Hacks To Keep Mosquitoes Away


By Ada Kohli
Published Sep 12, 2021

Hindustan Times


Mosquito bites can be dangerous as well as irritating. Here is a list of a few hacks you can use to keep those tiny insects away

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Keep mosquito repellent plants

An easy hack is to keep mosquito repellent plants at home. Plants such as lemongrass, tulsi and merigold are easily available for your purchase 

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Apply neem oil

Neem oil is a great indoor mosquito repellent. Apply it on your body to keep those nasty insects away from you

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Remove stagnant water 

Stagnant water is where mosquitoes breed. So check areas like indoor pots, coolers etc where stagnant water gets accumulated 

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Ensure clean surroundings

You might find an influx of mosquitoes and other insects if you have an unkempt garden, so keep your surroundings neat and clean

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Mesh windows and doors

In the monsoons, keeping your doors and windows open can invite insects into your home. Mesh windows allow you to enjoy your cool breeze keeping the insects at bay

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Use garlic spray

If you want to avoid chemicals then garlic spray is a great hack. Crush and boil a few garlic cloves in water and spray it around the house

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Keep sliced lemon around

Mosquitoes hate the smell of anything citrusy so keep sliced lemon around the house. It is a harmless way to keep mosquitoes away

Lavender Oil

The smell of lavender keeps those tiny insects away from you. Either apply some lavender oil on your exposed areas or put it in a diffuser

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Liquid repellent

If you don’t have much time and are finding an easy way out then you can use an electric liquid repellent 

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