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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.