You can find mosquitoes in almost all parts of the world. They breed extremely fast and can carry different viruses and illnesses, which can cause serious health complications or even death. Luckily, there are many different products available to kill these aggravating insects. Many home remedies are also very effective against mosquitoes. So, here is a list of home remedies that can help keep these pests away.
Coffee is a very simple and very efficient home remedy to repel mosquitoes and keep them from breeding. Simply take your used coffee grounds and leave them out. The smell will keep mosquitoes and other pests away.
For the best results, you should sprinkle your coffee grounds in the stagnant water around your house and backyard, including the ponds and puddles. This will negatively affect any mosquito larvae in this water. It will even keep mosquito females from laying their eggs in that water in the first place.
Garlic is a great natural remedy. The smell of it works great at repelling mosquitoes and, as a bonus, it’s good for our health. The best way to use garlic is to crush a few cloves and put them in boiled water. Let it sit for 24 hours. After that, you can strain the mixture and pour it into a spray bottle. Spray this garlic water around your house to form an immediate invisible barrier against mosquitoes and other insects.
Also known as tulsi, the oil of the holy basil plant is great at killing mosquito larvae as they are more vulnerable to different substances than adults. If you have ponds or other bodies of water around your house, you can plant holy basil near them.
Holy basil is great at repelling fully-grown mosquitoes as well. So, you can also plant these herbs near the entries to your home and in your garden or backyard.
Pinion wood is an efficient remedy to get rid of fully-grown mosquitoes. It’s a nice tool to have ready for use on summer nights and at barbecues since you need to burn the pinion wood for it to work.
This means that you can have a nice bonfire in your backyard and the bonfire will repel those aggravating insects at the same time. Mosquitoes can’t stand the pungent odor that pinion wood releases when it’s being burnt, so they avoid the area completely.
Mosquito traps are widely used all around the world. Many households use them to monitor the mosquito population and to keep the number of mosquitoes relatively low. These mosquito traps work using electricity. They lure mosquitoes in using different attractants, usually CO2, aromas, or heat. The mosquitoes are then trapped in containers, where they dehydrate and die.
You can buy pre-made and pre-assembled mosquito traps in stores. Or, you can use one of the many online tutorials for homemade mosquito traps and make one yourself.
Last but not least, we’ve come to zappers. Bug and mosquito zappers are quite similar to mosquito traps, but they kill the insects immediately. They use the same principle of luring mosquitoes in using either CO2 or light, but the mosquitoes aren’t captured and left to dehydrate. Instead, an electrical shock kills them immediately. This is an instant and efficient way of killing mosquitoes without using chemicals.