the burning coffee that keeps away mosquitoes, flies and bees.

    Hey, Dad, I have I got something for you! …..and I didn’t get it from the Boston Globe.

  • Sue Rosenorn

    What a fantastic idea. Plus its like roasted coffee.

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