Mosquitoes can be a nuisance to anyone. They bite, suck blood and whine all night long causing one sleepless night. These mosquito bites are more severe to babies. The female anopheles mosquito is also known to transmit malaria. For these reasons, no one wants to stay in an area infested with mosquitoes. Living in such areas can be hard especially if one has little children. However, there is no need to panic since there is a solution. This article seeks to show five simple ways to keep mosquitoes away.
Ways to keep mosquitoes away
Drain stagnant water around the compound
Stagnant water forms a conducive breeding environment for mosquitoes. Draining the water reduces their population significantly. With reduced chances of producing young ones, and the older generation aging, the mosquitoes have no chance of survival. The reduced chances of survival for the mosquitoes is one way of keeping them away.
Clear the bushes and tall grass around the house
Tall grass and thick bushes are excellent breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Clearing them not only makes the compound look neat but it also lowers the mosquitoes’ population by a significant margin. This reduction has an overall impact of eliminating mosquitoes from the house thus keeping them away for good.
Light citronella candles and make use of repellent coils
Mosquitoes are mostly active at night. Lighting the candles produces a strong scent that repels mosquitoes. The flame is also not very attractive to the mosquitoes, and they will by any chance avoid it. Coils as well contain repellents that will keep mosquitoes away from the house.
Grow plants that repel mosquitoes around homes
Growing some plants such as lemon grass, marigold, rosemary, garlic among others that contain natural mosquito repellent scents is another way of keeping mosquitoes away from the house and surrounding areas. Eating plenty of garlic is also another way of having an internal mosquito repellent.
Making use of mosquito repellents
These repellents can be industrially manufactured or home-made. A good repellent will certainly keep mosquitoes away from the house. It is important to spray several times a day, but it is critical before going to bed. It will keep the mosquitoes away for the whole night.
Maintaining a good body health is essential. Mosquito bites are not just painful, but they can lead to a person contracting malaria. Sleepless nights due to whining of mosquitoes all night can severely affect one’s health. It is, therefore, important to keep the mosquitoes away by following the five simple ways above.