Not only in summer, but also in winter mosquitoes can stay in apartments and become a real mosquito infestation. They itch and they look ugly.
Home remedies for mosquitoes in the room
The previous tips have not convinced you yet and you want to tell the annoying bloodsuckers with all available means to fight ? Then you can also resort to the following home remedies.
1. Essential oils in the fragrance lamp: The following oils are said to repel mosquitoes: citronella, lavender, cedar, clove, eucalyptus and tea tree oil. Lavender has the advantage that it has a calming effect and is even used in sleep disorders. But you should not use the scents too intensely and dilute them with water ! Light the scented candles about one hour before going to bed and blow them out first.
2. Sage drying and lighting : this is an alternative if the oils are too intense or too expensive for you. Just dry the sage, light it in a bowl and smoke it out before going to bed. But do not overdo it, otherwise you will not be able to watch!
3. Herbs on the windowsill : especially lemon balm, catnip and basil are said to be effective against mosquitoes. Also tomato plants are said to protect against mosquitoes! For us humans, the herbs smell good and, if they keep the mosquitoes in check, the better!
4. Lemons peppered with carnations : this is an ancient remedy for mosquitoes, the effect is controversial. But for all the desperate out there – it’s worth a try! For it to work, but you should distribute several of them in the apartment.
5. Avoid standing water : if you have plants in the room and pour them regularly, be sure not to overflow them so that there is water in the pot. This attracts the mosquitoes in droves! Do you have a room with a balcony? Then do not let the full watering can stand in front of the balcony door!
6. Avoid perfumed deodorant at bedtime. Mixed with sweat that is a true mosquito magnet! Generally, scented detergents are not recommended!
7. Fan : if you have a hot loft apartment, then the fan is probably your best friend in summer. And, he also helps against mosquitoes, because they simply can not stand the circulating air.
8. Never leave the light on while tilting the window. This is almost a license for mosquitoes to make themselves comfortable in your room. From electric mosquito traps, as they are known from public gardens or mosquito plugs, which spray a chemical scent to destroy the mosquitoes, but you should keep a distance, especially in the bedroom. Otherwise, you now have a number of tips ready to fight you against the annoying beasts!
Essential Oils – Vaporizing
Both in the home and outside, essential oils are good home remedies to protect against mosquitoes. These include oils such as citronella, cinnamon, rosemary, lavender, lemon grass, cedar, eucalyptus, lemon, clove, fragrant geranium, frankincense, tea tree, laurel and especially neem.
To defend against the pest spirits, there is not the only right oil or the only right mixture. Usually this just has to be tried, with some basic things to consider. Not much helps! To evaporate essential oils in the aroma lamp four drops suffice on a space of about twenty square meters.
The room should not be scented all day long. After one to two hours, a break must follow. For the bedroom is: air during the day and in the evening before going to sleep for an hour to let the aroma lamp burn – certainly not while sleeping.
Essential oils on the skin
In order to protect against the attack of mosquitoes, a carrier oil (see Essential Oils – General) and one or more of the above essential oils can be used to prepare a mixture that is applied to arms, legs and possibly even the neck.
With fifty milliliters of carrier oil, four drops of essential oil are quite sufficient. Important: Before rubbing the mixture over a large area, it is important to first test it on a small area of the skin, for example in the elbow or forearm. For redness, swelling, itching or burning, the oil mixture should not be used. Infants and young children are excluded from this treatment.
Mosquito repellent by the right clothes
Probably the simplest home remedy for mosquitoes is the right clothes. Often it is said that yellow attracts the pests, others say again, mosquitoes would love red. In any case, light (beige, white) and especially wide clothing made of solid fabric (eg linen), which should cover the majority of body area, is recommended.
Outdoor tractor use mosquito hats. When a net covers the face, but at the same time we can see without problems. The Dreamcatchers, a network of twigs, grasses and plant fibers, did not hang themselves behind the car mirrors but put their babies over their faces to keep insects out.
Herbs on the windowsill
Easy to apply and sometimes quite effective are certain herbs on the windowsill. These include basil, chives and lemon balm. So not only popular kitchen herbs are always at hand, but at the same time it keeps mosquitoes in check. This is definitely worth a try. A tomato plant on the windowsill can be used as a simple home remedy for mosquitoes. Its leaves exude a smell that the mosquitoes avoid.
Smoking has not only something mystical, but can also be used in mosquito infestations. So dried sage leaves are triturated and lighted in a refractory shell. This glows and emits a smell that the mosquitoes do not like. Who wants to have the same effect easier, worries incense, which can be used both in the apartment, as well as outdoors. Again, as with the essential oils, to pay attention to purity and quality.
General tips against mosquitoes
To protect against mosquitoes, attaching fly screens in front of the windows helps. Another option for the night is to sleep under a mosquito net. This should best have only one opening. Suitable for children and babies are suitable mosquito nets, which can also be placed outside over the stroller or crib.
On perfume, strong-smelling deodorant and softener is to renounce. The fragrances could attract the beasts. But also bad smell, like sweat or smelly socks attracts the bloodsucking pests.
Mosquitoes like neither garlic nor cabbage smell. The diet should therefore be rich in thiamine (vitamin B1). This is mainly contained in cork products, walnuts, legumes, salmon, potatoes, broccoli and asparagus.