Kill Mosquitoes without spending much
How nice would it be to enjoy the cool breeze of the evenings in your yard without being pestered by mosquitoes? Or better still, to swing your doors and windows wide open knowing fully well that any mosquito that dares trespass would meet its instant death?
Well, if you have been ruminating about this, we’ve got good news and bad news. The bad news is that mosquitoes aren’t respecter of persons – until you take concrete actions to keep them off, they won’t stay away from your home. And yes, the good news is that you can quickly kill them off as soon as they set their feet on your home without breaking the bank or hurting yourself.
Wish to know how? Here is how
1. Blow them away with fans
Mosquitoes are equipped with wings only strong enough to carry them through free flowing air torrents. Put strong air stream in their path and they would be blown away for good. The key here is placing the fan at strategic points – windows, patio and doors are excellent points. There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to selecting the right size of fan. You just need to keep trying until you find something that works.
2. Swat them to death
Probably the oldest tactic for killing mosquitoes; it still works till today. All you need is an object strong enough to deliver a strong force that would kill off the annoying pest. A rolled newspaper, a book and even your palms will do the job. If you have got the finances, you can go for fly swatter – it doesn’t cost that much. Of course, this option will only work if mosquitoes visit once in a while.
3. Kill them off with DEET spray
Pesticides, particularly DEET work well on not just mosquitoes but other insect pests like bug and flea. However, its repelling power only lasts for a short while, making it ineffective for fighting mosquitoes when they come in large numbers. For your safety, check to see if the pesticide you intend using has the approval of regulatory agencies.
4. Kill them at larvae stage
In life, the earlier we do certain things, the better – exterminating mosquitoes is no exception. Believe it or not, it is a lot easier to kill off mosquitoes at larvae stage (adolescent stage for humans) than fighting them off when they have grown into full-on adult mosquitoes. The good news is that you don’t have to break a sweat to do this – a little bit of consistency is all that is needed. So, here are 4 tactics you can use right now to kill off larvae mosquito
- Use mosquito dunks: Mosquito dunks have been listed first for a good reason – it works real well and is inexpensive.
- Use bleach: The bleach we mean here is the one you use for whitening your clothes when they get soiled. Do ensure that the bleach you use contains sodium hypochlorite up to 5.25%.
- Use Cinnamon: Mosquito larvae are allergic to Cinnamon, making cinnamon an excellent mosquito killer.