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How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes

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Mosquitoes are our skin’s worst enemies. When they bite, all we can do is itch and itch and itch some more. Even though their bites are harmless, the red swollen and itchy bump, especially on the face can hurt a lot! In addition to the annoyance you feel after a bite, you have another thing to worry about. Mosquitoes carry diseases and can make you sick. It is better that you eliminate them from your house. 

About Mosquitoes

There are over 2,000 species of mosquitoes and several of them carry diseases that they can transmit into humans through a bite. In fact, they cause millions of deaths all over the world each year, especially in developing countries.

Some of the diseases they are responsible for include dengue, yellow fever, and encephalitis. For this reason, it is important for people to take measures to get rid of mosquitoes from their both inside and outside their home.

8 Methods to Get Rid of Mosquitoes

These bloodsucking mosquitoes use exhaled carbon dioxide, temperature, and body odors and sense movement of people so they can bite them. However, only female mosquitoes have the ability to suck blood. If you want them out of your home, you will need to use the following methods to get rid of them:

  1. Use Camphor Oil

Camphor oil is a repellant, known for its long lasting effects. You can light the camphor in your home and close all the windows and doors of your house and leave them closed for around 20 minutes. You will come into a room that is free of mosquitoes.

  1. Make Paste Out of the Herb Tulsi

Tulsi can kill mosquito larvae and ward off mosquitoes from entering your home. Tulsi, an Indian herb, can be made into a paste and placed on the bite to soothe a mosquito bite. The Indian herb is used to add aroma to food as well.

  1. Dry Ice

Since mosquitoes exhale carbon dioxide, you can place dry ice in a jar and keep it far away. Close the jar with a lid as soon as you see mosquitoes flying close to it. This is a time-consuming method, but one that works because dry ice gives off carbon dioxide.

  1. Boil Some Garlic

Garlic smells foul, which is exactly why you need to use it. Garlic has larvicidal properties and produces a strong smell, which is why it is so effective in keeping mosquitoes away. You need to crush two to three garlic cloves and place them in boiling water for several minutes.

Fill a spray bottle with garlic water and spray it all around the room to keep mosquitoes out from your home.

  1. Create a DIY Mosquito Trap

You can either buy a mosquito trap or create one of your own at home. If you want to make a mosquito trap, use scissors to cut a plastic bottle in half. Combine brown sugar and hot water and combine it. Allow the mixture to cool and pour the mixture into the bottom part of the bottle and pour yeast. Place the other part of the bottle upside down on the first half of the bottle like a funnel. You will need to change the solution from time to time.

  1. Use Peppermint Oil

Peppermint oil acts as a natural insecticide. You can combine peppermint oil with water and pour it in a spray bottle. Spray the entire room with the peppermint water to fill the room with the minty smell that mosquitoes hate.

However, use with caution, as it can cause an allergic reaction such as skin irritation. You can also use tea tree oil to prevent mosquitoes from biting you by putting it on your skin. However, perform a patch test first on your skin to see if you are allergic to it or not. If you’re not, you can wear when going out for camping, picnics, or when attending a barbecue in the summer.

  1. Use Plants that Repel Mosquitoes

You can use plants that repel mosquitoes. You can plant them on the windowsill or flowerbed of your home. This will prevent the mosquitoes from entering your home. Feverfew and Catnip are just two out of the many plants that repel mosquitoes. Plant them outdoors and see the mosquitoes turn away.

  1. Order Mosquito Killers

You can order products that have shown to be effective in killing mosquitoes. Some of the recommended products include Flex 10-10 Insecticide, Pivot IGR Insect Growth Regulator, Altosid Pro G Mosquito Larvacide, Reclaim IT Insecticide, and Guaranteed Mosquito Control Kit.

Preventing a Mosquito Infestation

If you want to prevent a mosquito infestation, you can seal gaps in your doors and window screens. If you do not have any window screens at home, you can buy some. They are good at keeping the mosquitoes from out of your house.

You don’t need to buy a window screen for every window of your home. Just the one you open the most often. You can also invest in door strip to place on your doors. Other measures you can take include ensuring no food is left out, the garbage cans are secured tightly and no water is pooling on the ground.

Only you can get rid of mosquitoes. Take the tips and techniques mentioned here to eliminate them from your home and prevent them from gaining reentry into your house.

Get Rid of Mosquitoes for Good With Professional DIY Products

For the best results in getting reducing mosquitoes around your home, you can’t go wrong with professional DIY insecticides. These are high quality products which exterminators equip themselves with when conducting home treatments.

There are a number of great products we have here at Solutions Pest & Lawn that are great for mosquito control such as larvicide mosquito dunks (Altoside Pro G), Insecticide concentrates for barrier treatments (Reclaim IT and Pivot IGR)

You can get all of these products in our convenient Guaranteed Mosquito Control Kit. This contains all the products mentioned above to perform total control of your mosquito problem in your home.

Conclusion

Mosquitoes can be a real pain in the neck (literally) but by following the tips and equipping yourself with the professional DIY mosquito control products we mentioned in this article, you can keep mosquitoes at bay during those high active times of the year.

For more DIY pest control advice, give us a call at 800-479-6583 or email us at askapro@solutionsstores.com

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