If you have mosquitoes in your area the best thing you can do is to seal your house and stop them from coming in to bother you. To do this you’ll need to invest in nets on the doors and windows and seal any gaps in your vents, etc. You can even add mosquito nets to your bed if you feel the need.
One thing is certain if you notice a lot of mosquitoes in your area and inside your home then you need to deal with the issue. Mosquitoes are known to carry diseases, some of which can be serious. Alongside this their bites are usually very itchy, making them very annoying.
If you have a mosquito problem, check here for help in dealing with it.
Many people prefer not to use chemicals to eliminate mosquitoes. The good news is that there are several natural mosquito repellants that work.
Lemon Eucalyptus Oil
Lemon eucalyptus oil is one of the most effective of all the essential oils. It‘s worth noting that most citrus oils are effective at repelling mosquitoes but the lemon eucalyptus mix seems to be the most effective.
You can use it in an oil burner, leave scented cloths around openings, or simply spray the mosquitoes when you see them.
Most herbs can be used and you don’t just have to use the essential oils. You can simply add plants to your garden to get the same result.
Citronella has been used for years to combat mosquitoes. They simply don’t like the smell of it. This is the most common aroma associated with anti-mosquito candles and it is effective.
Again, you can use the candles, burn citronella oil, or place rags around the house soaked in citronella oil to deter these pests.
Essential oils & Clothes
A clever trick to repel mosquitoes is to take an essential oil, such as lemon eucalyptus, citronella, lavender, cedar, sage, or Rosemary, and add a few drops to your washing.
Once the washing is done your clothes will have a hint of these aromas. That means your clothes will naturally repel mosquitoes! That’s an easy way to keep them away!
While many shop products use chemicals, such as DEET, to repel mosquitoes, there are some natural options. You’ll need to read the ingredients to verify that it is natural. It’s also a good idea to read some reviews online first. This will help you to assess the effectiveness of the product you are considering purchasing.
If it works you can spray it onto any bare skin every day to keep the mosquitoes away. Don’t forget that they can bite through thin clothing. If you’re wearing thin clothing use the spray underneath.
Remember, dealing with a few mosquitoes is possible but, if you have a lot around you should contact the professionals. They can identify what is attracting the mosquitoes and effectively eliminate them for you. That will allow you to enjoy your own house and yard in peace. Of course, the natural repellents remain a great idea.