5 Ways To Naturally Get Rid Of Mosquitoes
5 Ways To Naturally Get Rid Of Mosquitoes

Did you know that Native Americans used different types of plant extracts combined with animal fats to repel insects like mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes have always remained a serious threat as they cause a lot of diseases. Sometimes, the sickness even leads to death. Illnesses that could arise from mosquito bites include malaria, dengue, yellow fever, Japanese elephantiasis, West Nile virus, etc.

5 Ways To Naturally Get Rid Of Mosquitoes

There are so many ways to keep the mosquitoes at bay. To get rid of mosquitoes,  you need to address the problem at the environmental level. Here are some natural ways to keep the mosquitoes away.

‘No’ to Stagnant Water

Make sure to get rid of standing water anywhere in the neighborhood. Standing water might be anywhere – the lawn of your house, flower pots, or even in a toy or can kept outside. Likewise, ponds and kid’s swimming pools are also some places that attract the mosquitoes. Make sure to drain water whenever you notice it. If swimming pools are chlorinated, then there is no need to worry about them.

Grow Mosquito-Repellent Plants

Plants are natural repellents. Growing herbs like citronella, tulsi, mint, lemon and neem trees in your garden might repel the mosquitoes in a natural way. But these plants release the repellents only when they are harmed. Hence, make sure to rough them up in a periodical manner. You can also use mosquito repellents like Goodknight Fabric Roll-On which is made from natural ingredients like citronella and eucalyptus oil. Just 4 dots of the product on one’s clothes & mosquitoes will never be around!

Mosquito Nets

Other than keeping the doors and windows closed, also make sure to use mosquito nets to keep you safe from mosquitoes at night. Installation of insect screens at home is also a good option.

Engage a Pro

It is important to engage a professional to inspect for hidden spots which might become a breeding place for the mosquitoes.

Dengue and other flus are often spreading across the country and it is very important to use natural mosquito repellents which can help keep you safe. We have come up with some home remedies for you.

Follow Home Remedies

Common Salt:

Dissolve common salt in water and use it as a spray at home to keep mosquitoes at bay.

Neem Oil:

Neem Oil is an effective repellent and is also skin-friendly. When mixed in equal proportions with coconut oil and applied to the skin, the smell repels the mosquitoes.

Camphor:

Pure Camphor is made from a tree extract and is considered to be one of the most effective mosquito repellents. Light camphor at your home, close windows and doors and allow it to burn for 10 minutes. Now the home is mosquito free.

Lemon Oil and Eucalyptus:

A combination of Lemon Oil and Eucalyptus is a very natural and effective mosquito repellent.

Garlic:

By crushing and boiling Garlic pods in water, they can be used as a spray to kill mosquitoes.

Mint:

Mint Oil can be applied on the body or used as a vaporizer to repel mosquitoes.

Lavender:

Use Lavender Oil just like the Mint oil to repel mosquitoes.

Citronella:

Citronella oil is widely used by people all around the world to get rid of mosquitoes.

Take Care of the Clothing You Wear:

Make sure that you wear light clothes especially, after dusk and early in the morning (active time of mosquitoes). Dark clothes would attract mosquitoes – beware.

Conclusion

Many mosquito repellents have chemicals in them that get rid of mosquitoes however they also affect our health. Hence, it is important to try out the natural and safe ways of repelling/ killing mosquitoes and be healthy.

5 Ways To Naturally Get Rid Of Mosquitoes
5 Ways To Naturally Get Rid Of Mosquitoes

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43 comments on “5 Ways To Naturally Get Rid Of Mosquitoes”

  1. These are really great and effective ways to get rid of this Mosquitoes. I have Lemon Oil and Eucalyptus, I will try their combination. Thanks!

  2. I hate these bugs, but they love me! I will try anything to keep them away as we camp all the time and I get eaten up!

  3. This is so helpful! I never thought of the stagnant water, such a great tip. And I always love natural suggestions!

  4. Mosquitos have been becoming a problem in our home lately. It’s rainy season in the Philippines! I will definitely try some of your tips here, especially getting rid of stagnant water!

  5. I am allergic to mosquito bites and whilst I was in Peru, I was bitten all over both of my legs and they looked awful. Fortunitely, I did not get I’ll from it. We don’t have mosquitos here in the UK but this is still
    Useful information.

  6. I didn’t know salt and garlic can help prevent mozzies! These are great advice! Gonna share it with friends, this is very important as mozzie not just affect the family, it can affect neighbours and others too!

  7. Haven’t had to deal with mosquitos in a while. We had issues with them back in boarding school and I wish I knew these tips back then. Will remember these tips for next time.

  8. Such an awesome post full of tips to prevent mosquitoes. Didn’t knew of the common salt spray, it looks very simple home solution. As of now I have been using neem leaves and citronella.

  9. We live in mosquito central!! Thankfully, they’re unable to exist during the freezing ice months, but during the summers, they come out like beasts! I’ve tried all of the tips except for neem oil; i’ll have to put that on my list!

  10. This is so helpful and great advice for when on holiday. The salt water idea I really like as its something we have in the house readily 🙂

  11. We have mint all around the outside of our home, IT has so many perks. It’s smells great, You can make tea with it or use it to add extra flavor to foods and the best to keep mosquitoes away. And another perk is that it’s so easy to maintain although it does grow fast.

  12. Here in Belgrade, we don’t have such a big problem with mosquitoes but when we go to the seaside, it becomes soo bad! I will try few of these, especially garlic. I hope that the smell of it will kill them 😀

  13. What a brilliant tips and ideas you shared! These are really helpful! I had no idea that some oils could be mosquito repellent!

  14. You have suggested wonderful tips to get rid of mosquitoes and that too using home made natural ways, without using chemical oriented repellents.

  15. These are great tips! I definitely try to stay aware of stagnant water and get rid of it. We use citronella oil and citronella candles. Mosquitoes are so pesky and have been living later into the year.

  16. Thank you for these tips! I always attract mosquitoes and I struggle with keeping them away. I will definitely try some of these remedies next season.

  17. My mom does everything to keep them away because here the mosquitos transmit many illness like zika so we use a lot of organic things to keep them away

  18. Thank you! I needed this tips!!! I love citronella and eucalyptus especially during the summer! The fact that they repell mosquitos just makes it even better!

  19. This is great information! We have a terrible mosquito problem in the summer months. So much so, we don’t go out much. This could change that!

  20. Thanks for all this info. I think it’s so important to try to find natural ways to keep bugs off (especially mosquitos) before I start spraying the heavy duty chemicals on my and my children’s skin.

  21. This is so helpful!! I’m super prone to mosquito bites and it drives me insane! We’ve been planning on planting lemon trees in the spring, it’s good to know that they repel mosquitoes!

  22. I am going to try some of these ideas next spring when the bugs start coming out again here in PA. I will probably start with growing some new plants you suggested. Thanks!

  23. Love natural remedies and I always look into new ones to avoid using chemicals. Mosquitos are a challenging problem during the summer, in my country you cannot even go out for 5 minutes without ending up been covered in bites! I will try the lemon and eucalyptus one for sure next summer!

  24. lavander oil is probably the only method I’ve ever used when talking about natural home-made repellent recipes, but to be truthful here, I’ve never known to be other methods! glad I came across your list here! 🙂

  25. That’s so good to know. Thank you. We seem to be having a plague of them at the moment here in South Africa at the moment and I hate using bug sprays in case we harm all the other creepy crawlies

  26. Aw, man … I needed this post when I visited my maternal family back in childhood. The mosquitos there were out of hand and they would always hunt me down first. Thanks for sharing these tips though. It will come helpful in future. 🙂

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  27. I have actually used a natural repellent based on lavender and tulsi when I traveled to South East Asia and forgot my strong DEET at home. And I think it worked, because I didn’t get bitten. It’s great to know how many plants are beneficial against mosquitoes.

  28. Mosquitoes are always such a nuisance. Didn’t know garlic could help too. I see why we had in our homes we had Neem, Mint and Tulsi in abundance.

  29. Fantastic tips here! I’m in the very cold and wet UK so it’s rare we get any mosquito’s but these are fab tips even if you are just going on holiday.

  30. I have always used nets and mint scented things to control these guys. It can be so hard! I am from Minnesota, which is known for the mosquito problem. Then I moved to colorado where they’re so rare. It’s great! Haha

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