As the axiom goes, “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito. These nasty creatures are a plague on the skin’s existence. People are normally prone to mosquitoes due to the unification of light, heat, humidity, and scent. As these pesky insects can’t read, putting up a “No Mosquitoes” banner won’t work.
If you are a mosquito magnet, you already are tired of itchy and bumpy skin. Who isn’t? However, there are several natural methods that are very effective for repelling mosquitoes. This can be especially good for children, as they are more sensitive. Read on to find out which repellent works best for you:
DIY Bug Spray
This easy-to-make bug spray is really helpful to repel mosquitoes as well as other pest insects like flies. Chop a small onion and a head of garlic, mix to it with four teaspoons of cayenne pepper, and a tablespoon of liquid soap in four cups of water. Spray it around your deck, behind curtains, and places where your children play. Store this mixture in a cool and dark place for best results.
Second DIY Bug Spray
For those who are comfortable with every unpronounceable ingredient of commercial bug sprays, try making this natural edition. Mix a quarter cup of witch hazel, a quarter cup of apple cider vinegar, and about 20 drops of a combination of any of these essential oils: tea tree, rosemary, eucalyptus, citronella, or lemongrass. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle and remember to shake before each use. Spray it directly on the skin and say goodbye to bugs.
While shopping for a natural mosquito repellent, search for the one that has lemon eucalyptus oil in it. It is extremely effective and offers lasting protection from annoying insects. Mosquitoes loathe lemon eucalyptus and do everything in their power to stay away. Therefore, such repellents will keep mosquitoes from attacking your comfort.
Are you looking for a natural yet effective way to combat mosquitoes? Your search is over, try peppermint! Mix a few drops of peppermint essential oil with a cup of water. Fill the mixture in a spray bottle, shake well, and use it on your skin. The chemical elements of peppermint not only repel the bloodsuckers, but it also gives you a minty fresh scent.
Crushed lavender flowers produce a scent and oil that can help to repel mosquitoes. Lavender has antifungal, analgesic, and antiseptic qualities as well. This means apart from driving mosquitoes away, it can also soothe and calm your skin. What more one can want from a natural bug repellent?
Coffee Trays and Egg Cartons
Mosquitoes are a headache every summer, but you don’t need to buy mosquito coils, citronella candles, or expensive latest gadgets. You can simply use coffee trays (the ones you get when you order more than a couple of coffees to-go) and egg cartons. Burn them for a few seconds and then quickly blow them out and let it smolder in a fire-safe place. They produce a pleasant burning smell that is nasty to mosquitoes and helps to keep them away.
Citronella candles are good for repelling mosquitoes, but they are pricey. Imagine having the same effect much cheaper. Yes, it can be done. Mix finely chopped garlic with water and spray it around all your outdoor light bulbs. When the bulbs heat up, they spread a faint garlicky scent across your home, which will help to keep mosquitoes and other insects at bay.
Rosemary and Sage
Do annoying mosquitoes hover over the grill when you barbecue? Here’s a solution! Next time, place some sprigs of sage or rosemary on the top of the coals. They will kick mosquitoes out and leave your meat in peace. You can enjoy the evening as calm as it should be, and keep mosquitoes from bothering you.
Nobody wants discomfort at their home or even outdoors, certainly not because of little blood-sucking demons. However, mosquitoes aren’t the only pest insects that are causing the pain, there are plenty of others that join the party uninvited. Pest control services in Singapore is helping people out with pest control and treatment with utmost dedication.