Keeping mosquitoes away from our homes is a relatively simple task and can be accomplished by making a few small changes here and there, which is great, right?
Just a small reminder: these anti-mosquito home remedies discussed in this blog are not a definitive solution to kill these insects in your home completely.
Keeping your lawn well cut is an exceptional way to prevent mosquitoes. During the day, these insects use the high vegetation to rest and survive the high daytime temperatures without losing an iota of hydration.
For this reason, it is a great idea to keep the lawn in your garden as short as possible, cutting plants and shrubs, it is essential to also keep the garden clean and tidy.
Invest in a fan
During the summer months, there is nothing better than cooling off under a fan. But … Did you know that these wonderful inventions can also help to prevent mosquitoes?
Mosquitoes have a weak flight. So ceiling fans and table fans and ventilation towers, all help repel mosquitoes by making it very difficult for them to fly and force them to leave the room.
Cut the water
With this advice, we do not intend for anyone to become dehydrated, especially in the summer. The standing water of any container such as buckets, drains, showers, etc … provide them with a fantastic place to lay their eggs.
To ensure that your garden does not become a paradise for mosquito spawning, you should try not to leave any container with standing water in your garden or inside the house.
Don’t forget the birds
Continuing with the theme of standing water, let’s not forget the birdbath … and its “bathtubs.” They can be, without a doubt, a pleasant addition to any garden, watching birds bathe relaxes, but … the counterpart is that, as you may have already guessed, if we install them we are giving mosquitoes a wonderful place to reproduce and grow.
If bird bathtubs are cleaned regularly, and water is changed at least once a week, we can prevent the emergence of mosquitoes.
Protect your pond
Surely you think … if standing water attracts snot … what about ponds? Well … you’re right! The ponds offer mosquitoes a golden opportunity to lay their eggs. They are a true paradise for them.
Luckily, there is something you can do to prevent your pond from becoming a “maternity ward” for mosquitoes.
Anyway, mosquitoes are not big fans of depositing their eggs in moving water, so installing a source of running water can even prevent their appearance.
And what about pets?
Another of the mosquitoes’ favorite places to lay their eggs is the drinking fountains of our pets.
We all take care of our pets, and we are sure to always have some water available to drink when the heat hits, but this can also attract mosquitoes.
Nothing happens, don’t panic! If you change the water regularly in your pet’s drinking fountains, mosquitoes won’t find this attractive place to stay.
Put mosquito nets
When the heat drops outside, keeping doors and windows open is a great way to lower the temperature inside, creating a fresh air draft at home.
The downside to this is that you are unconsciously sending an open invitation for mosquitoes to enter your home.
Don’t worry, installing fine mosquito nets on doors and windows can help block mosquitoes from entering easily, while you can ventilate and allow fresh air to enter your home.
These simple tips can help you get rid of mosquitoes at home. However, it is important to know that they are not definitive solutions.
The most effective way to keep your house 100% mosquito-free is to seek the help of a professional expert in pest control.