Anyone who lives in an area where mosquitoes are a problem knows how difficult it is to keep them under control. These insects can spread deadly diseases like malaria, dengue fever, and yellow fever, although most people only get uncomfortable mosquito bites as a result of their bites. These are annoyances and irritants, but they are rather low-risk.
It is simple to figure out how to get rid of mosquitoes. Next time the little buggers start sniffing about your place, try one of these natural mosquito repellent remedies. Then, when they begin to drop like flies, sit back and cackle maniacally. No one will pass judgment. In fact, we’ll be rooting for you.
This tutorial will teach you some simple and effective ways to keep your house bite-free. Learn more about my tried-and-true tactics and insider tips.
There are a few simple things you may do to reduce the number of mosquitos in your home.
- Get rid of the larvae. The fewer mosquitoes that are buzzing around, the less likely they are to bother you indoors.
- Mosquito dunks and mosquito beating grains should be used around your yard in the weeks leading up to mosquito season.
- Mosquito netting can be used on doors and windows. They don’t provide 100% protection, but they are inexpensive and make everything else easy.
- Once they’ve hatched, use mosquito traps on your property to get rid of them. These are high-priced but highly effective killing machines.
- Mosquito lights and mosquito killer sprays are less expensive yet ineffective.
Is it true that electric indoor traps are effective?
Electric insect killers, in my opinion, are the ideal indoor instrument for combating mosquitoes and other insects.
I normally turn on my indoor mosquito trap for two days a week, and it eliminates the majority of the mosquitoes in my home.
When I just want to watch a game, no more mosquitoes, flies, or gnats bother me. I have yet to discover a feasible alternative to electric bug zappers for keeping my property mosquito-free. These gadgets simply work.
Indoor mosquito trap made at home
If you want to do things on your own, you’ll be happy to learn that you can create an indoor mosquito trap on your own.
While the success of these handmade devices varies, it is a fun project, and if it works for you, you will save a lot of money.
These homemade gadgets can be created in 20 minutes or less, using mostly common household objects.
Creating your own insect repellent
You’ll need the following items to construct your own handmade trap:
- X-Acto blade or razor knife, empty 2-liter drink container
- Tape for ducts
- Black spray paint with black construction paper or paper
- a quarter cup of brown sugar
- 1 packet dry active yeast 1 cup hot water
Here’s how to make it in six easy steps.
Step 1: Cut off the top piece of the soda bottle with a knife, right below where the neck spreads out to meet the main section of the bottle.
Step 2: Invert the bottle’s neck so that it resembles a funnel, then insert it into the bottle’s body. Make sure you don’t press it all the way down. You’ll want to allow enough space between the bottle’s neck and the larger piece’s bottom.
Step 3: Use duct tape to seal the escape route. The duct tape will keep the funnel in place while also sealing the funnel’s edges to the bottle’s edges.
Step 4: Spray the entire trap with black spray paint and let it dry – the dark tint will help the bait live longer by blocking out the sunshine.
Step 5: Combine 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1 cup boiling water to make mosquito bait. Stir the mixture vigorously until the sugar is completely dissolved. Allow cooling to 120 degrees Fahrenheit before adding the yeast. After that, simply pour the contents into the bottle and your trap is ready to use.
Step 6: Place the trap in a shady spot in your yard. These traps should ideally be set around the perimeter of your yard, rather than too close to your patio or other areas where people will congregate. You may also use this trap indoors – I recommend keeping it in the common areas and away from the kitchen and bedrooms.
With a little bit of planning, you can get rid of mosquitoes without using chemicals. Which method will work best for you? Comment below with the answer or any other advice. You know your body better than anyone else, so we want to hear what you think about our blog post! Your opinion could really help out others who may need some guidance in this area too!