8 most effective ways to repel and kill mosquitoes to prevent Zika virus

Mosquitoes are dangerous mosquitoes that not only cause Zika but also dengue fever and other dangerous diseases. Let's refer to some effective and safe tips to repel and kill mosquitoes below!


1 Repel mosquitoes with essential oils

You can buy some essential oils of plants that have the effect of repelling mosquitoes such as: lavender essential oil, cajeput essential oil, citronella essential oil, etc. Then, apply it on your body or clothes so that mosquitoes don't dare. come close.

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You can easily find essential oils in supermarkets or shopping malls

2 Repel mosquitoes with dishwashing liquid

Dishwashing liquid in addition to cleaning dishes can also be used to repel mosquitoes very effectively. Put a little dishwashing liquid on a plate, then leave it outside the house, and mosquitoes will gather in the area where the dishwashing liquid does not fly into the house anymore.

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Planting trees that repel mosquitoes

Instead of spraying drugs, burning incense to repel mosquitoes, plant or place plants such as lemongrass, basil, mint, … in your home or garden. They are both environmentally friendly, non-toxic to health, and effectively prevent and repel mosquitoes.

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4 Use dried orange and tangerine peels

When eating oranges and tangerines, do not discard the peels because the essential oils in the peels of these 3 fruits are quite effective in repelling mosquitoes. The aromatic oils in orange and tangerine peels are very attractive to humans, but it is something that mosquitoes must stay away from. To repel mosquitoes, just use a few pieces of dried orange and tangerine peels and burn them on the fire.

Although this method only works for a short time, about a session, but it also helps your home space have a more pleasant aroma.

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5 Kill mosquitoes with a vacuum cleaner

It sounds quite strange, but for hidden corners, under the bed, you can use the vacuum cleaner with the highest capacity to suck mosquitoes into the filter bag of the machine.

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6 Kill mosquitoes with electric rackets

On the market today, there is a device shaped like a tennis racket, inside there is an electric grid to help you effectively kill mosquitoes. This type of electric racquet can be recharged and used many times, very convenient and safe.

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7 Repel mosquitoes with garlic

Garlic is an extremely effective mosquito repellant spice. Mosquitoes seem to be very "afraid" of the smell of essential oils emanating from garlic. In places with the smell of garlic, mosquitoes are kept far away.

Ways to repel mosquitoes with garlic that you can apply:

– Eat garlic: If you regularly eat garlic, the smell of garlic will come out of the pores. Although this smell is so light that you can't feel it with your nose, mosquitoes are very sensitive and will definitely feel this scary smell.

– Apply garlic juice to the skin: If you have small children at home and you do not want to use chemicals on their body, use a little garlic juice to apply to their skin, mosquitoes will no longer dare to attack your children. again.

– Boil garlic water and use this solution to spray on the corners of the house, where mosquitoes often live. This is how you help your living environment to be free of mosquitoes because they are already "running away".

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8 Homemade mosquito traps

This mosquito trap works on the following principle: Yeast (or baking soda) when mixed with sugar water will produce CO2. Mosquitoes locate their sting by the amount of CO2 that the person or animal exhales. Therefore, mosquitoes will be sucked into the trap due to the amount of CO2 that the trap produces, then get stuck in the trap and cannot fly out.

To make this trap you need to prepare:

1 1.5 liter plastic bottle.

– 50g brown sugar (if you don't have brown sugar, you can replace it with granulated sugar).

– 5 g of yeast (or baking soda, buy at the bakery shop).

– Warm water, newspaper.

First, you cut 1/3 of the water bottle (Figure 1), then, add 200 ml of warm water and 50 g of sugar and stir until dissolved (Figure 2). Next, wait for the water to cool a bit, add 5 g of yeast or baking soda, then turn the mouth of the bottle upside down and tape it back (pictures 3, 4). Finally, wrap newspaper around the bottle and leave it in a dark corner to lure mosquitoes (Figures 5, 6).

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Hopefully with these 8 tips you can repel mosquitoes effectively and safely. In addition, you should keep your house clean and cool, do not let water stagnate in the house to prevent mosquitoes from laying eggs. If you have any other effective mosquito repellent tips, please share them with us!