Mosquito’s can be quit a nuisance most times. Not only are they irritating to deal with but can be potentially harmful. Because they feed on blood, some can transmit potentially deadly diseases such as malaria, yellow fever, and filariasis. Here are a few ways to deter mosquitoes without harming your health or the environment.
Garlic not only have many health benefits that boosts your immune system, but has also shown to repel mosquitoes. By simply pressing some garlic and mix its juices with water, then add to a spray bottle. It’s safe on skin as well as plants, and good at keeping mosquitos away.
2) Mosquito-repelling plants and herbs
Marigolds, lemon thyme, basil and catnip are top plants and herbs known to deter mosquitoes. Iowa State University researchers discovered that catnip, for example, not only keeps mosquitoes away but cockroaches too. They also determined that the essential oil responsible for catnip’s smell is about 10 times more effective than harsh sprays specifically designed to distance mosquitoes.
3) Buy a bat house
Bat cave anyone? Despite all the scary movies you have seen, bats don’t attack humans, but they do feed on insects like mosquitoes. In fact, one single bat can eat up to 1,200 mosquito-sized insects hourly, and each bat typically consumes up to 8,000 insects every night. Hanging a bat house can help reduce the presence of mosquitoes in social areas.