Get rid of these annoying insects and their bites naturally with these natural remedies
The arrival of summer usually has as an inevitable consequence the return of those annoying insects that, with nocturnal and treachery, dedicate themselves to suck our blood and annoy us with their buzzing sounds. Although the market is full of repellants, home remedies to avoid mosquito bites are always one of the best formulas to keep them away from our skin and out of our homes.
Next, we present seven homemade tricks with which you can repel mosquitoes naturally:
Some of the essential oils that are sold as air fresheners are one of the most effective home remedies against mosquitoes. Try soaking some cotton balls in these oils and placing them in a jar. You can also put a couple of drops on your neck or pajamas to get rid of these insects at bedtime. Some of the most effective essential oils against mosquitoes are eucalyptus, lemon, lavender, almond, citronella, rosemary or geranium . read also Get Rid of Mosquitoes
Like essential oils, some scented candles can also be used to ward off these pesky insects. Try to get candles that smell like the aforementioned oils, but we recommend citronella because it is one of the best natural mosquito repellants. The smoke they give off will keep mosquitoes well away. Put them near the windows.
Did you know that chamomile, in addition to being a digestive, is a perfect remedy against mosquitoes? To get a homemade repellent you will need a liter of water and 200 grams of chamomile. Boil the water and flowers for about 30 minutes, then remove it from the heat and, once it has cooled, rub the mixture over your body .
Some aromatic herbs
Condiments that you use daily such as basil, rosemary, bay leaf or mint can become a real repellent against mosquitoes. Try placing a pot with these herbs somewhere in the house to ward off these insects with their smell.
Lemon and cloves
Try placing half a lemon with a few cloves pricked on top next to the window of the room where you are going to sleep to completely forget about this insect. You can also make an infusion with them and later mix it with a baby shampoo to apply the paste that you obtain on your skin.
Bottle ‘mosquito trap
Another remedy that may work is the ‘mosquito trap’ bottle. In 20 centiliters of water mix 50 grams of sugar and put it to heat. Let it cool in a plastic bottle cut in half, to which you must add the yeast sprinkled and without stirring. carbon dioxide will begin to be generated and the smell of the fermentation will attract the mosquitoes that will be trapped in it.
Did you know that the sulfur in garlic repels mosquitoes, flies, ticks, and fleas? Peel and cut several cloves of garlic and add them to a bowl with a little water. Let it marinate for a few hours and then use this water to spray the house.
If you want to prevent mosquitoes from entering your home, a way to help stop them is to plant flowers like the calendula, geraniums, petunias and lavender . You can also turn to carnivorous plants if all else fails. Do not be scared because these types of plants do not eat human flesh, as the movies have taught us, but on the contrary they are the nightmare of mosquitoes.