Every year, millions of people die from diseases caused by mosquitoes. Mosquito bites cause diseases like malaria, dengue fever, and chikungunya. Hence, it is advisable to keep the area clean to prevent mosquitoes from spreading.
Itching from mosquito bites also affects us. There are many types of sprays, incense sticks, electro lures, etc. available in the market to repel mosquitoes. But there are some home remedies that can help repel mosquitoes.
Neem oil is effective in repelling mosquitoes. According to a study published in the Journal of the Mosquito Control Association of America, applying coconut and neem oils evenly to the body prevents mosquitos from biting them. Mosquitoes evade the smell of neem, which is rich in antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial properties.
Peppermint essential oil is a natural repellant for mosquitoes and flying insects. Use peppermint oil alone or in a homemade bug spray to effectively repel mosquitos, midges, and horseflies. Beetles may not like peppermint oil, but children and adults usually enjoy its fresh, energizing scent.
It is very effective in removing larvae from mosquitoes. If you place a tulsi plant near the window in the room, the mosquitoes will not get into the house. This is also mentioned in Ayurveda.
The use of camphor can be very helpful in repelling mosquitoes. To repel mosquitoes, close the doors and windows of the room and burn the camphor. After that, keep the room closed for 15 to 20 minutes.