35 Ways To Control Mosquitoes

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We know that mosquitoes can spread diseases like dengue or chikungunya. The “tiger mosquito”, whose real name is Aedes albopictus mosquito, also transmits the Zika virus. The symptoms of this virus (fever, headache, rashes and edema of the extremities, conjunctivitis, etc.) appear after a period of 3 to 12 days after being bitten.

The health authorities, who have taken the measure of the risk, invite everyone to report online the presence of a tiger mosquito (this mosquito is recognizable in particular by its black and white stripes on the body and on the legs)

At this time, we have no data to suggest that COVID-19 or other similar coronaviruses (e.g. SARS, MERS) are spread by mosquitoes or ticks.

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  1. Removing standing water.

Above all ,Protect family  by removing standing water in and around your home.Your first step to complete mosquito control is to focus on removing standing water.I would request everyone to join us in removing standing water in ur viccinities.This is especially important if there are pregnant women at home.

2.Repair window screens and doors

Many insect issues can be solved through Repair obvious gaps in your window screens and doors.You can darn small holes in metal screening.Use tweezers to twist the strands into shape and then seal them with a dab of superglue.

 

  1. Camphor Oil.

Camphor oil is the oil extracted from the wood of camphor trees and processed by steam distillation. It can be used topically to relieve pain, irritation, and itching.Camphor oil  showed repellent action and provided 97.6% protection against An. Camphor has been found to have long-lasting effects as a repellant. The effective & healthy mosquito repellent.

 

Neem and Tulsi.

Neem and Tulsi produce volatile compounds as a way of deterring herbivores and plant-eating insects. Many of these compounds are also repellent to insects of the order Diptera, which includes mosquitoes .Tulsi has been found helpful in killing mosquito larvae and keeping mosquitoes away.Tulsi plant is used as a mosquito repellent.

Mosquito Dunks

People use these mosquito dunks in abandoned pools & other common breeding areas. Mosquito Dunks Stop Mosquitoes from Breeding in Your Birdbath or Pond.Kill mosquito larvae where the insects breed.Mosquito dunks are good for standing water that’s tough to drain: ponds, gutters & rain barrels.

 

Dry Ice.

Many people use dry ice to trap mosquitoes.Dry ice emits carbon dioxide, and all you have to do is place some dry ice in a container and keep that container some distance away.Scientists have found that carbon dioxide exhaled from mammals by breathing is what attracts mosquitoes. A five-pound block of dry ice hung near a mosquito trap will simulate the carbon dioxide output of a large mammal in one dusk-to-dawn trapping period.

 

Mosquito traps .

Mosquito traps keep killing mosquitoes. They have been proven effective in a number of research studies. They work 24/7 to reduce mosquito populations.Can be purchased from Amazon.

Maybe you can make one yourself.Most often made of a plastic bottle cut in half, the neck turned upside down. At the bottom of the bottle you can pour: dark beer (rather for mosquitoes) or a few spoons of jam (to attract wasps). You can also make a mixture based on:  lukewarm water (20 cL), brown sugar (50 g), brewer’s yeast (20 g). In the case of beer or the last mixture, the evolution of CO2 gas will attract mosquitoes and increase the efficiency of the trap.

 

Basil .

Basil is a Natural bug repellent, it will help ward off mosquitoes.Its repellent properties are strongest if used as a topical essential oil, applied directly to skin, but you can also use it in a variety of different ways.

 

Remove algae

Keep your water feature’s surroundings clean of algae and free of breeding.Remove algae from ponds.Mosquito larvae feed on algae and other small organisms that live in water. Oxygenating plants, and a Aquasphere Pond Cleaners will help keep ponds and water gardens clear.

 

  1. DEET Mosquito repellent .

DEET is a reliable and highly effective insect repellent. The chemical has been in public use since 1957.Do not allow children to apply repellents to themselves.

  1. Increase the natural enemies of mosquitoes

Increase the number of mosquito predators in your yard.Purple martins ,Bats and swallows love to eat mosquitoes. Install a shelter, like a bat or birdhouse, to help attract predators to your yard.the most effective natural predators of mosquitoes are fish. Mosquito larvae are eaten by guppies,Mosquito-eating Fish, bass, catfish, bluegills and even goldfish.The larvae can live in water too shallow for even small fish to reach them, so if you want to use fish to control them, make the sides of the pond steep, so there’s little shallow water at the edges.

 

 

  1. Work with neighbors.

An adult mosquito will fly about two miles from its breeding site (even further if blown by the wind). So get your neighbors on board!If a neighbor has standing water that has not been taken care of, consider contacting your local health department.

  1. Tea Tree Oil.

It’s smell keeps the mosquitoes at bay and all you have to do it dilute a few drops of the oil in a few drops of water and apply this to your skin to prevent mosquitoes from coming anywhere near you.Tea tree oil is another effective indoor mosquito repellent. You can make a spray with tea tree oil and water to use in the areas most attractive to mosquitoes. You can also spray it around doors and windows.Tea tree oil is poisonous when taken internally.

  1. Coffee Grounds.

Certain compounds found in coffee, such caffeine and diterpenes, can be highly toxic to insects.They are effective at deterring mosquitos, fruit flies and beetles, and they may help keep other pests away too .coffee grounds can be used as a bug repellent—and not just for mosquitoes, either. In fact, sprinkling this stuff around your backyard will repel everything.

  1. Citronella candles.

Citronella oil is popular as a natural insect repellent. Its mosquito repellent qualities have been verified by research.Citronella candles made from soy wax and citronella essential oils, The perfect way to keep the bugs away!They have a repellent effect on insects but only in a very small radius (a few tens of centimeters). The effectiveness of  candles is therefore very limited in terms of mosquito control.Indoors, their use should be limited: they can release toxic molecules.Burning citronella candles is an effective way to get rid of mosquitoes outdoors, but they may be too strong to burn indoors, especially for people with breathing issues.

  1. Swatting Mosquitoes.

Those summer nights are closer than you think. Before we know it we’ll be sipping iced tea and swatting at mosquitoes. Make sure your backyard is ready for the season.Swatting mosquitoes may only kill them one at a time but is effective and satisfying.Can exercise your agility.

  1. Camphor.

Camphor is a waxy substance that comes from the wood of the camphor laurel tree.Camphor is believed to be toxic to insects and is thus sometimes used as a repellent. It is a natural mosquito repellent. The odor drives mosquitoes away. Camphor has been successfully used as an indoor mosquito repellent.Camphor is commonly applied as a topical medication as a skin cream or ointment to relieve itching from insect bites, minor skin irritation, or joint pain.

  1. Planting insect repellent plants.

Another option is to use plants in your house and outdoors that will keep the mosquitoes from wanting to come near. A few of the most common plants that repel mosquitoes are:

Basil

Citronella

Lavender

Lemon Balm

Peppermint

Pyrethrum

Rosemary

Thyme

 

  1. Backyard Bug Control.

If you have a mosquito/bug problem in your yard.Consider using a pesticide in your yard to kill off any mosquitoes. You may have to do this occasionally. One time won’t take care of it for life. Hook it to your hose and spray the area down. The difference is like night and day.Anti-mosquito bracelets.These bracelets are very trendy, they often diffuse lemongrass or other essential oils with repulsive properties, however their effectiveness is very limited. They offer little or no protection from mosquito bites.

  1. Conventional insecticide bombs.

Little is known about the potential long-term effects of exposure to pyrethroids, the main insecticide agent in bug bombs, or foggers – a study found a link between their use and behavioral problems in children.Although very effective against insects, the use of these bombs should be limited: most of them release a lot of gases and toxic substances.Bombs based on pyrethrum, or synthetic pyrethroids are a little more environmentally friendly when they are not filled with greenhouse gases or flammable to propel the active substance, such as CO2, propane or even butane (be careful with the use of these insecticides near a heat / flame source: boiler, gas hob, candle, etc.). Pyrethrum and pyrethroids remain dangerous for the environment, especially for aquatic species.

 

  1. Mosquito coil.

A mosquito coil is a mosquito-repelling incense, usually made into a spiral, and typically made using dried paste of pyrethrum powder. Their effectiveness is good within a perimeter of a few meters around the spirals. Please note, these spirals are to be used only outdoors. Indeed, the combustion products and insecticides / repellents contained in the spirals can be dangerous for health if they are used indoors.The smoke of the mosquito coil stays inside the mosquito and acts on the nervous system, so it can be removed.Try sleeping with a combusting mosquito coil in the bedroom.High chance of inhaling toxins.Mosquito coils can be fire hazards. Their use has resulted in numerous accidental fires.The study concluded that, with normal use, mosquito coils are unlikely to be a health risk.Pyrethrins and pyrethroids contained in mosquito coils are safe to use because they are decomposed and excreted in the body even if humans inhale them.

 

27.Spraying Insecticide

Malaria kills over 100,000 people every year of which 67% are children.spraying insecticide in rooms before bed time.When you are enjoying leisure outdoors or gardening, mosquitoes will flock to suck your blood. If you find mosquitoes flying around you, or if you find a mosquito, you can get rid of it immediately with an insecticide. You can get rid of mosquitoes simply by spraying them.For those who are worried about the peculiar smell and irritation of insecticides, there are fragrance-free products and products that are gentle on the eyes and nose and have less irritation.

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  1. Electric Mosquito killer.

Have you ever seen a rectangular machine that glows blue when you go to a convenience store, etc. installed outside the store? That machine is called an “insect insect killer”, and it is eradicated by a strong electric shock that makes a rustling noise when a mosquito touches it.

 

Since mosquitoes tend to get closer when they feel blue light, an electric shock insecticide is made by adding ultraviolet light in addition to the blue light to enhance the extermination effect. The advantage of the electric shock pesticide is that it can eliminate mosquitoes without using any insecticide. If you install it around your house or in the garden, the mosquito will jump into the electric shock pesticide yourself.

 

  1. Lemon Eucalyptus.

The lemon eucalyptus tree, also known as Eucalyptus citriodora or Corymbia citriodora, serves as the basis for one of the most effective and well established natural mosquito and tick repellents.The essential oil of the lemon-scented gum mainly consists of citronellal (80%).Unrefined oil from the lemon eucalyptus tree is used in perfumery, and a refined form of this oil is used in insect repellents, especially against mosquitoes.A Bolivian study found that Corymbia citriodora, or lemon eucalyptus, is over 96% effective at repelling mosquitoes for up to four hours.

  1. Bathe In Apple Cider Vinegar.Apple Cider Vinegar is praised by doctors as both a mosquito repellent and a bug bite remedy.
  2. Rub Onions On Your Skin.The strong scent of the onion will mask the smells that appeal to mosquitoes—unfortunately, however, you might also scare away a few humans, as well, with your new perfume.
  3. Wear Light-Colored Clothing.Mosquitoes are attracted to moisture and heat, so when our bodies give off moisture and heat, they become more attracted to us.One of the ways a mosquito does this is through thermal sensory information, where it can sense a human’s presence by their body heat. Dark colors like black and navy blue absorb heat, so humans wearing them will easily attract mosquitoes. If you can, try to wear light colored clothing, as mosquitos are often attracted to darker colors. Opt for longer sleeves and pants. “And avoid tight clothing, as they can still bite through these,” says Conlon.Try to reduce the use of repellents by dressing children in long sleeves and long trousers tucked into boots or socks whenever possible. Use netting over strollers, playpens, etc.
  4. Add Rosemary To Your Garden.This needle-like shrub has aromatic essential oils that mosquitoes hate, so anywhere you plant them will be a blissfully bug-free haven.
  5. Turn On The Fan.Flying against the force of a fan is no easy feat, which is why mosquitoes hate them so much.
  6. Keep The Beauty Products To A Minimum.Mosquitoes love sweet-smelling beauty products like hairspray, perfume, and lotion, so avoid wearing anything with a strong scent if you plan on being outside all day. Floral scents in particular are especially attractive to mosquitoes, so steer clear of anything that makes you smell like a fresh bouquet.
  7. mosquito net.Whether you’re setting out for a camping trip or staying somewhere with screens or unsealed cracks, sleeping under one of these is a good call.
  8. DEET or Picaridin on labels.When it comes to insect repellents designed for skin application, Conlon recommends using an EPA-registered spray, lotion, or liquid repellent that contains 25-30% DEET or 15% or more of picaridin. Check the label to confirm the product’s EPA approval, which guarantees up to two hours of complete protection. (Side note: Repellent lotions will take a bit longer to kick in than sprays, Conlon notes)
  9. Opt for a DEET-free mosquito-fighting machine.

This top-rated find features a rechargeable battery and dispenses an odorless repellent solution to keep ‘skeeters at bay without requiring you to lather up with lotions or sprays.

  1. Treat your gear.If you’re planning for a day of hiking or fishing, use an insect repellent containing permethrin on clothing and gear ahead of time. (Never apply permethrin directly on skin). These types of sprays “have been shown to be effective against insect bites including ticks,” says Dr. Lardner.
  2. Treated clothing.Conlon also advises wearing clothes that are pre-treated with permethrin. Insect Shield has an entire line of bug-resistant apparel, which is a good option for kids at summer camp, who may be too busy having fun to remember to reapply bug spray. Or, for avid gardeners in mosquito-prone areas.
  3. Wear woven clothing.Avoid wearing spandex and other lightweight, thin materials, which mosquitoes can bite right through. Instead, opt for tightly woven materials, like cotton, denim, nylon, or windbreaker-type materials, which are more difficult for the bugs to penetrate. Clothing that provides UV protection is typically tightly woven and often protects against insect bites too.
  4. Stay indoors at dusk and dawn.”The vast majority of the mosquitoes that cause problems here in the United States tend to be most prevalent at dawn and dusk, primarily dusk,” says Conlon. Keep this in mind as you map out your summer activities.
  5. Burn repellent coils.These budget-friendly coils burn for up to seven hours each and release a smoke that contains a pyrethroid, which acts as a spatial repellent for mosquitoes. (A word of warning: Some people find the coils’ odor to be a little overwhelming, despite their effectiveness and affordability.)
  6. Organize a community cleanup.Neighborhood cleanup days can be organized by civic or youth organizations to pick up containers from vacant lots and parks, and to encourage people to keep their yards free of standing water.”
  7. Vitamin B1.Some studies suggest that taking thiamine (vitamin B1) 25 mg to 50 mg three times per day is effective in reducing mosquito bites. A large intake of Thiamine produces a skin odor that is not detectable by humans, but is disagreeable to female mosquitoes.
  8. Insect Repellent Wipe sachet. These individually wrapped wipes are specially formulated to repel mosquitoes, midges, ticks, gnats, sand flies and other flying and other biting insects. When applied to all areas of exposed skin they can give lasting protection of up to 4-6 hours.
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Ultrasonic Pest Repeller .

Ultrasonic repellers have been around in some form for a while, but manufacturers are making them smaller, more attractive, and more affordable today. In summary, ultrasonic pest repellers emit high-frequency sounds that manufacturers claim reduce household pest infestation, but laboratory tests have shown that the majority of such devices do not work as advertised, in violation of FTC guidelines.The ultrasonic mosquito repellent.Some products promise to scare away mosquitoes using ultrasound, the effectiveness of this method has not been proven.

 

Garlic.

Garlic is a powerful natural insect repellent (and much nicer on the environment too). When absorbed by foliage, a plant will get instant garlic breath causing disgusted insects to simply move on. Garlic can be used as a natural insecticide to keep the mosquito population down in your home. You may consider planting some garlic outside your windows and doors so that the scent keeps them from coming near those areas.Garlic acts as a natural insect repellent but be warned, it will also repel prospective love interests if you eat too much.

  1. The mosquito repellent lamp.

Light neither attracts nor repels mosquitoes.Most are UV lamps, equipped with a resistor. Their goal: Kill mosquitoes attracted by the light emitted by the UV lamp and which come to rest on the resistance.In reality mosquitoes are very little attracted to light: the result is few mosquitoes killed and many other flying insects (moths …) are trapped.Some lamps / traps emit CO2, increasing the efficiency of these devices.

25.long-sleeved shirts and long pants

 

29.Controlling mosquitoes with plastic bottles

When using a plastic bottle to exterminate mosquitoes, place them in the garden, outside the entrance, on the veranda, etc. The method of exterminating PET bottles utilizes the habit of mosquitoes that respond to carbon dioxide, and further drowns the mosquitoes. It takes a little bit of work, but the method is simple and recommended for those who want to attract and remove mosquitoes outdoors.

 

[Items to prepare]

・ PET bottle (any size is acceptable)

・ Dry yeast (1.5g)

・ Santo sugar (cup 4/1 = 50cc)

・ Hot water (200cc)

・ Stirrers (even chopsticks, disposable chopsticks, etc.)

・ Cutters and scissors

 

[How to make]

○ Cut the top (drink side) of the PET bottle with a cutter at about 3/1 to cut it off. Leave the separated PET bottle on the mouth side, but do not use the lid. Put dry yeast, brown sugar and hot water in a plastic bottle and stir.

○ Finally, let’s insert the remaining plastic bottle on the mouth side into the plastic bottle containing dry yeast or brown sugar. At this time, the mouth side is set downwards to prevent the mosquitoes from escaping and the mosquitoes drown in the liquid.

 

29.mosquito control with circulator and carbonated water

The extermination method using a circulator and carbonated water also attracts mosquitoes with carbon dioxide to exterminate them. Although it takes more time than the method of disinfecting plastic bottles, it can disinfect mosquitoes at once, so you will feel a high disinfection effect in places with many mosquitoes.

 

[Items to prepare]

・ Large circulator

・ Net (size that can cover the back side of the circulator)

・ Magnet that sticks firmly

70% isopropanol disinfectant (double diluted with water)

  • Carbonated water

・ Spray bottle

【manner】

○ In a spray bottle, add 70% isopropanol disinfectant solution diluted with water. Next, cover the back of the circulator with a net and secure it with a magnet, then place carbonated water in it and use carbon dioxide to attract mosquitoes.

○ If you turn on the circulator, the mosquitoes will be attracted by the carbon dioxide emitted from the carbonated water, and it should catch on the net. When the mosquito catches on the net, switch off the circulator and spray a diluted disinfectant solution onto the mosquito. However, be careful not to spray the motor part.