He Burns Coffee Grounds In His Backyard. The Reason Why Is Genius!


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 too lots of mosquitos pestering you? Add some fresh bay leaf to the coffee premises and 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?

Click to WATCH: He Burns Coffee Grounds In His Backyard. The Reason Why Is Genius!


  1. Pretty hard to dry out the coffe grounds if they are covered during the process. The results will be moldy grounds.

    • i keep wildflowers and honeysuckle in my yard, to attract honey bees (the ones we need) and hummingbirds….but i dont want them around my picnics, kids or animals! Also allergic, with the cost of Eppie pens now days, dont need no chance of bigger bees, like wasp, hornets borrers living nowhere arnd me. But im all about the “green”, recycle and saving money, so NO chemicals used in this household

      • I keep all kinds of plants that attract pollinators too and totally agree with you. you can spread the coffee grounds around the plants or ground and it will repel ants and crawling insects too.

        • L ike bees,ants are also pollinators, if it bothers you inside your home or your yard, leave a couple table spoons of old crystallised honey or fresh in a flat large diameter plate or baking dish , as far away as you can, but still within home parameters, out of your dog’s way. You can also substitute crystallised granulated brown sugar for honey. You will have to roster your kids to do this every 2 days, without fail. All manner of ants will take turns and stay around those parts, will be too busy to bother you, they have found an all season take away!

    • You can have the bees, then. I do not want them in my yard, buzzing around my house and stinging my grandkids when they come over. I hate bees. And wasps. And mosquitoes. But I love dogs! 🙂

  2. I use them as a body scrub – amazing. I keep a closed container in the fridge and after a few days rake them with a fork. The majority is dry and would only need an hour or so in the sun prior to using as a repellant.

  3. take a shopping plastic preferbly grey one like walmart bag stuff with other bags make a small ball oblong shape tie it to corners of house or trees the bees, wasp (especially) carpenter bees also will not build next anywhere near this bag. Kinda looks like what it suppose to a HORNETS NEST they eat these other bees and such. It does work. I rarely find a nest of wasp around my house. No bags make some out of grey cloth seam sides stuff the hang. same results

  4. Call me crazy but I’m thinking this method as presented can should be the catalyst of a fire incident. Perhaps they could have burned the coffee grounds in a something besides “3-4-5…..maybe 6” pieces of tin foil then set the “grounds a blaze” and let the wind carry the smoke. May want to tweak this video just “a little”.

  5. If you can plug in an electric fan, put it on low speed, and point it at where you are sitting, all flying bugs will be put off by the blowing fan and you may sit undisturbed with a gentle breeze protecting you. We use a fan on our deck for this purpose daily during bug season. Enjoy.

  6. He never mentions that he puts a single chunk of charcoal in the grounds. How doe he ignite the single piece of charcoal.

  7. Light the charcoal with a stick lighter (those long BBQ lighters). You want the grounds to smolder so the charcoal will do that for you.


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