How to Control Mosquitoes Without Harming the Environment

Mosquitoes are a constant menace during the monsoon. Not only do they pester you with their incessant buzz, but also put your health at risk. Mosquitoes spread diseases like malaria, dengue, and chikungunya. Keeping them away from your home is an essential part of staying healthy this monsoon season. 

If you have an eco-friendly home, you are already on the right track to keeping your house mosquito-free! But it’s always good to know some other tips and tricks to make sure those pesky bloodsuckers stay out of your home this monsoon season. So read on for some eco-friendly advice to keep mosquitoes at bay this monsoon!

Staying dry and clean with eco-friendly natural repellents

Mosquitoes are attracted to dark, damp places. Keeping your home dry and clean, with minimal water sources will help keep mosquitoes at bay. So make sure you:

  • Keep your home dry by installing a good quality roof and gutters to avoid excess water build-up during the monsoon. Place a mosquito net over your roof and gutters if they are very close to your living space.
  • Ensure there is no water source near your home. Particularly check out places where water can accumulate – check for leakages and plug them up. Also, avoid storing any water inside your house.
  • Avoid using too much perfume or scented sprays inside your home. Scents like geranium, lavender, and sandalwood are known to deter mosquitoes.

Finding and sealing entry points

Mosquitoes generally enter your home either through windows/doors or through cracks near your roof. Finding and fixing these entry points are a great way to keep mosquitoes away. Here are some tips on how you can do that: 

  • Check for any gaps around your windows and doors and fix them. If you find no gaps, then mosquitoes may be entering through your roof. To check, put a cup of water on your roof and watch it carefully. If you see water trickling down, mosquitoes are probably entering through those areas. 
  • When you find areas that are letting in mosquitoes, seal them with silicon or putty. You can also install netting to cover these areas if needed.

Install mosquito-repelling plants in your home

Some plants like lavender, geranium, basil, and rosemary have essential oil that repels mosquitoes. You can put some pots of these plants around your home to keep it mosquito-free. Put some pots of these plants on your patio or balcony as well if you have them, to keep mosquitoes away from your indoor space as well. You can also place a few dried leaves of the plants inside your cupboards and drawers to keep mosquitoes away from your clothes.

Get a wet vacuum cleaner to suck the mosquitoes out

Mosquito bites aren’t just an irritation, they also leave behind disease-causing organisms, which can wreak havoc on our health. Mosquito bites are itchy, and painful and can leave behind ugly marks on our skin. 

A wet vacuum cleaner is a great way to suck out those pesky mosquitoes and keep your home mosquito-free. A wet vacuum cleaner works like a regular vacuum cleaner but sprays water on the floor while sucking it up. Place the vacuum cleaner in areas where you think mosquitoes will be most concentrated, like your patio, balcony, and near your windows.

Conclusion

Mosquitoes are a constant menace during the monsoon. Not only do they pester you with their incessant buzz, but also put your health at risk. Mosquitoes spread diseases like malaria, dengue, and chikungunya.

Keeping them away from your home is an essential part of staying healthy this monsoon season. If you have an eco-friendly home, you are already on the right track to keeping your house mosquito-free! 

But it’s always good to know some other tips and tricks to make sure those pesky bloodsuckers stay out of your home this monsoon season. So read on for some eco-friendly advice to keep mosquitoes at bay this monsoon!

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