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Burning Coffee Grounds to Keep Mosquitoes Away

Mosquitoes are a public nuisance. When coffee grounds are burned, they release a chemical compound into the air that mosquitoes hate to smell. 

Here's how you can burn coffee grounds to keep the mosquitoes away

What you'll need -Coffee Grounds -Aluminum Foil  -Lighter or Match

Take dried coffee grounds that have been recently brewed and place them in aluminum foil. 

You can use aluminum foil plate or place aluminum foil in a glass plate. 

Light the coffee ground with a match or lighter, similar to lighting a candle. You can add a couple drops of lighter fluid if you are finding it difficult to light. 

The coffee grounds will create a small smoke. As they burn, the aroma will be released into the air, creating a natural barrier against mosquitoes.

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