Many regions across Indonesia is currently struck by a possible dengue fever epidemic emerging in a heavy rainfall season. The common prevention is to drain open water containers, fogging, and insecticide lotion.
There are alternative natural components producing scents disliked by mosquitos.
Not only is lemongrass great as food and beverage flavoring, but it is also proven effective to repel mosquitos. It is not a surprise that aromatherapy candles or mosquito repellent lotions use lemongrass as their main ingredient.
How to apply this repellent is simply by placing lemongrass over your bottom window frame as it is the main entrance for mosquitos entering your house.
Planting one of the fruits hated by mosquitos in your yard is believed to prevent your garden from manifesting mosquitos. Once the lime tree produces fruits, you can use the lime juice to produce a scent to repel mosquitos in your room.
Marigolds are definitely nice to look at with their vibrant colors, but did you know that they’re great for mosquito control? Marigold flowers contain pyrethrum, which is a compound found in many insect repellents. Potted marigolds are great to have around a crowded space, but they also look nice as a diy border around the vegetable garden beds.
Mosquitos hate the scent from this flower since it contains components with a strong fragrance such as geraniol and citronellol. You can simply grow one in an indoor pot that can be placed on your table.
This aboriginal Papua plant is believed to be the most effective mosquito repellent compared to the previously mentioned. It is said to have 70 percent mosquito-repellence level, with its leaf that can also be used to reduce itching effects and bumps on your skin caused by mosquito bites.
Garlic’s pungent smell is a deterrent for mosquitoes. Consuming garlic can mildly repel mosquitoes. Squeezing and rubbing the juice directly on your skin can also keep mosquitoes at bay, but it’ll also keep everyone else away!
7. Lemon Balm
Not only is the strong lemon scent appetizing, but lemon balm, which is part of the mint family, is a mosquito repellent. Use the crushed leaves on your skin for a quick and natural mosquito repellent, but keep in mind that lemon balm is considered an invasive species. You can control it easily by planting it in a large pot outdoors.
The Importance of Mosquito Control
Throughout the years, mosquitoes have transmitted many diseases including malaria, dengue, yellow fever, encephalitis, and Zika viruses. So it isn’t just about the annoyance or the itchy bite, it is a health concern for your family and pets. If you are experiencing way too many mosquito bites and want to prevent them from ruining your outdoor activities, contact Ecoforpest Exterminator for a professional mosquito treatment plan. Click here for free survey