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10 ways to get rid of mosquitoes

  1. Dry Ice trap

Carbon dioxide is what attracts mosquitoes. No wonder there is such a high number of mosquitoes at night near areas where there are too many plants; since plants give out carbon dioxide at night.

As such, using dry ice as a potential bait, you can place it in a box with a lid. Mosquitoes will be attracted toward the dry ice. You may place the box outside so that the mosquitoes do not enter your house in the first place.


  1. Garlic

Garlic is an effective mosquito repellent due to its strong smell and its ability to kill mosquitoes. The smell keeps mosquitoes away from garlic and hence placing garlic outside your windows can help you prevent mosquito bites and other insect infestations.

You may simply boil garlic in water and spray the mixture in rooms and places which are invaded by mosquitoes.


  1. Mint

The smell of mint keeps mosquitoes away. As such, spraying mint oil around the house or planting mint shrubs in the backyard can be as effective as any other method in terms of repelling mosquitoes.


  1. Lavender

These beautiful little flowers not only add to the aesthetics of your house, but also keep your house clean from mosquitoes. Their sweet smell is something that mosquitoes do not seem to like.

Alternatively, you can use lavender oil to keep mosquitoes at bay. Simply apply it to your skin or spray in infected areas.


  1. Citronella oil

Citronella oil has been proven to be a greatly effective mosquito repellent. Like other types of oil, spray it or vaporize it in areas where mosquitoes are bothering you.


Mosquitoes can indeed be a great nuisance in your house. Using the above remedies, you can effectively get rid of these creatures in a cost-efficient manner.


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