Get Rid of Mosquitoes Naturally.
24-04-2017 | Get rid of mosquitoes naturallyAuthor :- Harshita
With the summer, come the mosquitoes. The temperatures allow for easy breeding of mosquitoes in any stagnant water. What could be a more ideal breeding ground than the water coolers, indoor plants and bird water trough. Therefore, it becomes essential to deal with the issue of mosquitoes before they bite your loved ones.
It is essential to ensure that mosquitoes do not enter your home, especially if you live in an area infested with mosquitoes. Fit your windows and doors with mosquito meshes and repair any rends in them. Keep doors and windows closed in the evening hours i.e. when the sun is setting. This is the time we normally require indoor lighting that attracts the mosquitoes, usually between 4:30 to 8 PM.
Keep your homes and environment clean. Dispose of rubbish in a responsible and environment friendly manner. Change the water in your plants, bird troughs and water coolers regularly. If any mosquitoes do get into your homes, you can use one of these natural methods to get rid of them instead of using chemical and harmful coils and sprays.
Camphor: This is a very effective method of getting rid of mosquitoes. All you have to do is take a glass or bowl, fill it with water and add about 100 grams of crushed camphor tablets. Place it in a corner of the room. It will last for about 2 to 3 days on an average. Make a fresh batch after 2 to 3 days and use the old water with camphor for mopping the floor.
Mosquito repellent candles: Burn a mosquito repellent candle in an area near you. You can mosquito repellent candles with lemongrass oil, lavender oil, neem oil and citronella oil. If you have an ointments or lotions with any of these oils, you can rub them on your skin and it will act as a natural shield against mosquito.
Mosquito repellent plants: You can also grow mosquito repellent plants in your backyard or kitchen garden. Common mosquito repellent plants include lemon balm, lavender, basil and rosemary. Most of these herbs can also be used for cooking or other medicinal purposes.