Mosquitoes are really tiny creatures, but the harm they can do to you can be huge. Some harmful and fatal diseases caused by mosquitoes are malaria, dengue, yellow fever, skin infections etc. To protect yourself and your family, you may call pest control agencies and ask for herbal or chemical based treatments. Chemical based repellents are also widely available in the market to remove mosquitoes and these products are being used as well. But these chemical based repellents can help you to remove mosquitoes but they in turn can cause some serious harmful side effects to your environment. You must be thinking now, then how to remove mosquitoes without bearing the side effects of the chemical products? Well that’s what we are going to discuss in this post.
10 remedies to remove mosquitoes naturally
I am going to share a few natural ways to remove mosquitoes in the house. The natural products are easily available and it’s much better than harmful chemicals, so I emphasize in following the natural means in dealing with mosquitoes.
Here are the 10 natural remedies you can use use to remove mosquitoes in the house. I have applied these methods myself; and I am sure it will help you too.
Neem oil and coconut oil
Both these natural products are known to be beneficial in innumerable ways. Both neem and coconut oil have multiple uses, but here I will discuss how these two natural products are helpful in getting rid of mosquitoes. Add neem oil and coconut oil in 1:1 ratio, and apply it all over your body. You will see how the mosquitoes are afraid of this, and they will vanish in thin air. This mixture has antibacterial and antifungal element, resulting in a pungent odour which ward off the mosquitoes. This mixture will protect you from mosquito bites for approximately 8 hours. There are certain creams and lotions in the market which claim to do the same work, but I always prefer the natural product over the chemical ones. Last year when I and my family went camping, we used this mixture of neem oil and coconut oil, and it worked like magic. This mixture is also good for skin and can remove tan and minor rashes.
This product is available in the market easily, and it works wonders when it comes to getting rid of mosquitoes. Just light camphor in a room and close all the doors and the windows. After 15 minutes, enter a mosquito free room. Camphor is made from a tree and is highly mosquito repellant.
Tulsi – the holy basil
Tulsi, like neem, is noted to be useful in thousands of ways. Planting a tulsi tree near your house will not only help in keeping mosquitoes at bay, but also prevent them from entering your house. The smell of the tulsi leaves can kill the mosquito larvae, thus preventing the growth of mosquitoes.
The pungent smell of garlic is hated by some people, but this smell works like poison for mosquitoes. Boil garlic in water, cool it, then store it in a bottle. Spray the same in rooms and also the surroundings of your house. The mosquitoes abhor the smell of the garlic and thus you can keep the mosquitoes at bay. If you are going on camping or any adventure, you can apply this spray on yourself to avoid mosquito bites.
Tea tree oil
The tea tree oil is noted again for innumerable purposes, it is good for your hair and skin. It has an antifungal and antibacterial property which helps in getting rid of mosquitoes. You can apply tea tree oil on yourself and also use it as spray, thus keeping the mosquitoes away.
If you love the fragrance of mint, if you feel relaxed in the flavor of mint, then this tip is for you. Mint oil and mint extract work as mosquito repellant. Due to their strong smell, mosquitoes find it difficult to tolerate. You can plant mint plants and prevent the mosquitoes from entering your house. You can apply mint oil on yourself, thus preventing mosquito from biting you. You can also use mint in vaporizer, this will also give a mint flavored ambience to your house.
The magical fragrance of lavender is loved and appreciated by all, but this is hated by the mosquitoes. You can use lavender extract as room freshener, thus giving your house a mosquito free environment.
Citronella is an essential oil which is extracted from citronella grass. This oil is proved to be very useful in getting rid of the mosquitoes. All you have to do is infuse the citronella extract in a candle or use this in a vaporizer to enjoy the complete absence of mosquitoes.
Eucalyptus and lemon oil
The mixture of eucalyptus and lemon oil is a strong mosquito repellant agent. You should mix eucalyptus extract and lemon oil in equal proportions and apply it on your body. The mixture is natural and has no side effects. This mixture has both antiseptic and insect repellant properties, thus proving very useful to you.
Planting trees around your house
When I say planting trees, I mean some specific trees and plants, which have the mosquito repellant traits in them. Some plants like tulsi, mint, neem, marigold, citronella grass are very useful in keeping the mosquitoes out of your house. Mosquitoes cannot tolerate the odour of these plants, so you should plant these trees around your house.
You can always use the natural products if you want to avoid the side effects of the chemical products available in the market. By using the natural products, you can remove the mosquitoes but without any side effects on the environment. I have found these natural products very useful, so I have discussed these products for you as well. You can use mosquito repellant lights in your house, like sodium lamps, LED lights. The diseases caused by the mosquitoes are dangerous and even fatal. These natural products are sure to help you out in keeping the mosquitoes at bay.
I hope my article is useful to you. Safe Living!