Mosquitoes can be quite a menace. They disturb you when you are enjoying your sleep or rest and their bite can even cause extremely dangerous and sometimes even fatal diseases like dengue, chikunguniya, malaria, yellow fever and many others. There are many ways your house can get mosquito infected. Keeping water stored in an open container is an open invitation for insect breeding sites. Untidiness can even cause mosquitoes to breed. The mosquito repellent products available in the market like mosquito repellent body lotions or creams, repellent liquid, coils are effective but adversely affect your health. It is very deteriorating to health, especially for children. Smoke from coil damages the lung and cause serious breathing problems. Chemicals present in liquid evaporators and repellent lotions are also not good for the health. There are many natural ways to get rid of mosquitoes and save yourself from their bite. Given below are ten of these methods you can try yourself at home to get rid of mosquitoes completely naturally without any side effects or harm.
Garlic is very effective in keeping mosquitoes away. It is the strong and pungent odor of garlic, that you might not even find so appealing yourself, that keeps the mosquitoes at bay and hence the resulting diseases. You will need some garlic, water and a spray bottle. Just crush and boil some pods of garlic in water. Strain and fill the liquid in the spray bottle. Spray this liquid all over the house. If you can bear the smell of garlic you can even spray or apply the liquid on your body and you can surely have a good night sleep.
Camphor is a white or transparent solid that is flammable. It is derived from trees like kapur tree, camphor laurel tree. Its completely natural, although synthetic camphor is also available in the market. make sure you buy the natural one. Just close the windows and door of the room and light a camphor in it. Come back to the room after 10 minutes and the room will be mosquito free.
Fragrance of Lavender gets rid of mosquitoes. You can either spray lavender air freshener in the room or you can apply lavender essential oil all over your body. Since essential oils are very concentrated, mix a few drops of lavender essential oil with you body lotion or oil of your choice like coconut oil or olive oil and massage on the body. this will protect you from mosquito bites. Prefer the essential oil method. If you go for lavender air freshener make sure you use natural air fresheners. You can even make them at home using lavender essential oil and mixing few drops with water and pouring in a spray bottle.
Eucalyptus And Lemon Oil
Both eucalyptus oil and lemon oil are proven to war off insects. They contain active ingredients that are effective for the cause. Mix equal proportion of both eucalyptus and lemon oil and apply all over the body to protect yourself from mosquito bite. This will be effective for at least eight hours after that you will have to apply the mixture again.
Margosa tree is considered a wonder tree. It has anti septic, anti allergic, anti fungal and many other properties. This oil will provide you with double benefit. Not only will it protect you from the mosquitoes, but it will also keep your skin infection and problem free. Mix equal proportions of margosa oil and coconut oil and apply all over your skin. If you do not like the stickiness of coconut oil, mix margosa or neem with olive oil, it stick less in comparison to coconut oil.
Tulsi Or Holy Basil
Tulsi or holy basil is extremely helpful in getting rid of mosquitoes and keeping them away. It is considered a must have plant in your house in some countries. Plant a tulsi near your room or keep a holy basil pot on your window to keep the mosquitoes away.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil also has a strong smell that ward off the mosquitoes. It has anti fungal and anti bacterial properties. So it benefits your skin as well. Apply tea tree oil to your skin to keep mosquitoes away.
Grow Plants That Repel Mosquitoes
Growing plants that repel insects including mosquitoes is another effective way to protect yourself from mosquitoes. You can grow plants like tulsi (holy basil), margosa (neem), mint, lemon, citronella grass and marigold in your house. you might even keep them on your widow sill or near doors.
Try these totally natural ways to get rid of mosquitoes using stuff that are easily available in the market. These DIY methods will also not cost you a lot.