We’re reminding you of some effective smart ways to keep mosquitoes away from your house this season (hopefully) to avoid diseases such as malaria and dengue fever from mosquito bites, which is why preventing mosquito bites in the first place should be a priority during the warmer months.
If you do some research, Google will give you countless results on smart ways to keep mosquitoes away from your house which includes using natural repellents and literally following general steps to combat this pesky evil in the warm and rainy days.
So, here are a few steps that we’re re-iterating to keep you and your family safe and healthy.
AVOID SCENTED PRODUCTS
Scented soaps, lotions and perfumes attract mosquitoes, so try to limit your usage of these products when you have to necessarily step outdoors.
SPRAY AROUND YOUR HOUSE
Mosquitoes are also attracted to a special environment, whether it involves a huge garden area, lights or scents. So before monsoon or dengue season, it’s wise to get your house professionally sprayed to avoid these pesky things.
DRAIN STANDING WATER
Did you know that mosquitoes take about 14 days to breed whether it’s in a pot, a gutter or a bird bath? So do your best to clear out any standing water to lower the odds that you’ll have lots of mosquitoes hanging around your place ready to bite everyone without you even knowing that your own house is a breeding ground.
KEEP A DISH OF SOAP WATER
A dish of soap water acts like a NATURAL REPELLENT and the water should be soapy enough to have bubbles in it. But how does this help? Well, mosquitoes like water and once they go near it to sit in it, they’ll get trapped in the bubbles (viola!). You can use dish soap or detergent.
MOSQUITO REPELLENT PLANTS
Okay so research says that there are certain plants that these pesky mosquitoes don’t like and I think this is good news. So before the monsoon season arrives, this is your cue. Apparently lavender, basil, lemon grass, tulsi, marigolds and mint will create a mosquito-free zone. You can even keep these plants inside the house as well.
USAGE OF OILS & NATURAL INGREDIENTS
Natural repellents are a great option to use and there are several natural oils that effectively work towards fighting mosquitoes. From thyme, cinnamon, lavendar, lemon eucalyptus, tee tree and neem oils are readily available with so many DIY’s online to guide you on how to use them.
WEAR THICKER & LIGHT COLORED CLOTHES
Most species of mosquitoes can do this, poke through your clothes. Female mosquitoes are well-known for their ability to bite through a loose and light t-shirt or pants. So, make sure that your clothing covers your skin completely since this will protect you from most mosquitoes. Avoid black clothes or any darker colors since those increase your body temperature during the summer which will attract mosquitos and possibly draw them inside.
[Please note that if you’re allergic to a certain oil, do not use it without medical assistance]