Mosquito Control – How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes
Mosquitoes are real pests, as they not only cause discomfort when they bite, but can also spread disease. If you suffer from Mosquitoes either in your home or your garden, you will want to get rid of them as quickly as possible. Here are a few methods of Mosquito controlÂ for getting rid of Mosquitoes easily and effectively and making sure that they do not return.
Types of Mosquito Repellents
Most of the Mosquito repellents on the market contain ingredients such as DEET as their active agent. Although DEETÂ is possibly the mostÂ effective insect repellent on the market,Â some people find that they suffer from itching and burning sensations when they spray this chemical directly onto their skin.
Smoke is known to be a good Mosquito repellent and can be used in a number of different ways. Burning candles or incense can help to keep Mosquitoes away. It is also possible to purchase special Mosquito repellent coils, which help to keep Mosquitoes away by producing smoke and also releasing a chemical that Mosquitoes find repellent.
It is also possible to make your own Mosquito repellent for the home or garden. All you need is a burner with a candle inside, a little water and an essential oil such as eucalyptus or lavender. Place a few drops of the oil into the water and relax as the heat from the candle makes the oil evaporate into the air, repelling the Mosquitoes.
Modern ThermaCELL MosquitoÂ repellents also do a good job of keeping Mosquitoes at bay. They work by producingÂ repellent scents over a large area that disturbs Mosquitoes. These Mosquito repellents come inÂ different shapes and sizes, from portable devices for use on camping and fishing trips, to stylish lanterns that can be hung above the decking in your garden.
Garlic is a good form of natural Mosquito repellent that is free from chemical poisons, making it safe for the whole family to use, including your pets. Garlic can be added to both human and pet food to keep the Mosquitoes at bay. After consuming garlic the skin secretes special oils that Mosquitoes tend to stay away from. You can also sprinkle garlic powder around your garden and porch to dissuade Mosquitoes from entering.
After you have successfully removed Mosquitoes from your home and garden you will want to make sure that they do not return. Mosquitoes tend to breed in stagnant water, so make sure that you get rid of all stagnant water, including empty flowerpots, driveway puddles, old tires and unfiltered fishponds.
Make Your Home Mosquito Proof
Make sure that your home is fully Mosquito proof. This involves checking to make sure that there are no holes that Mosquitoes and other insects can get through. Make sure that gutters are kept free from debris and keep the grass in your garden short. Mosquito nets can be attached to virtually any service, and do a great job of keeping Mosquitoes away, especially while you are sleeping.
It is also a good idea to fit mesh screens to the windows and doors of the home. This allows you to keep your windows and doors open during warm weather without running the risk of Mosquitoes getting inside the house and ruining your evening. Mosquitoes generally only bite at dusk and after dark, although they may also strike in overgrown areas such as forests and on overcast days. They usually only go for bare skin, so try to keep your skin covered as much as possible.
Light clothing does a better job of repelling Mosquitoes than dark clothing, and it is a good idea to opt for lightly coloured long sleeved shirts and trousers that cover your ankles. These are just a few of the many ways that you can help prevent Mosquitoes from entering your home and garden and repel them when they do strike. Some people find that different methods work better for them personally than others, so it is a good idea to test out a range of different methods and see for yourself which you find to be the most effective.
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