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How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes Inside the House
Mosquitoes can be incredibly annoying during the summer months. This is especially true when they find their way into your house. While dealing with mosquitoes outdoors is a hassle, dealing with them in your home can be a straight up nightmare.
While it’s less common in the United States than in other parts of the world, mosquito bites can still transfer illnesses like the West Nile virus and Zika. This is why it’s important to limit your exposure to mosquitoes, thus lowering your risk of getting bit.
If mosquitoes have found their way into your home, don’t freak out. There are a lot of things you can do to either repel or expel these unwanted guests. Read along to find out how to deal with mosquitoes inside your home.
How do Mosquitoes Get Inside in the First Place?
There are plenty of ways in which mosquitoes can get into your house, the most obvious and common being through doors and unscreened windows. Leaving doors and windows open without a screen are easy ways to let mosquitoes into your home right under your nose. Many mosquitoes might seek refuge inside your house from wind or less than ideal weather conditions.
Mosquitoes are small insects, so it can be difficult to track down the source of the issue. Check around your house for things like partially opened or torn window screens. Of course, the summer months are the most common time that you encounter mosquitoes. This means that it is best to check your screens around spring time so that you have time to fix these issues once summer comes around.
Getting Rid of Mosquitoes in the House
So, if you want your home to be free of mosquitoes, the first step to take is to make sure that you’re not accidentally letting hordes of them inside. Ideally, all of your doors and windows would have screens to help keep these bugs out, but this is obviously not everyone’s situation.
If you have screenless windows, consider installing screens or simply limiting the time that windows are open in your house. By the time the sun goes down, your doors and windows should be shut tightly.
Additionally, if mosquitoes are already a problem in your home, you’ll want to check to see if there’s any place in your home where the mosquitoes might be breeding. This is important to address early on so that you don’t waste your time and resources on the wrong mosquito repelling tactic.
In order to keep mosquitoes from breeding inside and around your home, make sure to tidy up any space that you store old items, take care of any type of pooled water, and make sure drains are taken care of and cleaned regularly. All of these are great mosquito breeding conditions, so you don’t want to give them a reason to be close to your home.
Indoor Mosquito Repellent
Of course, there are plenty of different types of products you can use in your home that will help ward off mosquitoes as well. We urge you to be careful with these products, though, because some of the chemicals in many of these repellents can be dangerous to children and the environment. Instead of using those products however, we recommend using more natural remedies to the situation.
The first thing you can try is a mosquito trap. You put the traps wherever your mosquito issue is worst and wait. Many stores sell mosquito traps or you can order one online. You can even make your own DIY mosquito trap if the problem is so immediate that you can’t get to the store.
We also recommend trying tea tree oil. This is one of the most effective natural remedies for pesky mosquitoes. You can use the tea tree oil to ward off mosquitoes by rubbing it on your own skin.
Additionally, you can use plants to repel mosquitoes. There are plenty of plants that naturally repel mosquitoes for one reason or another, including catnip, feverfew, and even basil. You can plant these close to doors and window sills or keep them in your house.
Home Remedies for Mosquitoes
There are plenty of other home remedies for getting rid of mosquitoes floating around on the internet, but here are some of the tried and true methods that have worked best for lots of people over the years. Again, home remedies often don’t even include purchasing anything from the store.
One example is that you can make your own garlic spray to keep mosquitoes away. Crush a few cloves of garlic and boil it in water on the stove for a while. Then, pour it into a spray bottle and spray to your heart’s content.
You can also keep a dish of soapy water out, which acts as a sort of trap for the mosquitoes to get caught in. Mosquitoes are attracted to water, but as soon as they hit the water, the bubbles trap them.
What to do When There Are Mosquitoes in Your House
If you’ve tried a number of these methods and for some reason, the mosquitoes still won’t let up, it’s probably time to call in a professional. This is why companies like us at Skeeter Beater exist. We are experts in mosquito control, plus we practice the safest and most reliable methods to keep mosquitoes from entering your living space.
Our products are environmentally and family friendly. And our equipment is state of the art. If you live in the Chicagoland area and are interested in learning more about how we can keep your summer mosquito free, don’t hesitate to contact us. Additionally, if you have further questions about home remedies and keeping mosquitoes away from your home, we’d love to hear from you.
If you or someone you know desperately needs protection from mosquitoes during the summer time, go ahead and request a quote on our website. Our employees are happy to help you make your home a more comfortable place to be.