Mosquitoes are not only annoying but can also transmit dangerous diseases like malaria, dengue, and yellow fever. While chemical mosquito repellents can be effective, they can also be harmful to humans and the environment. According to Healthline, here are some of the natural ways to keep mosquitoes away from you.
1.Plant mosquito-repelling herbs:
Certain plants like citronella, lemon balm, and basil emit scents that repel mosquitoes, you can plant these herbs in your garden or keep them in pots around your home.
2.Remove standing water.
Mosquitoes breed in standing water so eliminating sources of standing water can help prevent their breeding. This includes emptying flower pots, buckets and other containers that may collect water.
3.Wear light-colored clothing.
Mosquitoes are attracted to dark colors so wearing light-colored clothing can help keep them away.
4.Use natural essential oils:
Essential oils like eucalyptus, lavender, and peppermint can repel mosquitoes, so you can mix a few drops of these oils with a carrier oil like coconut or olive oil and apply it to your skin.
5.Use a mosquito net.
If you live in an area with a high mosquito population, using a mosquito net can help protect you while you sleep.
6.Keep your surroundings clean.
Mosquitoes are attracted to dirt and debris, so keeping your surroundings clean can help keep them away. This includes regularly cleaning your home and yard.
7.Use a fan.
Mosquitoes are weak flyers and are not able to fly in strong winds using a fan can create a strong enough wind to keep them away.
By using these natural methods, you can help keep mosquitoes away without harming yourself or the environment.
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