Living in tropical areas comes with its perks. Warm weather, sunny beaches, and excellent coconut milk. But in the same areas are the world’s most annoying pests with no remorse for the human ears or bloody, yup, we’re talking about the mosquitoes.
These pests can be annoying for more than one reason. Their bites are itchy and leave red spots when you scratch them. They’re also carriers of certain illnesses like Malaria, dengue, fever. Let’s not also forget the noise they make when they roam around which poses a hindrance to a peaceful sleep at night.
There is no shortage of reasons to rid your house of mosquitoes and so we’ve put together the best methods to ensure that your home is mosquito-free.
Time for the mosquitoes to buzz off. Sometimes, it doesn’t have to be for very serious reasons. The mere fact that a mosquito could fly in and perch on your lunch, or the thought of them buzzing around you while you’re reading a good book is annoying enough reason to take necessary measures to get rid of such pests.
So what are the best ways to turn the home and environment mosquito free? Let’s find out.
1. Keep A Clean, Neat Home
Mosquitoes are attracted to a lot of things, one of them is a dirty environment. You can always spot them around heaps of trash, or over dirty dishes. Therefore, it’s very important to maintain a clean environment at all times to reduce the influx of mosquitoes into your household.
2. Mosquito Repellents
One of mankind’s most thoughtful gifts for mankind. This comes in handy for quick action against invading mosquitoes. The mosquitoes can’t stand the repellents and die off immediately so for quick action, get the best mosquito repellents.
It’s also handy for camping trips and mountain or jungle hikes. In places like this where they are inevitable, having your own weapon to fight against these pests would be great for you.
3. Mosquito Nets
Another secure method of defense against mosquitoes is to sleep under a met socially made to repel the mosquitoes. This method not only guarantees the repulsion of mosquitoes but also offers a comfortable way to sleep at night since you can now sleep with the windows open.
You might have to check with the family for any allergic reactionary to the mosquito nets.
4. Mosquito Trap DIY
Just like we have the bear trap, mousetrap, etc., We also have the traps specially made for mosquitoes. And the best part is that you can do it yourself without spending a lot of money. Want to know how? Here are the steps you need to follow to create an effective mosquito trap
- Empty 2-liter bottle
- Blade or razor knife
- Duct tape
- Black spray paint
- Brown sugar
- Hot water
- A package of dry active yeast
- Boil 2 cups of water and add the 2/3 cups of brown sugar and stir until completely dissolved.
- Once the mixture is cooled, add yeast to the mixture and then, pour the mixture into your trap
- Get your blade or razor knife to cut the top of the bottle. You will cut the top section of the bottle right above the paper on the bottle.
- After cutting off the top part of the bottle, there should be two pieces to assemble your trap. (bottom cylinder and bottleneck).
- Invert the bottom of the bottle till it resembles a “funnel.” (Don’t push the top of the bottle too much into the bottom one because there must be air between the liquid and the bottom of the bottle.)
- Use duct tape to seal and secure your funnel.
- Then get your black spray paint (or black construction paper) and spray the bottle. This will let less light in so the active yeast will not spoil and so the trap can camouflage with outdoor surroundings.
- The last step is to set your trap out where the mosquitoes are active. The most common areas are under the shed or tree. Avoid putting it close to your desk or reading table.
- Once the smell of the trap attracts the mosquitoes, they will drown in the mixture inside. Bye mosquitoes
There are other methods like use lemon cloves, beer (yes beer! They can’t stand the smell), mosquito repellent plants as well as garlic sprays. Whatever method you use, it’s important to get them right so as to avoid loopholes, because even the tiniest of holes can ruin everything.