Though mosquitos are tiny creatures, they have the capability to spread fatal diseases like Zika, malaria, dengue, chikungunya, yellow fever etc. Mosquitos are summer insects that will be out in full force in search of food i.e. Blood. However, with some useful methods in place, you can simply stop them from entering your premises, and thus not becoming their prey.
Mosquitos are very fond of carbon dioxide. They detect their hosts when they exhale carbon dioxide. Taking advantage of this fact, we can arrange some substances such as Dry Ice that are known to emit a lot of carbon dioxide. This way these mosquitos will get attracted to the dry ice that’s put inside a container. Once all these mosquitos are into the container, close the lid. Although, this method of trapping mosquitos is very time consuming, but it is an effective way too.
Mosquitos being so close to humans have also liking for beer. Catch them by making beer bait for these pests. Fill a bowl with bear and place this container at any place in your house. These mosquitos will get attracted towards the beer and eventually you can close the lid of the bowl once they are in. This method somehow works but if you are also taking it, expect to be bitten.
Stagnant water acts as a breeding ground for these mosquitos. If you have some stagnant water outside your house, sprinkle some coffee grounds over it. The eggs present in stagnant water will come to the surface of water as they repel coffee grounds. Eventually, they will be deprived of oxygen as they come out. This method kills the mosquitos before they get hatched and also prevent them from breeding.
There are also many natural ways to keep the insects and mosquitos away from your house. One way is to plants as many as mosquito repellent plants in your yard. Not only does these plants prevent mosquitos to enter your house but also make your landscape incredibly awesome. Marigolds, Citronella, Catnip, Lavender, Rosemary, Basil, Lemon balm are few to name.
Mosquitos love dark colours. People wearing dark colours are more susceptible to bites than people wearing light colours. However, by wearing light coloured stuff doesn’t stop them from biting you, it is just that the extent is less.
Mosquito traps are easily available in the market or you can make one at home. To prepare a trap, first and foremost thing you need is a plastic bottle. You also need some brown sugar. Cut this plastic bottle into a half. Mix brown sugar with water and make sure it mixes well. When the mixture cools down, put it in the bottle (half bottle). Add some yeast to the mixture and put the funnel part of plastic bottle into the other half in upside down direction. After this, wrap a black tape around the plastic bottle but the top should not be covered. Put the bottle at the mosquito prone areas of your house. The solution inside the bottle should be changed after every two weeks.
Just in case you are looking for an instant home remedy to get rid of these mosquitoes, make use of camphor. Close all door and windows of your room. Light camphor and leave it to burn for about half an hour. After the time elapses, get into the room that is free from any mosquitoes. Also, this is an environmentally friendly way to get rid of these mosquitoes.
Mosquitoes also hate the smell of garlic just like many people. Garlic can be a very strong mosquito repellent if used properly. To make a garlic repellent, crush few cloves of garlic and add water to it. Boil the mixture for some time. Spray the mixture around the room by pouring this mixture into the spray bottle. This remedy will eliminate all the mosquitoes present inside the room. There are certain oils that if applied to the exposed skin areas can present you from mosquito’s bites.
A mixture of lemon and eucalyptus oil when applied on skin acts as a strong and natural mosquito repellent. Lemon and eucalyptus oil should be mixed in equal proportions and mixed well, and then apply onto the exposes areas of skin.
We have already discussed such plants which if planted in the yard can act as a natural mosquito repellent. Citronella oil also works the same way. All you need is to apply this oil all over the body or you can pour the oil into the spray bottle and sprinkle the oil in the areas prone to mosquitoes.
This herbal remedy is known for its anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-protozoan features. All you need is to mix Indian lilac and coconut oil in the ratio of 1:1 and apply all over the body. The mixture has a strong smell and helps in keeping mosquitos away from your body for hours.
JThe odour of mint is something that most of us adore a lot. But mosquitoes feel suffocated in such environment. Taking advantage of its smell, mint oil can be used to repel the mosquitos. Spray it or apply it or simply grow them, in all cases they stop mosquitoes from entering your premises.
JJust like mint, the smell of lavender oil can keep mosquitoes away. They work as efficiently as a chemical agent would do. The strong odour of mosquitoes is intolerable for mosquitoes. Therefore, by spraying this oil in the room you can get rid of all the mosquitoes. Alternatively, you can also apply the oil on the exposed skin areas in order to keep these pests away.
Tea tree oil is wonder oil that can help you in getting rid of mosquitoes. To make effective use of this oil, you need to add some water to this. After mixing apply the mixture of oil on the parts of your body.
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