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How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes in the House

So how to get rid of mosquitoes in the house and outside permanently? If you are looking for that, you are in the right place, my friend.

Here I will give you seven natural and homemade ideas to get rid of all those mosquitoes.

I know how irritating it is when those mosquitoes sing the song when you go to sleep and drain your blood. But not anymore, as they will leave your house as soon as possible or they will die!

Also, read: Plants that Keep Bugs and Mosquitoes Away.

How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes

Now let’s pick up any of these ideas and repel all those singing mosquitoes from your house and warn them if they ever come to your house they will die.

Let’s start with the standing water cleaning.

1. Clean All the Standing Water in Your Yard

Clean All the Standing Water in Your Yard to remove mosquito

As you know those mosquitoes leave their larvae in the dirty water and grow immensely in a few days.

If you do not clean any standing water in your yard, flower pots, or basement, they will grow in huge numbers and bite you at night.

Spread some salt on the water or the muddy area where they live, and then after a few days, clean the water.

  • Remember, mosquitoes love dirt and mud. 

If you can not remove the water, replace it with fresh water or throw some bleaching power in it.

It is applicable if you have a backyard pond. It will clean the water and kill all those mosquito larvae.

2. Plant Mosquito Repellent Plants in the Yard

Plant Mosquito Repellent Plants in the Yard

If you plant some insect removal plants, they will repel all those mosquitoes from your house and yard.

Here are those plants that you should consider planting in your house.

  • Lemongrass
  • Rosemary 
  • Basil
  • Lavender
  • Peppermint

I would say, plant them but also use other ideas to kill or repel those mosques faster. These plants will be removed, but it will take a few days.

3. Spray Pest Control Liquids

Spray Pest Control Liquids on the mosquito nest

If you want a quick and effective solution, buy pest control sprays that are available online.

Then spray it in every corner, on the standing water, and where they live. You will see that those mosquitoes will die.

4. Clean your House with Vinegar 

Clean your House with Vinegar to repel mosquito

You can use vinegar as a mosquito repellent. Just mix the vinegar with water and clean your whole house, especially those corners with dirt.

Those mosquitoes will never come back because of the heavy odor vinegar produces.

5. Apply Insect Repellent Oil On Your Skin

Apply Insect Repellent Oil On Your Skin

First of all, it is not a permanent solution and will not remove those mosquitoes from your house. It is like a temporary solution but an effective one.

Buy any mosquito repellent oil and apply it over your skin, those insects will not bite you, and even they will not sing the song at night when you sleep.

For a better solution, you should use a mosquito net.

6. Use Mosquito Net

use Mosquito Net

If you ask a Chinese or Indian, how to get rid of mosquitoes in the house? They will replay using a net.

The mosquito net has been used by millions of people globally for more than thousands of years.

In this modern world, we use mosquito-repellent products. But the most effective and permanent solution is a good mosquito net.

I am not saying, do not clean your yard and house. All I am saying, the net is the most effective in fighting mosquitoes and having a good night’s sleep.

7. Burn Citronella Candle in the Room

Burn Citronella Candle to repel mosquito

I understand that some people do not like nets over them. To them, it feels like you are in jail. So they can burn Citronella candles in their room. 

The candle will release a heavy odor that mosquitoes can not tolerate and will leave the place.

8. Attract Bats in Your Yard

Bats love to eat mosquitoes and may have seen that where mosquitoes are a lot of bats roam around there.

Just set up a bat house high above the tree and they will clean your mosquito problem in a few days.

But remember not to welcome too many of them as they will cause trouble for you. Keep them in control.

9. Lay Cucumber all Around

I have seen that cucumbers can repel all kinds of insects and if you cut a few slices lay over the ground or near their nest.

I do not know why, but it works. It is the smell or something special inside the cucumber that throws them away.

10. Get an Electric Bat

Search online and you will see electric bats that kill misquotes faster.

Buy the bat and play tennis with them. When they touch the bat they will get the electric shock and die instantly. You can kill 100s in one shot.

What Idea is the Best?

The best idea for mosquito removal is to keep your house, yard, and garden clean all the time with no standing water.

Then plant a few mosquito repellent plants in your house and garden. 

Use a mosquito net or burn the Citronella candle in your room to have a good night’s sleep. But do not use the candle frequently, as it may cause health issues.

Last Words

So this is how to get rid of mosquitoes in the house and outside. Again clean your house regularly so that your effort does not fade away. 

And do not release carbon dioxide as the mosquitoes are attracted to it. Just do not breathe. Okay! No, I am kidding. Use those ideas and see what happens.

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Nazim Ali is an engineer who loves fixing things at home. He loves to try new things and share the knowledge with the world.