As the summers are arriving at the full pace the problems that come along with it are setting in too. And the biggest problem that we fear is mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are small creatures but they not only spread diseases like dengue, malaria, and others but also cause sensitivity on the skin. 

Summer is their season and they thrive on the human blood they suck from people and give them rashes and allergies in return. There are many different ways that you can use to keep mosquitoes away from your home such as installing some special plants, applying mosquito repellent creams and oils, trying home remedies, and burning smoke. 

Apart from that there one other easy method that can keep the mosquitoes away from your abode and the trick is to fill your house with smells that mosquitoes hate.  That’s right, use the following natural ingredients from your kitchen and keep the mosquitoes far away, take a look.

Basil Leaves


Basil leaves are known to have very notable benefits in driving the mosquitoes away from your place.  The smell of basil is what mosquitoes do not like and that is why whenever there is a basil smell inside your home you will not see a sign of the mosquitoes. 

The oil extracted from the leaves can be applied to your skin and exposed parts to protect yourself from mosquito bites.  You can also prepare a basil spray with basil oil and basil water(boil the basil leaves in water and let it cool). Fill it up in a spray bottle and spray it all over your home’s entry points and wherever you feel the need to.



Another smell that the bloodsuckers cannot bear is the smell of peppermint. Peppermint has a very strong smell that can drive the mosquitoes away from your home. The smell is very different and can get over their heads to make them go crazy. To spread this smell all over your home, just get some oil burners. Add some water and peppermint essential oil to the burner, light a candle and place the oil burners near the doors of your home. 


Garlic’s smell is also intolerable by mosquitoes. Therefore you can actually add more and more garlic(health benefits of garlic) to your foods while cooking. When you season your food with garlic and heat it, the smell spread over the entire house, this keeps the mosquitoes really far away from your place.



Neem is one of the best ways to combat blood-sucking mosquitoes. The antiseptic and antimicrobial properties present in neem work wonders in putting the mosquitoes off. For spreading the smell of neem in your entire home you can either install neem(ways neem can harm you) tree at the entrance of your door. Or you can boil some neem leaves in water and for some time every evening. Or fill up a spray bottle and spray the neem extract water over your entire home over the curtains sofas and near the doors etc.

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Lemongrass has a very distinct smell that makes the mosquitoes stay at a distance from your abode.  You can use the citronella oil and burn it in your homes in the oil burners to spread the smell all over and you will not be able to see a single mosquito.

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