Buzz Off! Effective Methods To Keep Mosquitoes At Bay

By Francis Tunwase

Mosquitoes are not only annoying pests but also potential carriers of diseases like dengue fever, malaria, and the West Nile virus. It’s important to keep these pesky insects away from your home to ensure the safety and comfort of you and your loved ones.

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Fortunately, there are many reliable and natural ways to keep mosquitoes away from your home. In this article, we’ll explore some tried-and-tested tricks that you can use to keep mosquitoes at bay and enjoy a mosquito-free home.

Use insect repellent

This may appear to be stating the obvious, yet there is a good reason for its widespread recognition. DEET-containing products have a reputation for being the most successful. Apply often.

Choose plants that will keep the mosquitoes away

Human skin gives off odors that attract mosquitoes, but there are a number of plants with overpowering fragrances that can help you hide your scent and drive the mosquitoes away.

Stay away from places where mosquitoes congregate

During different seasons of the year, the mosquito population spikes in some regions. The WHO and the CDC both have this data available to the public.

Dress appropriately

Keeping your skin covered is a good defense against mosquito bites. While venturing outside, it’s preferable to wear baggy shirts or long pants. Also, shoes are required at all times.

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Stay away from any pool of water

Lakes, bogs, creeks, wetlands, and marshes are all prime breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Mosquitoes use the stagnant water for breeding in huge numbers, so avoid them.

Put on some bright hues

Darker colors get the attention of mosquitoes faster than lighter ones. Try bright hues, and you’ll surely see the difference in no time.

Avoid water storage in containers or ditches

Heavy downpours sometimes allow water to be stored in containers, pools, or ditches. If you want to keep mosquitoes at bay, you should clean these spots on a weekly basis.