Natural Remedies To Get Rid of Mosquitoes In Just 1 Minute

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Summer is finally here and in the midst of all the summertime merriment that’s sure to occur, we’ll be met with an all too familiar sound… The buzz that signals the start of a sleepless night, at the mercy of the troublesome mosquito.

Why Do Mosquitoes Like Biting Me?: That’s a question I’m often asked when people find out that I’m interested in insects. The truth is that mosquitoes do, in fact, like some people more than others, so you can at least rest assured that it’s not all in your head.

Dr Jonathan Day, an entomologist and mosquito expert at the University of Florida, confirms that some people produce more of a certain chemical (such as lactic acid) and that it is those chemicals that attract mosquitoes. Think of it as a natural cologne, giving off a mosquito-alluring aroma. Day mentions that the CO2 emitted from your body is also a great contributor to you being a hot topic amongst the local mosquito population.

Natural Remedies To Get Rid of Mosquitoes In Just 1 Minute

The Threat of Mosquitoes
Why is a little bite a cause for concern? Well, mosquitoes are considered to be the most deadly creatures on the planet. According to mosquitoworld.net, the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that mosquitoes kill more than one million people a year through the transmission of malaria of Malaria alone, and that’s not to mention deaths from other mosquito-borne diseases such as Zika and Dengue.

Build a mosquito trap:
A good way to lure Mosquitoes away is by building a mosquito trap containing a sugar and yeast blend. The best way to do this is to cut the top off a 2-litre cool drink bottle, turn it upside down and place it inside the bottle, so that it resembles a funnel. Mix a cup of sugar and a cup of water together, along with a teaspoon of yeast. Bring one cup of water to the boil and combine it with the sugar mixture. Pour this down the ‘funnel’ you have created and seal the two parts of the bottle with tape. Voila! A homemade mosquito trap.

It’s recommended to leave this contraption in a dark and humid area for at least two weeks. Replace the solution with a fresh batch every two weeks as well.

Trim the weeds in and around your garden:
Mosquitoes spend their days lying low in grass and weeds, which provide them with the high level of humidity they need to avoid drying out. Make sure to keep your garden trimmed to give these annoying bugs fewer places in which to hide. (Rentokil.co.za)

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