Mosquitos carry deadly diseases and can be a real nuisance at home. Most people use synthetic methods to get rid of these insects; in this post, we are going to discuss how to keep away mosquitos naturally using home-made remedies.
How to keep mosquitos away from your home
The best ways to handle this is usually very easy. Start by sealing the gaps under your doors. Keep your doors and windows closed, it’s a great way to keep mosquitoes away from the main house
How to get rid of mosquitos inside the house
Supposing they have made it inside, use camphor a natural mosquito repellent to drive the mosquitos out. Mosquitos hate the camphor odor. Place a single tablet in the room and let it work its magic.
Don’t give mosquitos breeding space
Stagnant water around the house should be disposed of immediately. Mosquitos need just a few drops of water to start reproducing. Check everywhere as these pockets of still water might be the perfect breeding place for these mosquitos.
Citronella is considered a good mosquito repellent. The scent of it is offensive and repulsive to the mosquitos. Citronella is usually one of the main ingredients in pest repellent creams and this shows how effective it is in combating mosquitos. Scented candles that contain citronella can also be purchased at local stores.
Tulsi is known for its medicinal properties. The plant is a useful mosquito repellent. Plant these plants around your home in containers and effectively repel away from the mosquitos. The oil from the plant can also be rubbed on the skin and act as a repellent.
The smell dispelled from these plants have is unbearable to mosquitos. By planting mint among your garden plants ensures mosquitos are effectively kept out. Peppermint oil is also available and can be applied to the skin to act as a mosquito repellent.
The strong garlic odor makes it a natural mosquito repellent. The use of garlic drives mosquitos out of your home and prevents nasty bites. Garlic provides an additional benefit is you can also use it for cooking; the aroma will still keep the mosquitos from biting you.
Oils like eucalyptus, rosemary, cinnamon, castor, and cedar can act as good mosquito repellents. You can either choose to apply then directly to your skin or mix them with your preferred moisturizer.
How to keep mosquitos away from you
Mosquitos will undoubtedly still get in the house. You do not want to have to apply mosquito repellent all day and some natural solutions will give you the peace you desire. Here are some ways on ensuring mosquitos are away from you.
Use mosquito nets
This is the solution that has existed for a long time. It is a practical way of ensuring mosquitos are kept away. Cover your bed well with the net and mosquitos will not get to you. This particularly works best in areas with a high mosquito population.
Neem tree is an excellent mosquito repellent. Neem can be applied directly to the skin; some people have however reported having skin irritations when using it in concentrated form. You can dilute it with olive oil or coconut oil.
Alternatively, you could light up a Neem leaf and the scent will be enough to chase a few mosquitos away. The Neem tree also comes with an additional medicinal value as some people boil the herbs and drink.
Lavender has a sweet smell and thus is perfect for daily use. You can apply it to your skin to act as a repellent as the scent bothers the mosquitos and prevents them from biting. Lavender can also be used as a room freshener.
Most of what we have covered here just repels the mosquitoes. These may not be enough if you live in an area with a high mosquito population. If these are not working for you, then the synthetic way is the easier route as you need to buy a mosquito repellent spray or oil. However, prevention remains the best way to curbing the multiplication of the mosquito population. You can follow these DIY methods to get rid of pests easily.