Sick of mosquitoes in the house? Using the repellents but they do not last long? Well we can understand are on the same boat but now we have come up with some ways to save ourselves using natural ways like camphor, certain plants, kitchen ingredients and more. This World Mosquito Day get reading and write down what you need for a peaceful sleep at night.
This is one simple home remedy to repel mosquitoes. All you have to do is sprinkle coffee grounds wherever you find stagnant water near your house. What happens is that the mosquito eggs present in the water will be forced to come to the surface of the water due to the coffee grounds. When they do, they will not have enough oxygen. This will kill them before they hatch.
This is another remedy which is environment-friendly as well. You just have shut all doors and windows of the room and then light the camphor and leave it for half an hour. This will kill the mosquitoes for sure.
You just have to crush a few cloves of garlic and boil the crushed garlic in water. Then pour the solution in a spray bottle and squirt it around the room. This remedy will kill the mosquitoes.
This oil is the best essential oil when it comes to preventing mosquitoes. You just have dilute the essential oil with castor oil maybe and then apply all over the body. You can also inject a few drops of this essential oil in a candle and light it up.
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These leaves have a strong odour which we love for sure but the mosquitoes hate. You can use fresh mint or mint oil and drive the insects away. If you are using mint oil, then pouring it into a spray bottle, or you can apply it on the exposed parts of your body.
Tea Tree Oil
Another oil which we use for medical purposes, mosquitoes although do not like it. It has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties which work wonders. All you have to do is mix a few drops of tea tree oil with water and apply this mixture on your face and other exposed parts of your body.
Mosquito Repellent Plants
Get some mosquito repellent plants like catnip and feverfew in flower beds and you are sorted.
Many chemical repellents have clove oil as their active ingredient because it has mosquito repellent properties. However this natural ingredient can be irritating to the skin so use it wisely.
Easily available in our kitchens, this vegetable oil also has the capability of warding of mosquitoes.