How To Make Your Home A Mosquito Free Zone?

Friday, 30/09/2016

Mosquitoes are small, yet they can be very dangerous and cause life-threatening diseases like Dengue, Chikungunya, Malaria, etc. There are many mosquito repellents in the market and some are helpful but can also cause allergies and problems in breathing. So, here are some home remedies for repelling mosquitoes.

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Home remedies for a mosquito free environment:
1. Neem oil:
It is one of the greatest indoor mosquito repellents. Neem oil mixed with coconut oil is an effective way to keep the mosquitoes away. Being an anti-fungal and an anti-bacterial, neem applied on the skin and its smell keeps the mosquitoes away. Mix neem oil and coconut oil and apply the mixture all over your exposed skin. It protects you from mosquito bites for 8 hours.
2. Eucalyptus and lemon oil:
The mixture of these two oils is a very good mosquito repellent. The mixture has both antiseptic and insect-repellent properties. Use it on your skin to make the mosquitoes run for their life.
3. Camphor:
Made from tree extracts, it is the long-stay mosquito repellent. Leave it in the room corners and windows for about 20 minutes and there will be a mosquito free environment.
4. Tulsi:
It is extremely effective in killing mosquito larvae and thus, helps in keeping the mosquitoes away. Planting Tulsi not only keeps the mosquitoes away but also prevents them from entering the house.
5. Garlic:
The smell of garlic does not just bother humans but also works as a mosquito repellent. The smell of garlic helps prevent mosquito bites and prevents them from entering your home. Crush a few pieces of garlic, boil it in water and spray it around the house. It can also be used as a spray for the body.
6. Tea tree oil:
It has an antibacterial and anti-fungal qualities which helps prevent mosquitoes to swarm around you. It is also very good for skin and hair, so it can be safely used on the skin to drive away the mosquitoes. It can also be added to vapour for a pleasant smell in the house but this is a pungent smell for the mosquitoes. It makes the mosquitoes run miles away from you.
7. Mint:
If you think the smell of mint is so soothing and relaxing for our minds,then this one is for you. It keeps the mosquitoes away from you and saving you from mosquito bites. There are multiple ways of using it: you can apply it on your body, or use it as a vapour or plant it outside your house.
8. Lavender:
It not only is an aroma scent but also a smell that is intolerant for the mosquitoes. The flowery smell can be used upon mixing it with creams or as an essence oil that makes your home smell like a serene and peaceful place of your imagination.
9. Citronella:
It is an essential oil that is known for keeping people safe from the mosquito bites. This one can’t be used on your skin but as a vaporiser or in candles. People resort to using this oil as it is most efficient in keeping you safe from the mosquito bites and it might even kill them.
10. Plant trees:
Planting trees has a lot more benefits than just greenery. With the right kind of greens, you can make for yourself a mosquito free zone.Plants like Tulsi, Marigold and Citronella have a great impact on a ‘no mosquito freeway’. So, plant them near your house and see the change yourself.
11. Coffee ground:
It is the simplest method of all. Wherever you find stagnant water, throw some coffee grounds in it. All the mosquito eggs in the water will be forced out and will die as they it will cut off their oxygen supply.
12. Dry ice cubes:
Mosquitoes are attracted to the Carbon Dioxide gas we exhale and dry ice emits a lot of Carbon Dioxide. As soon as the mosquitoes are attracted to the ice, just close the lid once you think it is the right time.
13. Pinion wood:
Get this wood and burn it outside your house.It does not make the mosquitoes stay away but kills them instead. Wonders of the wood.

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