The dreaded diseases like Malaria, Dengue, Chikungunya, Elephantiasis and many others that mosquitoes carry and spread can hardly be over-stressed. Everyone, especially in the monsoons, is bound to take extra-special Mosquito Control care, and protect themselves from insect and mosquito bites.
How to Reduce Mosquito Populations
Prevention & Protection is the first step. You can –
- Empty stagnant water from containers to stop the mosquito breeding cycle
- Use window and door screens
- Cover yourselves while outdoors
- Use mosquito nets on your bedsteads.
Insecticides & Bug Repellents
But, Active Protection from mosquitoes is more important. People use insect repellents, or bug sprays, on their skin or clothing or other surfaces to repel insects. Insecticides can also be used to control adult mosquitoes. Many of these products are chemical based, and cause allergic reactions in humans – coils and mats are also used widely.
For example, we know that burning mosquito coils generates smoke that controls mosquitoes effectively. But do you know that this smoke may contain pollutants that pose significant acute and chronic health risks. Do you know, burning one mosquito coil would release the same amount of toxic chemicals as burning 75-137 cigarettes!? Thankfully, there are a number of natural ways to get rid of this tiny killer! And fortunately, Natural Mantra has a range of Organic & Natural Mosquito Repellents to save you from this dire fate!
10 Natural Mosquito Repellents
Neem oil: Neem is a potent antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral agent. Mixed in equal ratio with coconut oil, and applied, it lends your skin a particular smell that wards off mosquitoes.
Camphor: Light camphor in a room and close all the doors and windows. Leave it this way for about fifteen minutes and your environment is mosquito-free for up to 8 hours!
Incense: Burning incense in your home not only permeates it with a pleasant fragrance, but keep mosquitoes at bay!
Tulsi: According to Ayurveda, simply planting a tulsi shrub near your window is all you need to keep mosquitoes away.
Garlic: The strong and pungent odour of garlic prevents mosquito bites and even prevents them from entering your home.
Tea tree oil: Its odour helps prevent mosquitoes from biting you and drives them away. You can use it directly on your skin or add a few drops to a vaporizer.
Mint: According to studies, mint oil and mint extract are effective insect repellents. You can use it in a vaporizer to help fill the room with the scent of mint, apply the oil on your body or plant the shrub outside your window.
Lavender: The divine scent of this flower is often quite strong for mosquitoes making them unable to bite. Use lavender oil as a natural room freshener or apply it on your skin.
Citronella: Citronella oil, an essential oil extracted from lemongrass or Citronella Plant, prevents mosquito bites efficiently. Just infuse this extract in a candle or use it in a vaporizer to help you stay mosquito-bite free.
You can either hunt for these oils all over, or you can log on to Natural Mantra’s site for a range of Organic Mosquito-repellents & Natural Mosquito Coils, dhoop sticks, gels, balms and creams, reed diffusers, candles and vaporizers to keep you mosquito, and disease free!