7 ways to naturally repel mosquitoes this summer
You may have thrown them away not knowing that they are an effective and safe mosquito repellent.
People often use sprays to repel mosquitoes. However, this method causes unpleasant odors and can harm human health.
You can check out the 7 natural methods below to get rid of mosquito bites.
Smoked coffee grounds repel mosquitoes
A lot of people use ground coffee because it smells really bad when burned against mosquitoes. In addition, it does not contain any harmful substances that affect human health.
Pour the coffee powder into an empty aluminum foil or container with water, burn it, put it in the corners of the house, under the bed… If the house is large, you can use 3-4 cups of coffee powder. burning When burning, the door should be open to keep the house well ventilated. You can also leave the coffee grounds in the garden to roast them.
Note: There is no fire when roasting ground coffee, so attention should be paid to safety when using it to avoid accidents or fires.
Make mosquito taste with grapefruit peel
Once dry, grapefruit peel can be used as a natural mosquito repellent.
Preparation: Cut the peel of the grapefruit in a spiral to dry it in the oven. Bake 4-5 times for two minutes each, until the grapefruit peels are completely dry and ready to use. Or you can dry the grapefruit peel in the sun, but this process takes longer.
Tie string to one end of a dried grapefruit peel and hang, then burn the other end. Burnt grapefruit peels are placed on doors, windows, or other openings. Be careful not to place it in a narrow space as it can easily cause suffocation.
Plant anti-mosquito plants
In summer, you can plant some anti-mosquito plants in your garden, balcony or window to enjoy the scent of the flowers and prevent mosquitoes from entering.
Plants that repel mosquitoes include: mint, rosemary, lavender, coriander, lemongrass, sunflower…
Use essential oils against mosquitoes
Some essential oils work very well to repel mosquitoes: lemon eucalyptus oil, lavender essential oil, peppermint oil, cajeput essential oil, and lemongrass.
With the exception of lavender oil, which cannot be applied directly to the skin and must be diluted before use, other essential oils can be applied to the skin, used with an atomizer, or diffuser to scent indoor spaces, filter the air, and repel mosquitoes . . .
How to make a natural mosquito repellent spray from essential oils: 6 drops of citronella essential oil, 3 drops of sunflower oil, 3 drops of lavender essential oil, 5 ml of alcohol, 45 ml of distilled water and a spray bottle. Put the prepared amount of essential oil in the spray bottle, then pour in alcohol and finally add distilled water. This solution is sprayed directly onto the skin or clothing before going outside for maximum mosquito repellent effect.
Oriental mosquito repellent medicine pack
You can also make your own anti-mosquito bag containing the following ingredients: cloves, wormwood, angelica, chlorophyll, mint, coriander jelly, cilantro and 10 grams each. Mix the previous mixture and place in a cloth bag.
These herbs not only repel mosquitoes, but also help you stay awake. Please note that pregnant women and people who are allergic to the above ingredients should not use it.
homemade mosquito trap
The mosquito trap works according to the following principle: CO2 is produced when yeast (or baking soda) is mixed with sugar water. Mosquitoes locate their bite based on the amount of CO2 inhaled by the person or animal. Because of this, due to the amount of CO2 the trap produces, the mosquitoes are sucked out of the trap, then they are trapped in the trap and cannot fly out.
To craft this trap you need to prepare: 1.5 liter plastic bottle; 50 grams of brown sugar; 5 g yeast (or baking powder); warm water and newspaper.
Cut 1/3 of a bottle of water, add 200ml of warm water and 50g of sugar and mix well. Then wait for the water to cool, add 5 grams of yeast or baking soda, then turn the bottle opening upside down and stick the tape in place. Finally, wrap the bottle in newspaper and put it in a dark corner to attract mosquitoes.
Repel mosquitoes with wind oil
Method 1: Apply the oil directly to the skin, the aroma of wind oil will repel mosquitoes.
Method 2: If you don’t want to apply it directly to your skin, open the lid and leave the oil bottle in a well-ventilated corner. The smell of wind oil keeps mosquitoes away.
Method 3: Apply some wind oil to the propeller. The wind blades help the wind spread the smell of the oil throughout the house.
There are also ways to repel mosquitoes with electric batons, mosquito fans or mosquito nets.
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