Mosquitos, while painful and aggravating, are often considered a simple part of life. True, mosquitos are a type of pest that thrives throughout most of the world, and while almost everyone has to deal with them, nobody has to submit to them and their relentless quest for your blood. Here are some ways to keep these pests out of your house and your life.
Seal Your Windows and Doors
Your first objective is to close up any gaps or openings around your house. Mosquitoes are very small, and even the tiniest entry point will suffice for them to enter your home. Therefore, install window screens if you don’t have them, and if you do, fix any tears they might have. As for the space between the bottom of your doors and the floor, a good door strip or weather strip will keep mosquitoes outside where they belong.
Deterring Mosquitoes with Natural Repellents
After you’ve closed off any openings which mosquitoes may use to get inside, here is a couple of all-natural repellents you can use to keep mosquitoes at bay.
- Camphor Oil: Camphor oil is a well-known remedy for mosquito infestations used all around the world, but especially in India. Just light some of it on fire in a flame-resistant container for fifteen minutes with the windows closed and any mosquitoes should be heading for the hills.
- Tulsi: Another herb from India, Tulsi is a plant able to kill mosquito larvae and repel live ones with great efficiency. Many households have a Tusli plant hanging right outside their window to keep all kinds of bugs away, and when rubbed on the skin, its leaves can even soothe mosquito bites.
- Garlic: Garlic is an excellent and delicious way of getting mosquitoes out of your home. No, you shouldn’t rub it on your body before you go on a hike, but if you boil it in water and spray it around your house, it should prevent mosquitoes from coming inside. Or, if you prefer, add a hefty amount of it into your food the next time you cook if the mosquitoes seem to be getting aggressive.
There are many other ways to get rid of these annoying pests, such as spraying yourself with tea tree oil, sprinkling basil around the house, and buying an ultrasonic bug repellant, so if mosquitos are giving you trouble, you have many options for expelling them. For more information, or to receive quality pest control services, contact B&B Exterminating today.