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HOW TO GET RID OF MOSQUITOES

How to get rid of mosquitoes
 
Mosquitoes are dangerous insects.
Mosquitoes cause various diseases like malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever.
 
Tips for protection from mosquitoes

  • Keep the surroundings clean and dry
  • Avoid standing water in and around your house to prevent breeding of mosquitoes 
  • Use mosquito repellents on uncovered skin surfaces when outdoors. Repellants containing DEET or icaridin are most effective . DEET based products are available in concentration of 5% -30%, but chemical mosquito repellants are known to have neurological side effects, so they should be used with caution.
  • Mosquito repellent sprays
  • Use natural mosquito repellants like Citronella oil , Neem oil, Lavender oil.
  • Stay indoors during dusk and dawn as dengue mosquitoes are most active at these times.
  • Wear light color or white clothes as insects are attracted to dark colors.
  • Wear loose, long sleeved shirts and long pants when outdoors.
  • Consume garlic . It is released from skin pores, pungent smell of garlic keeps mosquitoes away.
  • Go fragrance free while outdoors . Especially avoid perfumes with floral fragrances as mosquitoes are attracted to fragrances
  • Certain blood groups specifically type O blood group people are more susceptible to mosquito bites
  • Strenuous exercise results in sweating and lactic acid formation in the body . This again makes u prone to mosquito bites.
  • Mosquito nets help.
 
Home- made mosquito repellents:
 
(1) 10-15 drops of essential oil( lavender, citronella),2 tbsp of vegetable oil, 1tbsp aloe vera gel. Combine ingredients in a glass jar and stir to blend. Dab a few drops on skin or clothing.
(2) 25 drops of essential oil+ 1/4 cup water or organic apple cider vinegar. Combine and shake in a glass jar. Dab on skin or clothing.
(3) 6 drops each of citronella oil, lavender oil, neem oil , black pepper oil+ unscented oil or moisturizer. Mix and rub on skin.