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Blog - 10 Effective Ways to Rid Your Home of Mosquitoes in Singapore

10 Effective Ways to Rid Your Home of Mosquitoes in Singapore
By Gerald Peck 7/22/2016 11:39 AM

Mosquitoes are horribly pesky creatures, and stealthy ones too. They can easily follow you into your home as you come or go and they’ll lurk in the shadows, biting you and your family. As annoying as mosquito bites are, they can be even more serious if you’re bitten by a mosquito carrying a dangerous disease like malaria, yellow fever or Zika. If you’ve got mosquitoes on the loose in or just outside your home, try these environmentally-safe ways to get rid of them in Singapore.  

 

1. Garlic

garlic

Mosquitoes truly loathe the pungent smell of garlic. Crush some gloves up, boil them in water for a while and then pour it into a spray bottle. When you squirt it around the room, the mosquitoes will die. 

 

2. Dishwashing Liquid

dishwashing liquid

You can also use a spray bottle to douse mosquitoes with your dish soap for a natural mosquito murder weapon. 

 

3. Coffee grounds

coffee

If mosquitoes are plaguing your patio or other outdoor spaces, sprinkle coffee grounds into any stagnant water you see. This will cause the eggs to rise to the top of the water and will kill them before they ever have a chance to hatch.

 

4. Eucalyptus and lemon oil

lemon oil

Combine equal proportions of eucalyptus oil and lemon oil to make a mosquito repellent that will smell good to you but not to mosquitoes. Apply it to any exposed skin to keep those buggers away. 

 

5. Mosquito traps

Mosquito traps are available at most stores though you can make your own using a plastic bottle. Simply cut the bottle in half horizontally. Add some brown sugar into hot water, mix well and allow it to cool. Once cool, add it to bottom portion of the bottle. Then, add yeast and secure the funnel part of the bottle onto the bottom part facing upside-down by using black tape. Leave the top uncovered and put it where you’ve been encountering mosquitoes. Be sure to change the mixture in the bottle every couple of weeks. 

 

6. Beer

beer mosquito

Who knew mosquitoes liked a good beer too? Next time you pop open your favourite brew, pour some into a bowl to attract the mosquitoes. 

 

7. Citronella oil

essential oil

You can buy candles made with citronella oil, slather this oil on your skin, or spray it around areas where you encounter mosquitoes for a very effective way to bid adieu to these pests. 

 

8. Mint

mint

Mint extract isn’t just for cooking. Mosquitoes hate mint so spray it around liberally to see less of them. You can also grow mint in your garden to keep them away.

9. Rosemary

rosemary

Burn some rosemary stalks. The smell will make the mosquitoes run, or rather fly, for the hills.

10. Mosquito repelling foliage

If you have a garden, patio or balcony, decorate it with plants that naturally disgust mosquitoes. Catnip and feverfew, as well as mint mentioned above, are all great at keeping mosquitoes away.