How to get rid of mosquitoes
As well as causing painful bites and sleepless nights, mosquitos can carry life-changing diseases, which is why it’s important to eliminate them from your home. If you want to know how to kill mosquitoes and make your own home remedies for mosquitos, here are some proven methods to get you started.
How to repel mosquitoes with homemade traps
One of the best home remedies for mosquitoes is making your own mosquito traps from ingredients you can find in your kitchen cupboard. Dissolve three tablespoons of brown sugar in hot water. Cut a large plastic bottle in half and pour the mixture into the bottom half of the bottle. Let the mixture cool before adding a gram of yeast into the bottle. Mix it together. Turn the top of half of the bottle upside down, place it inside the bottle half of the bottle and tape it to the sides, forming a funnel. Place a trap in each room, changing the mixture every two weeks.
Prevent mosquitoes from laying eggs and being hatched
If you’re noticing that there are pools of water around your house and yard, squirt Jif into them to kill existing larvae or prevent mosquitos from laying eggs in them in the first place. Where possible, keep damp and humid areas in your house dry and clean, making sure the surfaces are sterilised with Domestos. Before mosquito season begins, always make sure that damp areas – inside and outside of your house – are removed or disinfected.