With their loud buzz and relentless search for blood, mosquitoes can become the biggest nuisance in your home. These pests also pose a great health risk that can put you and your loved ones’ health in danger. From Malaria, Dengue, Yellow Fever, and the Zika, mosquito-spread diseases can turn into an extremely serious condition which can sometimes become fatal.
Mosquitoes have been a common subject of public health research studies since they are known to carry hundreds of infectious diseases far more than any other stinging and biting insects or creatures. They can bear serious, sometimes life-threatening diseases, if the condition isn’t addressed with sufficient medical attention.
Learning how to get rid of mosquitoes is one crucial step towards keeping your home safe. Repelling these pests before further problems arise can prevent devastating damage, especially in terms of your health.
Get rid of common mosquito locations
As the old saying goes, prevention is always better than cure. Avoid mosquito problems by eliminating common mosquito locations in the surrounding area of your home. This would prevent more population of the pest from growing and thriving.
While you can’t adjust Singapore’s climate and standing water from frequent rainfall to your liking, make your yard and other outdoor areas of your residence not conducive to mosquito breeding. This lessens the chance of the pests lingering nearby and making their way inside your house.
Mosquitoes are known to love standing water, which makes it one of the most common mosquito breeding locations. It is where adult mosquitoes lay their eggs and where mosquito larvae hatch. They can be in stagnant bodies of water in your house such as in garden beds, potted plants, or areas of pool drainage.
In short, clean any areas in your home where water might collect.
Use mosquito control sprays
Using mosquito control sprays is perhaps the most famous and common remedy in reducing mosquito infestation in your home. Commercial mosquito and bug-killing sprays are sold in your local hardware and grocery stores. Whenever you see a bunch of mosquitoes in your house, spray the product to repel and kill these pests.
You can also use the spray around the house to prevent mosquitoes from being in the area, as well as in your lawn and yard.
Fix your screen and doors
Your mosquito problem can often be solved by patching growing gaps in your home’s window screens and doors. Doing so would also prevent other bugs and insects from making their way inside your residence. If you still haven’t installed window screens, it is recommended that you have them to prevent mosquitoes from easily entering your house. All your windows at home doesn’t necessarily need window screens, just ensure to have them installed for windows you often like to have open.
Screens can often be easily fixed with a simple patch kit. You can check your local hardware store if they have any for sale. If you have none, installing an easily adjustable screen can allow you to retrofit any window with ease.
Light candles or lanterns
Keep mosquitoes from pestering your peaceful home by lighting scented candles or lanterns which contain essential oils. There are essential oils which are known to repel mosquitoes naturally such as: clove, lavender, cedarwood, citronella, peppermint, eucalyptus, lemongrass, and rosemary. These mosquito-repelling scented candles are best suited for areas in your house which doesn’t have a lot of air movement.
This method does not only get rid of annoying mosquitoes in your residence, but it also makes your home smell so fragrant and peaceful.
Set up mosquito traps
Mosquito traps, along with insect and mosquito-repellant sprays, can be bought at your local supermarket. It deals with pestering mosquitoes without the use of artificial chemicals! How does it work? Mosquito traps bait the pests in an enclosed area, either stuck to an adhesive, trapped with a net, or electrocuted on contact. However, you might need more than just one type of mosquito trap as different types of mosquitoes respond variously. Not one type is effective for all mosquito species.
If you can’t find one near you, the good news is you can make your own mosquito trap at home! It’s easy and efficient. A simple internet search on homemade mosquito traps can guide you into making one yourself.
In case you need the assistance of a professional pest control company with more advanced pest control methods to get rid of these mosquitoes and other pests, reach out to our pest control specialists today. They can assess the situation you have at hand and provide you the best solution to your pest control problems.