A mosquito appears to be able to live in just about any environment and cannot necessarily be pigeon-holed into one particular season of the year.
Having said that, warm humid weather attracts mosquitoes. The increased storm activity of South East Queensland is certainly creating very positive conditions for these pesky critters.
It is important to ensure your surrounding area is free from mosquito nesting sites if you do not want your home to become a breeding ground of immense proportions. Today, we want to highlight some of the natural remedies you can use to keep biting insects, and in particular mosquitoes, at bay.
Naturally Repelling Plants and Home Remedies
There are more than 30 plants to select from to help keep an infestation under control. They range from native garden variety plants all the way through to common weeds and herbs.
Some of the more popular plants include the following:
• Lemon Verbena
• Lemon Grass
• Citronella Grass
• Citronella Geranium
• Bee Balm
• Tea Tree
Crushing the leaves of some of these plants will release scents and oils that mosquitoes and other flying insects dislike immensely. Some of these plants, such as citronella geranium, can be rubbed directly onto the skin.
You can even use some of these plants to make your own natural repellent to spray on your skin, which means no synthetic chemicals will be absorbed into your blood stream from direct contact.
Another home remedy is to take a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar every day. If you can stomach it this one definitely works! Just make sure you wash your mouth out afterwards as the acid in the vinegar can damage tooth enamel.
Clear Away Likely Breeding Grounds
We all know that mosquitoes like to breed in stagnant water. If you have any containers such as buckets and watering cans lying around, ensure they do not fill with water and then be left without emptying them.
Swap out water from any animal water bowls regularly. If you have a pond or even a dam, consider adding some mosquito larvae-eating fish to them.
When All Else Fails
Sometimes, a mosquito problem is bigger than all these suggestions can handle.
If you find you are in this situation, then it is important to call in the professionals such as ourselves at Bob Gunn Termite Solutions to help eradicate these pests for you.
Our team is fully trained in handling the necessary elements required to control any and all forms of pest infestations.