6 Ways To Keep Mosquitoes Away

Written by Dr. Veena Madhankumar and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team

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Mosquitoes act as carriers for several diseases including Yellow fever, Dengue, Malaria & Chikungunya. Listed below are a few natural and eco-friendly remedies you can set up at home to keep mosquitoes out.



1. Garlic Spray

6 Ways To Keep Mosquitoes Away

Garlic: Make a solution by boiling few pieces of garlic in hot water. Once cooled down, spray it around your house, specifically in dark and secluded corners. This is very effective and is known to kill mosquitoes in their larval stage itself.


2. Holy Basil Plant

6 Ways To Keep Mosquitoes Away


Holy Basil: Planting holy basil plants around your house helps a lot. This will help you restrain the mosquito incursion, on its entry. Spraying basil oil around your house also helps keep mosquitoes away.

3. Light a Camphor

6 Ways To Keep Mosquitoes Away

Camphor: This is one of the most simple home remedies. Isolate the room where you feel the mosquito incursion is high. Close all the doors and windows in that room and light a camphor in that room. Get back to the room half an hour later, and you will find it free of mosquitoes.


4. Sprinkle Coffee Grounds

6 Ways To Keep Mosquitoes Away

Coffee Grounds: This is an efficient way to kill mosquitoes during the breeding process. Sprinkle coffee grounds over stagnant water pits both inside and outside your house. This will destroy the mosquito eggs present in the water.


5. Spray Mint Oil

6 Ways To Keep Mosquitoes Away

Mint Oil: The mint smell that most of us find soothing is not so friendly for mosquitoes. The aroma of mint oil keeps mosquitoes away. Spraying mint oil around the area where you spend most of your time will keep the mosquitoes in check.


6. Use outdoor fans

6 Ways To Keep Mosquitoes Away

Use outdoor fans: Being light fliers, mosquitoes will not be able to withstand the air pressure of outdoor fans. Locate such place where you would like to enjoy your evening and position outdoor fans there.


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