10 ways to combat mosquitoes and their bites

Pesky mosquitoes can ruin the most wonderful holiday. These little bloodsuckers are akin to a natural disaster. And to hide from them sometimes is not easy! We share the tricks that will help to drive away the omnipresent insects and to remain "uneaten".

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10 ways to combat mosquitoes and their bites

1. Aromatic oils (© annarusska)

The most suitable essential oil to combat blood-sucking insects are: lavender, Valerian, eucalyptus, geranium, anise, thyme, mint, tea tree, camphor Laurel, cedar. Methods of use:

10 ways to combat mosquitoes and their bites

2. Plants (© proxy11.media.online)

Peppermint, Myrtle, rosemary and geranium — potted plants can deter insects with its strong scent. Also one of the most potent home remedies against mosquitoes are considered the leaves of the tomato.

10 ways to combat mosquitoes and their bites

3. Lemon with cloves (© newsone)

Cut the lemon and stick the cloves into it. Put it next to the bed and you can sleep with the window open. Pleasant smell and complete absence of mosquitoes guaranteed!

10 ways to combat mosquitoes and their bites

4. Homemade trap for mosquitoes (© altapress)

This mosquito trap works by attracting insects with carbon dioxide released during fermentation of yeast. Mosquitoes can smell it, fall into the trap and cannot get out.

10 ways to combat mosquitoes and their bites

5. Coniferous cones and juniper (© niklife)

Nature in the fight against mosquitoes will help fir cones and branches of juniper. Enough to throw them in the fire, and the smell will deter insects.

10 ways to combat mosquitoes and their bites

6. Cherry and Rowan (© powerscourtgardenpavilion)

If you are on the street, enough to RUB exposed areas of the body leaves of the mountain ash or wild cherry, and the mosquitoes will stop nagging.

10 ways to combat mosquitoes and their bites

7. Onions and garlic (© trendweek)

Accepted means of itching after bites is onion and garlic. Onion cut into two parts and apply to the bite. As for the garlic you need to crush 1 clove and dilute the resulting slurry with a little water. To moisten in the solution a piece of cloth and apply to the bite.

10 ways to combat mosquitoes and their bites

8. Soda (© sweettmakesthree)

Baking soda is the simplest and most common home remedy for treating mosquito bites. Mix 3 teaspoons of baking soda with 1 teaspoon water to form a thick paste. The resulting mass is put on the bite and allow it to dry.

10 ways to combat mosquitoes and their bites

9. Lemon juice (© mirnogotkov)

The bite also can dampen with lemon juice.

10 ways to combat mosquitoes and their bites

10. Spoon (© wikihow)

Heat the spoon in hot water, then apply it to the bite. The spoon should be kept tightly pressed to the skin for several minutes. When you take it off, the itch should go.

Keywords: Mosquitoes | Insects that bite

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