Mosquitoes are widely considered to be the worst pest that people commonly come into contact with. Mosquito bites not only cause irritation and itching, but they can also infect you and your family with pretty serious diseases like malaria and West Nile Virus.
These tiny pests are attracted to areas with high humidity, which can include your home. There is an oversaturation of products on the market that are designed to repel mosquitoes on the outside, but what can you do if you find that mosquitoes have moved into your home?
Keep reading below to find out our top three tips on how to get rid of mosquitoes in your house today!
How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes
Once mosquitoes have entered your home, it’s important that you prevent them from biting you as you’re trying to get rid of them. One way to do that is to use a chemical repellent, preferably one with 30-50% DEET from adults and 10-30% for children. Chemical repellents are the most effective way of keeping mosquitoes off of your skin. And, with their food source untouchable, the mosquitoes will be forced to look elsewhere or parish.
Mosquito Traps or Zappers
Traps and zappers are designed to lure mosquitoes in and either zap them or trap them inside of their container where they will then die. Most of these products are intended for outdoor use, but there are plenty of options for outdoor use as well. Be sure to keep them out of reach of children and pets.
Natural Mosquito Control Products
If you would rather use natural options to solve your mosquito problems, you have plenty of options. You could, for example, use essential oils as a natural bug repellent. Some of the most commonly used essential oils are lavender, citronella, basil, and tulsi. These products will help prevent the mosquitoes from biting you, while also driving them away from your home.
Another natural product that can help you get rid of mosquitoes in your home is mosquito-repelling soaps. They work by changing the smell and taste of your sweat. After bathing with this soap, your body sweat will produce a smell that’s pleasant to you, but repels away the mosquitoes. These soaps are formulated to be 100% natural and non-toxic made from powerful natural oils and herbal extracts.
Mosquito-Proof Your Home
Once you’ve gotten rid of the mosquitoes in your home, here are some ways that you can prevent more from taking their place.
- Get Rid of Standing Water Around Your Home: Mosquitoes are attracted to standing water because that is where they lay their eggs. To prevent them from doing this, simply eliminate all sources of standing water around your home, including the water in your dog’s bowl and dishwater.
- Keep Doors and Windows Closed – Or Install a Screen: This may seem like an obvious point, but mosquitoes can’t get into your house if you don’t let them. So, make sure to keep your entries closed to ensure that mosquitoes can’t find their way indoors. Or, if you want to take advantage of a nice breeze by keeping these entries open, be sure to install screens to keep unwanted mosquitoes out.
- Plant Mosquito-Repelling Shrubs: Mosquitoes are sensitive to certain smells, and luckily there are a variety of shrubs that you can plant around your house that will keep the mosquitoes away, including citronella grass, marigolds, and lemon trees.
- Keep Up with Home Maintenance: Mosquitoes are tiny pests who are skilled at getting into small nooks and crannies around a home. So, when you see something that needs to be fixed, like damaged caulk or a broken window seal, be sure to fix it right away.
Call Insight Pest Solutions
If you would rather put your trust in the professionals, put your trust in Insight Pest Solutions! Our team of friendly technicians knows exactly how to get rid of mosquitoes in the house, so you can rely on them to get the job done fast and easy. We’re standing by – call now!*
*our mosquito treatment services are not offered in our Ohio and Florida locations
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