You may have thrown these away because you didn’t know they were an effective and safe mosquito repellent.
People often use sprays to repel mosquitoes. However, this method will cause unpleasant odors and may adversely affect human health.
You can refer to the 7 natural methods below to help you get rid of mosquito bites.
Smoked coffee grounds repel mosquitoes
Coffee grounds are used by many people because when burned, they have a very bad odor against mosquitoes. Moreover, it does not contain harmful substances affecting human health.
Pour coffee powder into an empty foil or water can and then burn it, place it in the corners of the house, under the bed… If the house is large, you can use 3-4 cups of coffee powder to burn. When burning, need to open the door to keep the house well ventilated. You can also leave the cup of coffee grounds in the garden to burn.
Note: When burning coffee grounds do not create flames, so when using it, it is necessary to pay attention to safety, to avoid accidents or fires.
Make mosquito scent from grapefruit peel
Grapefruit peel after drying can be used as a natural mosquito scent.
Method: Spiral cut grapefruit peel in the oven to dry. Bake 4-5 times, two minutes each time, until the grapefruit peel is completely dry and ready to use. Or you can dry the grapefruit peel in the sun, but this process will take longer.
Tie a rope to one end of a dried grapefruit peel and hang it up, then burn the other end. Burned grapefruit peel placed in doors, windows or other vents. Pay attention not to put in a closed space, easy to cause suffocation.
Plant anti-mosquito plants
In the summer, you can plant some anti-mosquito plants in your yard, balcony or window to both enjoy the scent of flowers and prevent mosquitoes from entering.
The plants that have the effect of repelling mosquitoes include: mint, rosemary, lavender, coriander, lemongrass, sunflower …
Using essential oils against mosquitoes
Some essential oils work very well in repelling mosquitoes such as: lemon eucalyptus oil, lavender essential oil, peppermint oil, cajeput essential oil and lemongrass.
Except for lavender essential oil that cannot be applied directly to the skin, must be diluted before use, other essential oils can be applied to the skin, used with a nebulizer or diffuser to make indoor spaces scented. , filter the air and repel mosquitoes.
How to make a natural mosquito spray from essential oils: 6 drops of lemongrass essential oil, 3 drops of sunflower oil, 3 drops of lavender essential oil, 5 ml of alcohol, 45 ml of distilled water and a spray bottle. Pour the prepared amount of essential oil into the spray bottle, then pour the alcohol and finally add distilled water. This solution is sprayed directly on the skin or clothing before going outside to achieve the highest effectiveness against mosquitoes.
Pack of oriental medicine to repel mosquitoes
You can also make your own carry-on mosquito repellent bag, including the following ingredients: cloves, wormwood, angelica, chlorophyll, mint, cactus jelly, coriander and honeysuckle 10 grams each. Crush the above mixture and put it in a small cloth bag.
These medicinal herbs not only repel mosquitoes, but also help users stay awake. Note that pregnant women and people who are allergic to the above ingredients should not use it.
Homemade mosquito trap
Mosquito traps work 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 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: a 1.5 liter plastic bottle; 50 gr of brown sugar; 5 gr of yeast (or baking soda); warm water and newspaper.
Cut 1/3 of a water bottle, add 200 ml of warm water and 50 gr of sugar and stir well. Next, wait for the water to cool, add 5 grams of yeast or baking soda, then turn the mouth of the bottle upside down and stick the tape. Finally, wrap newspaper around the bottle and leave it in a dark corner to lure mosquitoes.
Repel mosquitoes with wind oil
Method 1: Apply oil directly to the skin, the scent of wind oil will make mosquitoes avoid you.
Method 2: If you do not want to apply it directly to the skin, open the cap and leave the oil bottle in a well-ventilated corner. The scent of wind oil spreads will make mosquitoes avoid.
Method 3: Apply some wind oil on the propeller. The fan blades will help the scent of wind oil spread throughout the house.
There are also ways to repel mosquitoes with electric rackets, mosquito repellent fans or using nets.
Vy Trang (Follow aboluowang)