How to avoid mosquito problems in your home
Mosquitoes are not just a nuisance, although they can be annoying when they enter your home. They can also cause illness and in some instances a mosquito bite can be deadly. Not all mosquitoes present this type of risk; most mosquito bites are not dangerous to health. However, even a non lethal mosquito bite is not pleasant. The bite causes a hard itchy lump to form. Having a few of these on your body can be really uncomfortable.
This is why you need to avoid problems with mosquitoes. There are several methods that you can try if mosquitoes are an issue where you live.
Make a mosquito trap
You can buy a mosquito trap from the store, but it’s real easy to make your own. You just need a plastic bottle cut in half, some brown sugar, hot water and yeast. The brown sugar and hot water should be mixed together and left to cool. The solution should then be poured into the bottom of the bottle and the yeast added to it. The top half of the bottle should then be placed on the bottom half, upside down to create a funnel. Once the trap is complete, place it where mosquitoes are a problem and refresh the contents every couple of weeks.
Garlic can be used to kill mosquitoes and it’s easy to do. Add some crushed garlic cloves to water and leave them to stand for a while. Then you just need to add the solution to a spray bottle and spray the mosquitoes with it. Bear in mind that you may be stuck with the smell of garlic for a while.
Eating garlic daily is also a good idea. It’s good for your health and it helps to deter mosquitoes from biting you, as does rubbing a garlic clove over your skin.
Spray with warm soapy water
This is the easiest DIY method of dealing with a mosquito problem in your home. All you need is a spray bottle, some warm water and soap detergent. Mix the solution in the bottle and spray the mosquitoes to kill them.
Place beer in a bowl
Unlike many humans, mosquitoes do not like beer. Placing a bowl of beer in your home deters mosquitoes from entering the area. Of course, you may have a better use for beer, but this solution does work.
Use herbs like basil, mint and rosemary
Mosquitoes are also not too keen on herbs like basil, mint and rosemary. They are not likely to come near if you scatter leaves from these herbs in areas of your home. You may want to think about growing the herbs yourself as they can also add flavour to your food and they are good for your health.
At best, mosquitoes are a nuisance; at worst, they can be dangerous. These solutions can all be put to use getting rid of a mosquito issue so that you can remain healthy and be free from bites.