Here are some home remedies that are not only effective in getting rid of mosquitoes, but are also eco-friendly. Try them out!
1. Coffee Grounds
The simple home remedy to repel mosquitoes is coffee grounds. All you need to do is sprinkle coffee grounds wherever you find standing water near your house. The mosquito eggs in the water will be forced to the surface of the water and as they come to the surface, they will be deprived of oxygen. This will kill them before they are hatched and will prevent mosquitoes from breeding.
2. Mosquito Traps
You can buy a mosquito trap from market or can easily make it at home.
For a homemade mosquito trap, you will need a plastic bottle. Cut this bottle in half. Make a solution of brown sugar and hot water, mixing well. When it cools down, put it in the bottom half of the bottle. Now, add some yeast. Put the funnel part into the other half of the bottle upside down. Wrap a black tape on the bottle leaving the top uncovered. Place it in the mosquito prone area and remember to change the solution every 2 weeks.
Garlic has a very pungent odor, which many people do not like. Even mosquitoes abhor its smell. Crush a few cloves of garlic and boil the crushed garlic in water for some time. Then pour this homemade mosquito repellent in a spray bottle and squirt it around the room. This remedy will kill the mosquitoes.
4. Red Cedar Mulch
Red cedar mulch not only makes the garden or the yard beautiful, but is also effectively keeps the mosquitoes away. Boil red cedar chips in water. Next, put this liquid in the garden sprayer that you use for your garden and sprinkle it everywhere. This will hold mosquitoes off your home.