10 ways to fight mosquitoes and their bites

10 ways to fight mosquitoes and their bites

Categories: Life hacks | Nature

Annoying mosquitoes can spoil the most wonderful holiday. These little bloodsuckers are akin to a natural disaster. And sometimes it's not easy to hide from them! We share tricks that will help drive away the ubiquitous insects and remain "uneaten".

10 ways to fight mosquitoes and their bites

10 ways to fight mosquitoes and their bites

1. Aromatic oils (© annarusska)

The most suitable essential oils for fighting blood-sucking insects: lavender, valerian, eucalyptus, geranium, anise, thyme, mint, tea tree, camphor laurel, cedar. Methods of application:

10 ways to fight mosquitoes and their bites

2. Indoor plants (© proxy11. media. online)

Mint, myrtle, rosemary and geranium are indoor plants that can repel insects with their strong aroma. Also, tomato leaves are considered one of the most powerful home remedies against mosquitoes.

10 ways to fight mosquitoes and their bites

3. Lemon with cloves (© newsone)

Cut a lemon and stick a clove in it. Put it next to the bed and you can sleep with the window open. A pleasant smell and complete absence of mosquitoes are guaranteed!

10 ways to fight mosquitoes and their bites

4. Homemade mosquito trap (© altapress)

This mosquito trap works by attracting insects with carbon dioxide released during yeast fermentation. Mosquitoes smell it, get trapped and can't get out again.

10 ways to fight mosquitoes and their bites

5. Coniferous cones and juniper (© niklife)

In nature, spruce cones and juniper branches will help in the fight against mosquitoes. It is enough to throw them into the fire, and this smell will scare away insects.

10 ways to fight mosquitoes and their bites

6. Bird cherry and mountain ash (© powerscourtgardenpavilion)

If you are on the street, it is enough to rub the open areas of the body with leaves of mountain ash or bird cherry, and the mosquitoes will stop getting.

10 ways to fight mosquitoes and their bites

7. Onion and garlic (©trendweek)

A recognized remedy for itching after bites is onion and garlic. The onion head is cut into two parts and applied to the bite site. As for the garlic, you need to crush 1 clove and dilute the resulting gruel with a small amount of water. Moisten a piece of cloth in the solution and attach it to the bite site.

10 ways to fight mosquitoes and their bites

8. Soda (©sweetmakesthree)

Baking soda is the simplest and most common home remedy for treating mosquito bites. Mix 3 teaspoons of baking soda with 1 teaspoon of water until a thick paste forms. Apply the resulting mass to the bite site and let it dry.

10 ways to fight mosquitoes and their bites

9. Lemon juice (© mirnogotkov)

The bite site can also be moistened with lemon juice.

10. Spoon (© wikihow)

Heat a spoon in hot water, then apply it to the bite site. The spoon should be kept tightly pressed against the skin for several minutes. When you remove it, the itching should go away.

Keywords: Nature | Insects | Methods | Life hacks | Mosquitoes | Bite

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