If you live in a humid area mosquitoes are definitely a big problem. Mosquito bites are both a nuisance and a danger, especially within households. An article which provides you with ways of preventing mosquitoes from becoming a problem around your home.
Though mosquitoes are small and tiny creatures, they can ruin whole atmosphere. Mosquitoes can cause several dangerous and fatal diseases like malaria, dengue, chikungunya, yellow fever, etc. The market is flooded with several chemical-laden mosquito repellents. These products can help you make your surroundings mosquito-free, but at the same time, they have negative effects on the environment. Here are some home remedies that are not only effective in getting rid of mosquitoes, but are also eco-friendly. Try them out!
Home Remedies for Mosquitoes
1. Dry Ice
The carbon dioxide that we exhale attracts mosquitoes. Dry ice emits a lot of carbon dioxide. So, place dry ice in a container and keep it at a certain distance. When all the mosquitoes are attracted towards that container, close the lid. While this can be a little time-consuming, but it is an effective method to drive away mosquitoes (1, 2).
2. Coffee Grounds
The simple home remedy to repel mosquitoes is coffee grounds. All you need to do is just sprinkle coffee grounds wherever you find stagnant water near your house. The mosquito eggs present in the water will be forced to come to the surface of the water due to the coffee grounds. As they come to the surface, they will be deprived of oxygen. This will kill them before they are hatched and will prevent mosquitoes from breeding (3).