The arrival of summer announces the return of annoying insects that are dedicated to sucking the blood, the mosquitoes. The unpleasant mosquito bites can be repelled by insecticides and aerosols that are usually very polluting, or with electric diffusers with chemical components to which we are sometimes allergic. There are a number of natural remedies as well with great effectiveness to keep mosquitoes away.
1 – Eucalyptus Oil
When you put in the diffuser or in a simple glass about fifteen drops of essential oil of eucalyptus, the mosquito bites will stop being a problem. Eucalyptus oil is also a good travel companion, especially when you are doing mountain activities because, if mixed with shampoo or moisturizer, it will keep mosquitoes away from your body Insect
To obtain this oil you can boil a few leaves of eucalyptus and put the liquid that is obtained in a small container. The lemon itself also has repellent properties, and anointing it with a tea bag will scare the mosquitoes away. The same goes for the vinegar, which can be placed inside a glass in the bedroom window.
2 – Incense and Candles
Some types of incense i.e. herbal or essential oils such as almarosa, citronella or lemon act as inhibitors of mosquitoes. This remedy is especially recommended for outdoors when you want to enjoy a meal outdoors without being subject to undesirable bites. There are many companies that market these products, usually at low prices and free of toxic substances. For this remedy to be effective, clothing with bright or fluorescent colors, which attract mosquitoes, should be avoided. The candles with the smell of lavender or lemon are equally effective. It works as an effective indoor mosquito killer.
3 – Bottle Traps for Mosquitoes
Before the appearance of chemicals, there were many home remedies people used in the past. One of the most effective ones is to mix about 20 centiliters of water, 50 grams of sugar and yeast. First of all, you should heat water with sugar and then let it cool in a plastic bottle which is cut in half. Once cooled, the yeast is sprinkled, unmixed, and the neck of the bottle is introduced as a funnel. Soon carbon dioxide will start to build up inside. Then the lower part is covered with a black cloth and the trap is already made. Mosquitoes will attract the smell of fermentation and will remain trapped inside the bottle.
4 – The Mosquito Net
Simplicity is not at odds with efficiency and this is a good example of this. The mosquito net is especially recommended for placing in cots or children’s bed for the reason that they are more sensitive to chemicals that repellents carry. These nets do not have to be placed covering the beds, but they can be placed on windows or doors as well.