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Natural Remedies for Indoor Mosquito Control

Looking for natural indoor mosquito control? These at-home remedies will help keep mosquitoes at bay:

 

Camphor: This easily available ingredient could be the answer for how to

kill mosquitoes in the house. Made from the extract of a tree, this

compound has been found to have the longest mosquito repellent activity

when compared to other natural products. Light camphor in a room and

close all the doors and windows. Leave it this way for about fifteen to

twenty minutes and go back to a mosquito free environment.

Or take a small bowl filled with water and add one camphor tablet (10 grams)

to it.   Place the bowl in a corner of the room to avoid anyone standing in it

and you will find the mosquitoes will immediately fly away. For larger sized

rooms, crush the camphor slightly before diluting it with water. You need to

repeat this process every 2 days or the effect of the camphor may fade away.

The same water can be used to wipe the floor of your house because it is a

powerful disinfectant. Ensure you keep the bowl away from the reach of

children.

 

Tea tree oil: It has numerous benefits for your skin and hair and is a very

powerful antibacterial and antifungal agent as well, but did you know that

tea tree oil is also perfect to drive mosquitoes away? Well, the odour and

its antifungal and antibacterial properties help prevent mosquitoes from

biting you and drive them away. So if you want to use this remedy you

could either rub some tea tree oil on your skin or add a few drops of it to a

vaporizer. This way the scent of tea tree oil permeates the air and kills the

mosquitoes in the house.

 

Mint: If the scent of mint relaxes you then this remedy is for you.

According to a study published in the Journal of Bioresource Technology

{4} found that mint oil and the mint extract is as effective as any other

indoor mosquito repellent. You can use mint leaves and essence in

various ways. You can choose to use it in a vaporizer to help fill the room

with the scent of mint, apply the oil on your body or plant the shrub outside

your room’s window. Alternatively, you could mix a bit of mint-flavored

mouthwash with water and spray it around your home.

 

Lavender: Not only does it smell divine but it is also a great way to keep

those pesky mosquitoes at bay. The scent of this flower is often quite

strong for mosquitoes making them unable to bite. So to use this home

remedy, use lavender oil as a natural room freshener or apply it on your

skin (you can mix it with your cream) for best results.

Citronella: Citronella oil is an essential oil extracted from citronella grass.

This oil has been known to prevent mosquito bites extremely efficiently.

So much so, that many people resort to using this extract instead of

chemical agents. All you need to do is infuse this extract in a candle or

use it in a vaporizer to help you stay mosquito bite free and might even kill

mosquitoes.

 

Neem oil: If you have been wondering how to kill mosquitoes, try neem oil

as it acts as a great indoor mosquito-repellent. A study published in the

Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association {1} found that

mixing neem oil with coconut oil in a 1:1 ratio is an effective way to keep

mosquitoes at bay. Being a potent antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiviral and

anti-protozoal agent, neem lends your skin a particular smell that wards off

mosquitoes. To make an effective insecticide mix neem oil and coconut oil

in equal portions and rub it on your body (all exposed parts). This will

protect you from mosquito bites for at least eight hours.

 

Eucalyptus and lemon oil: Recommended by the CDC (Center for

Disease Control) as an effective indoor insect-repellent, the mixture of

lemon oil and eucalyptus oil is extremely effective in repelling mosquitoes

– naturally. The way lemon oil and eucalyptus oil works is due to its active

component cineole, which has both antiseptic and insect-repellent

properties when applied to the skin. The best part about this mixture is

that it is natural and does not come with all the ill effects of chemical

mosquito repellents. To use this mixture, mix lemon oil and eucalyptus oil

in equal proportions and use it on your body.

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