Mosquitoes have a way of annoying anyone that they come in contact with. When they get into your home they circle your head and buzz in your ear and when you are least expecting it, they bite you. If you do not want to wake up in the morning with your body covered in mosquito bites then you need to find a way to keep them out of your home or get rid of them.
How can I prevent mosquitoes in my home?
- Cover all open windows and doors with screens that have small enough holes to keep mosquitoes out;
- Find and empty all sources of standing water. Mosquitoes can breed and multiply with the tiniest amounts of water, so circle your house and get rid of containers, buckets, bowls, pots and anything else that is outside collecting water. That little “kiddie pool” you have in the backyard is a mosquito breeding haven.
- Empty and clean birdbaths and pet water bowls several times weekly;
- Run a fan in the room that you are in. Mosquitoes will literally get “blown away”.
- Keep your lawn cut short and trim decorative bushes around your yard. When your grass is long and your bushes are lush they can provide protection to mosquitoes.
- Spray outdoor areas that contains non-toxic ingredients.
- Keep natural mosquito repellent like eucalyptus oil, citronella oil and repellent candle.
- To control the mosquitoes that still manage to invade your home even when you have followed all previously mentioned steps is to use mosquito zappers and traps. Mosquito zappers and traps are excellent ways to control mosquitoes.
What are some home remedies for mosquito problems?
Along with effective pest control and mosquito repellent products, there are also some everyday ways you can help to defend yourself against these insidious insects.
It’s a well-known fact that we humans are a mosquito’s favourite food source. They feed on blood, and while they will bite animals as an alternate food source, if people are around, we are their target of choice.
Their keen sense of smell allows them to home in on us, and one of the ways they achieve this is by detecting the carbon dioxide we expel when we breathe.
So, just the mere fact that we’re breathing attracts mosquitoes, so we need ways to repel them.
Eating certain foods can help repel mosquitoes and keep them at bay. Tomatoes are very high in Vitamin B1, which repels mosquitoes. Other foods we can eat are onions and garlic, as these foods have pungent aromas that for one, mosquitoes really don’t like, and two helps to disguise our mosquito luring scent.
Remaining indoors at night is one way to steer clear of mosquitoes, but you don’t want to feel you can’t enjoy a nice summer BBQ out in the yard. Wearing long clothing will help, and you could also burn some specialised coils and incense sticks to repel mosquitoes. Mosquito repellent candles are perfect for outdoor scenarios and can be more pleasant than coils or incense.
Obviously apply insect repellent that’s effective against mosquitoes, such as Pestrol’s range of mosquito repellent balms.
- Add plantings outside your home that naturally repel mosquitoes such as feverfew and catnip which are proven to repel mosquitoes.
- Add coffee grounds to stagnant water. This forces mosquito eggs to float up to the surface where they will be destroyed before they have an opportunity to hatch.
Benefits of using traps
Although the above-mentioned measures will significantly reduce the mosquito population around your home, there’ll still be a few troublemakers left. Thus, the solution to this issue can be using traps. Mosquito traps are an effective way to prevent bites and allow you to once again enjoy your backyard with all of your favourite activities including barbecues and picnics. Traps are:
- Chemical free. Mosquito traps, similar to other pest traps, are mechanical devices that do not use chemicals to control the target pest. This makes them safe for your family as no harmful chemicals will be released into your home.
- Discreet. Traps are very discreet, they control mosquitoes without bringing any attention to themselves as they are noise and odour free.
- Environmentally friendly. Traps are good for the environment as they use no ozone depleting gases or dangerous chemicals. Moreover, you can re-use them multiple times before they require replacement.
- Easy to use and install. Traps are quite straight forward in terms of usage and do not come with a multitude of instructions.
How do I get rid of mosquitoes by using traps?
Mosquitoes are able to find people in the dark by sensing the carbon dioxide and the temperature that a person gives off. Mosquitoes are also very sensitive to near-ultraviolet rays. Some of these traps such as the “Pestrol Outdoor Exterminator” attract mosquitoes and capture them through the use of heat and a wavelength ray that is produced by bulbs installed inside the device. These traps attract mosquitoes much like they are attracted to people because they are sensing the same emissions from the traps as from people.
The technology offered in this solution is proven to reduce the number of mosquitoes that are populating your yard. The trap will capture female mosquitoes and destroy them. As fewer females are available to lay eggs, the number of mosquitoes will slowly start to decrease. You will need to continually use the traps for at least six weeks to successfully interrupt the breeding cycle. It is important to hang the trap at least one meter from the ground to make it most effective.
Stagnant water is the best breeding ground for mosquitoes. If you have any vessels around your home that can collect water, empty them out if you spot them. Bromeliad plants are another ideal place for mosquitoes to breed. It is important to remove any possible areas where mosquitoes can breed. Trapping insects is a more preferable method over zapping them because it is easier to clean the traps. Moreover, there is no associated noise and the traps are odourless.
Pestrol Mosquito Traps provide a safe way to eliminate mosquitoes that can carry dangerous diseases, including yellow fever, malaria, dengue fever, encephalitis, dog heartworm and West Nile virus. With more than 2,800 species of mosquitoes around the world, it is important to protect yourself, your family and your pets!