Mosquito seems to be a very small flying insect but it is very lethal to human life and health in real. It is an agent of transmitting various deadly diseases into the human body by its bite. The diseases get into the human body through the mosquito bite via blood which carries them into the body and makes it infectious. They also transmit disease into the animals especially the dogs. It is an important thing to notice that diseases are transferred via a female mosquito’s bite mostly. It is estimated that around one million people die of mosquito-borne diseases each year throughout the world. There are different types of mosquito-borne diseases which are as under:
- Yellow Fever
- West Nile Virus
- Dog Heartworm
These diseases can be got rid of by adopting certain preventive measures. These measures should be adopted seriously by considering them important to prevent the epidemic flow of mosquito-borne diseases. The most essential preventive measure is to use homemade mosquito repellent materials in order to get rid of mosquito and the fatal diseases caused by it. There are a number of ways to make homemade mosquito repellent materials of which some are given below:
- Listerine Mouthwash Spray
The Listerine mouthwash can be used by putting it in a spray bottle and spraying it around to keep the mosquito away. It is an easy to make homemade repellent.
- Mixture of Water and Vanilla Extract
By mixing equal quantity of water and vanilla and putting it in a spray bottle makes a good mosquito repellent. The use of pure vanilla extract in water makes a smelly mixture which when sprayed keeps the mosquito away.
- Sliced Lime and Clove
If a lime is sliced into two pieces and cloves are pressed all around it than by placing it around the area, especially the outside sitting area, it keeps the mosquito away. These can be put in windows or at doors to keep them away from entering the house.
- Applying Vicks
Applying Vicks on the body keeps the mosquito away. It is as good as any other mosquito repellent to keep them away. Its smell makes them run for their life and they never dare to come close again.
- Applying Lavender
Lavender oil and lavender flowers can be very useful if rubbed on the skin and the surroundings in a household. Their application can be very effective to keep the mosquito away from one self and the home. Lavender oil can be very useful if applied on the pulse points on the body.
- Rubbing Leaves of Mint Family Plants
The mint family consisting of (spearmint, catnip, peppermint, citronella, lemongrass and pennyroyal) can be very useful homemade mosquito repellent. By rubbing the dried and fresh leaves of any plant among these mint plants can be very useful to keep the mosquito away.
- Basil Leaves
Basil is a very effective mosquito repellent. By planting the basil plant in the garden and by keeping its leaves in the windows and at the doors keep the mosquito away. It is a very simple to get homemade mosquito repellent.
- Mixture of Neem and Coconut Oil
A mixture of neem oil and coconut oil can make a great mosquito repellent. By putting this mixture in a spray bottle and spraying it around or by applying it on the body and surroundings helps in keeping the mosquito away.
- Using Garlic
Using garlic or concentrated oil of garlic as a skin applicant can be very useful to get rid of mosquito and mosquito-borne diseases. By rubbing garlic on the skin keeps mosquito away and this makes it a useful homemade mosquito repellent.
- Different Oils
A variety of oils which have good qualities of repellent can be very useful to keep away the mosquito. The oils of rosemary, cinnamon, castor, eucalyptus, peppermint and cedar can be very handy in this purpose. These oils can be applied single or in a mixture with each other especially on the pulse points on the human body. They can also be used by adding them in moisturizers and then applying on the skin through rubbing. All these oils have the mosquito repellent qualities which make them very useful homemade mosquito repellents.
- Organic Soybean Oil
The soybean is very easy available and cost effective material which is also a very effective mosquito repellent. The organic soybean oil is a good moisturizer if rubbed on the skin and can be found very easily.
All the above are very useful homemade mosquito repellent materials which are very cost effective and harmless. By successfully adopting the above homemade mosquito repellent materials, the mosquito and the resultant mosquito-borne diseases can be kept away very easily from the household.