3 Ways To getting Rid Of Mosquitoes Without Insecticides

Mosquitoes are definitely a threat to our health because not only do they cause you a sleepless night, but a rough skin and malaria to top it all up.

Mosquitoes can be a huge menace to humanity and cause various vector-borne diseases and the use of insecticides to get rid of them sometimes isn’t a good idea for some of us with allergies to such product.

I remember sleeping at home one night (all by myself) and trust me, I couldn’t wait for the morning to come knocking my eyes open. I was literally battered with stings from their bite as there was no one to share in this punishment with me.

By the way, guess what I did. I sprayed the house with an insecticide and buried my head in my cover cloth to avoid breathing in the smell of the insecticide. In my poor little head, I was simply trying to get rid of the mosquitoes. Trust me, the effect of that night took its toll on me for the next couple of days.

Hence, getting rid of mosquitoes the natural way hasn’t been a bad idea to me. Here are 3 ways you can do this.

ALSO READ: 3 Effective Homemade Catarrh Remedies

1. Use Garlic


Garlic is one of the most efficient mosquito repellants on this list because of its larvicidal properties.

To use this trick, crush a few garlic cloves and boil them in water for some time. Pour the water into a spray bottle and spray it around the room to prevent any mosquitoes from coming near you.

On the other hand, if you are okay with the smell of garlic and can tolerate it, rub a garlic clove on your skin and you will never be bitten by a mosquito again!

2. Camphor


Camphor is one of the most effective ways to get rid of mosquitoes. Made from the extract of a tree, it is one of the longest mosquito repellent activity when compared to other natural products.

You can rub the camphor balls in oil (organic oil) and put in different corners of the house, close the doors and windows and leave for about 15-30 minutes. Boom! All the mosquitoes are gone.

3. Use mint to get rid of mosquitoes


Funny how mint, one of our favourite fragrances, is offensive to mosquitoes. Well, who actually cares?

You can use fresh mint, mint oil or mint extracts to keep mosquitoes away. Mint oil, for instance, can be used as a fumigator by pouring it into a spray bottle, or you could just apply it on the exposed parts of your body.

There you go! These natural tips can help you get those mosquitoes out and save you the stress of dealing with them the hard way (clapping your hands every now and then just to kill them).

Kehinde Omotosho is a content writer at healthfacts.ng who enjoys the punching sounds of the keyboard when conjuring words together to make a full entity. When she is not typing, she's examining a few fashion pieces and playing dress-up. Meeting people and smiling always are a few of her hobbies. For more details, send an email to info@healthfacts.ng