11 Easy Organic Methods To Get Rid Of Mosquitoes At Home

11 Easy Organic Methods To Get Rid Of Mosquitoes At Home

6 Apr 2022 | 5 min Read

Reema Shah

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If you live in an area where mosquitoes are prevalent, you know the struggles of keeping them under control. These insects don’t just bite but can also cause several fatal diseases like malaria, dengue and yellow fever. 

You can buy mosquito repellent products online or from stores but they are filled with chemicals and can also have side effects for you and your little ones.  But there are easy and natural options that you can opt for instead or you can even opt for organic, toxin and DEET free mosquito repellent patches and roll-ons that are specially made for babies.

How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes Inside the House Naturally

1. Peppermint essential oil

Take a cup of water and add a few drops of peppermint oil. Then fill the mix in a spray can and spray the solution on your skin. Peppermint oil has chemical compounds that drive away mosquitoes. It also has a fresh and minty smell.

2. Mint

Similar to lavender oil, mosquitoes also hate the smell of mint. Once again, use this Achilles heel to your advantage. Take some fresh mint or mint oil and place it strategically around the home. Bonus points if you create a homemade sachet or two! You can also consider growing mint shrubs in pots on the patio to keep them away for good.

3. Camphor

Camphor is another option to prevent mosquito bites naturally. This pungent substance is helpful at keeping mosquitos away because the scent overwhelms them.

You can buy camphor tablets and place them in a bowl of water or get camphor which can be used in a aroma diffuser.

Some mosquito repellent products like the BabyChakra Natural Mosquito Repellent Patches include natural organic ingredients and camphor is one of the ingredients in it.

4. Tulsi

Basil plant is an effective natural remedy to drive away mosquitoes / Image credit – Canva

Basil or Tulsi acts as a repellent for mosquitoes with their natural fragrance. Keep a tulsi plant right next to your window or place several tulsi plant pots around your home. Tulsi plant is great for treating mosquito bites as well.

5. Garlic

The sulphur present in garlic helps keep mosquitoes at bay. Garlic juice in particular can kill mosquitoes. All you need to do is crush a few garlic cloves and boil them in water. Wait for the solution to cool down a bit and then pour the solution into a spray bottle.

Use the spray around your room and the solution should instantly kill mosquitoes. You can even have some garlic as the scent of your breath will drive away the mosquitoes for a short while.

6. Lavender oil

This popular essential oil has a pleasing scent that helps drive away mosquitoes naturally. Lavender oil’s smell can’t be tolerated by mosquitoes. So you can use this oil to ward them off by spraying around your house.

You can also apply the oil on your body. Furthermore, you can use the oil to soothe an existing bite too.

7. Dry ice

This method is a little time consuming however it is effective to drive away mosquitoes. Do not forget to wear an oven mitt as the dry ice is extremely cold. The carbon dioxide emissions coming off from the dry ice can shoo them away. 

 Just place a container or a trap with dry ice and mosquitoes will get trapped inside and die.

8. Coffee grounds

Add coffee grounds to standing water to kill the mosquito eggs / Image credit – Canva

If your home has a problem with standing water, coffee grounds are the best mosquito-repellent ingredient. When you pour coffee grounds in stagnant water, the mosquito eggs will come up on the water surface due to lack of oxygen. The mosquitoes will hence die and not just mosquitoes , coffee grounds also repel many other types of pesky bugs.

9. Cinnamon oil

Cinnamon is much more than just being a kitchen ingredient, it is another solution to keep mosquitoes away. 

Make a solution with ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon oil and about 120 ml of water. Spray this mix on your skin, around your home, clothes and even on plants.

10. Get rid of standing water

Standing still water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes so by getting rid of these, you can cut the mosquitoes right at the source. Look for standing water inside and around your house to eliminate them.

For instance, your old potted plant that does not have proper drainage can collect rainwater. This serves as a ground for mosquitoes to lay eggs. Replace these pots and fix other such areas.

11. Rosemary

Burn some stalks of rosemary inside your house to drive away mosquitoes / Image credit – Canva

This herb is great at keeping mosquitoes at bay. Take a few stalks of rosemary and burn it inside the house. The mosquitoes will go away naturally.

In case your baby develops an infection or allergy because of increased mosquito bites, consider contacting your doctor. Get an organic after bite roll on to soothe the mosquito



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