Natural ways to keep mosquitoes away this monsoon

Natural ways to keep mosquitoes away this monsoon
  • Garbage and stagnation of water must not be allowed near your home and surrounding areas as these are potential breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
  • Tulsi (holy basil) juice has strong larvicidal properties, and hence sprinkling concentrated tulsi juice in stagnant water bodies and other areas where mosquitoes can breed is very effective.
  • Growing plants like tulsi, lavender, lemongrass, marigold and mint is helpful as they act as natural and effective mosquito repellents.
  • Neem leaves are also an effective mosquito repellent and hence it is advisable to plant neem trees in the surroundings. Also, fumigating turmeric roots together with neem leaves is very effective in getting rid of mosquitoes. Adding guggulu (Commiphora wightii) to this will further enhance its effects.
  • Burning pepper sticks keeps mosquitoes away when outdoors.
  • Fumigating sambrani (benzoin resin) repels mosquitoes while its fragrance creates a soothing atmosphere.
  • Using any one of the following — camphor, neem oil, eucalyptus oil, lemongrass oil, tea tree oil or lavender oil — in an aroma lamp is useful.
  • Using mosquito nets while sleeping is a must in areas having severe outbreak of any mosquito borne diseases.