Mosquitoes are everywhere – I mean everywhere. If your area doesn’t get the correct pest control program, then your expectation should be that insects would be present. Although these are just tiny critters, they can actually deal a lot of trouble. How? They actually carry tons of diseases like malaria, dengue, and yellow fever. Those are just the well-known headaches they carry. As a matter of fact, mosquitoes are the most dangerous animal in the world; not snakes, not sharks, but them. In estimation, they k**l around 725, 000 people every year.
So having mosquitoes in your home can cause such nuisance. You can even endanger the lives of your family by just allowing mosquitoes in your place. There are chemically-induced products that would help you eradicate mosquitoes and ease your home. These products however might also be dangerous especially if you have kids around.
So what are the natural ways to get rid of mosquitoes in your house?
Whether it’s your house, your personal space or office, or just a h**g out place, it’s best if you do not have critters like them around. Not only because they carry a lot of diseases but it can be annoying if you’ve been bitten. It’s itchy, it’s hard-to-get-over, and it can cause you pain. So here are our tips on how you can naturally get rid of them.
For this mosquito trap, you will need:
- A plastic bottle;
- Brown Sugar;
- Hot Water;
You can actually buy a mosquito trap or you can make it in the comfort of your own home.
How to make a mosquito trap
Take your plastic bottle and cut it in half. Leave the top part of the bottle away for now. Make a solution of hot water and sugar. When it cools, pour it into the bottom part of the cut bottle. Afterwards, add yeast. Now, take the top part of the bottle and place it upside down into the bottom half. Take note: The top part of the bottle should not be submerged into the solution – it can just sit on top of it.
Use tape to hold all of the pieces together but leave the top open, of course. Place it in the area where mosquitoes h**g around because they’ll just fly in the solution and d***n.
Maintain the solution by changing it every week or two.
Why does this method work?
This technique of trapping mosquitoes is called the sugar yeast fermentation method. It is a convenient and cheap way of getting rid of mosquitoes. As you can see, all of the ingredients and things can be available in your local market. You don’t have to buy insect repellents that doesn’t have a good smell; you don’t need expensive items just for k*****g mosquitoes. Try this method now and be worry-free of mosquitoes roaming around your area.
If you’re a plant lover or if you have a garden, chances are mosquitoes will be attracted to it. Although plants attract ants, mosquitoes, and other pests, there are plants that naturally repel mosquitoes. These plants are like a “no entry” sign for them.
What plants repel mosquitoes?
These plants are not that difficult to nurture and maintain. As a matter of fact, they will easily grow with proper caring of course. Having these plants inside and outside your home can make you have the peace of mind that pests won’t be anywhere near you and your family.
As mentioned above, Citronella grass is one good way to keep mosquitoes away. If you can buy citronella oil or extract it from your plant, then you have another protection against them. You can buy citronella oil and apply tidbits amount on your body.
Alternatively, you can also add a few drops of citronella oil into your candles and light it up or put the oil in a bottle spray, add a few drops of water and spray on mosquito-prone areas at least 3-4 times a day.
Like the properties of citronella, you can also use your daily garlic to help you get rid of mosquitoes. Crush a few cloves of garlic; put it in hot boiling water. When it cools, put it in a spray bottle and squirt it around the room. You don’t have to worry because this won’t produce a strong smell since it was mixed with water.
In addition to that, eating ample amounts of garlic daily would help you repel mosquitoes. Garlic contains nutrients and substances that make mosquitoes blind of you. You can also rub a few cloves to your skin.
Fortunately, the smell of mint which most of us love is hated by these pests. Like the oils and extracts above, you can buy mint oil, put it in a spray can and spray around mosquito-prone areas. Not only that you’ll keep mosquitoes away, you will also smell the aroma of the mint all over your place.
If you’re a plant-lover, growing mint shrubs in your garden can also keep them away.
We know of lavender as a variant to fabric cloth conditioners. Which means, the odor is technically nice for us. For mosquitoes however, the smell of lavender oil disables them. The smell of the lavender flower and oil is very strong and mosquitoes can’t tolerate it.
So what should you do?
Spray lavender oil in the room or in your living room. Or you can also apply it to your face and other parts of the body which remain exposed.
- Another thing you can do is to spray lavender-scented room fresheners that can easily be bought in the market.
- You can also grow lavender plants around the house and garden to keep mosquitoes away.
Who doesn’t love coffee? If you have stagnant water in your area, take some coffee grounds and sprinkle it in the stagnant water in and around it. Mosquito eggs in that puddle would then be forced to be lifted in the surface of the water; when they’re there, they will not have sufficient oxygen and the will die because of it.
By doing this, you’re preventing mosquitoes from breeding. This should be done regularly so you can be sure that mosquitoes aren’t making an empire in your location.
As humans, we inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide. The carbon dioxide that we exhale attracts mosquitoes. Dry ice is frozen carbon dioxide and it evaporates into gas as it melts. Having dry ice can attract mosquitoes and from then, you can trap them.
Place the dry ice in a huge container. Over time, mosquitoes will be attracted to them and will stick to that. Once you see that there are hundreds of mosquitoes there, close the lid or spray it on with insect repellents.
This method is a bit time-consuming but this is the method is the method that would k**l them in large groups.
These are the best ways on how you can keep the most dangerous animal out of your spot. You’re not limited to do just one or two of these, in fact, you can do most of them at once to ensure that you and your family is safe when it comes to these critters. You don’t need to buy expensive materials, you don’t need harmful chemicals; you just need consistency and of course action to help you get rid of unwanted mosquitoes in your house.