f you are going to a summer house or on a hike, don’t forget to take along some protection against mosquitoes. These bloodsuckers are ruthless, so use repellents if you do not want to be bitten. In case you are reluctant to apply chemical products on your skin, or if it is simply ineffective for you, use our advice. Natural products pose no danger to your health and will protect you and your family from the annoying insects.
How to get rid of mosquitoes
1 – This is a simple trick to keep the mosquitoes away! – the perfect easy mosquito trap you can DIY using simple household items! It will be super annoying with those pesky mosquitoes buzzing around when you are enjoying the outdoor grill party or hang out with friends at Summer night, now you can make this emergency mosquito trap to keep them away in minutes.
- an empty 2-liter plastic bottle,
- ¼ cup of brown sugar,
- 1 cup of warm water,
- ¼ teaspoon of yeast.
- Take the bottle and use a sharp serrated knife and cut the top third of the bottle off. Now take the bottom of the bottle and pour in your brown sugar, warm water, and yeast. This mixture creates an irresistible concoction that attracts mosquitos.
- Place the top of the bottle with the cap off, upside down back into the bottom.
The mosquito trap shown in this photo uses everyday household items.
2. Use essential oils, they are proven mosquito repellents. Carnation, basil, anise, and eucalyptus are the best. Mix them with some base oils and apply on the skin. For mosquitoes not to fly into your apartment, soak a napkin in essential oil and place it on the windowsill.
You can fill your home with a fragrance of essential oils with the help of an evaporator or oil burner. This will help get rid of mosquitoes even in the most spacious halls.
3. Put some branches of an elder tree in a vase to scare off mosquitoes.
4. If you are going to spend an evening by the fire, it will bait the mosquitoes, and you’ll become easy prey. To prevent them from getting closer to you, throw some juniper shoots into the fire.
5. If you don’t want to smear your face with chemicals, wash it with a brew of wormwood roots. Here’s how to make it:
- pour 33.8 oz (1 liter) of water over a handful of chopped roots, boil it, cover, and leave for 20 minutes.
6. If you don’t want to jeopardize your health by chemicals in electric fumigator cartridges, or you have run out of fillers, pour the eucalyptus extract into an empty one. The mosquitoes will be gone in a split second!
7. Leaves of bird cherry and mountain ash will save your skin from bites if you apply it on the open areas of the body.
8. Mosquitoes can’t stand the smell of tomato leaves. So you can grow this useful vegetable on the windowsill.
If you’ve still fallen victim to a mosquito bite, wash the affected area with a soda solution (1 tsp. per half a glass of water).
Toxic substances contained in repellents are not completely harmless to humans and animals. Therefore, natural products are the best protection from mosquitoes.
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