Mosquito remedies

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And that's how to get rid of mosquitoes and how to repel the
ones that linger and deal with the pesky problem of mosquito
bites! Getting rid of mosquitoes is easier than some may think.

Just one mosquito bite could trigger a deadly outbreak.
Mosquitoes pose several health problems to humans, as they are
the vectors responsible for many illnesses:

  • Chikungunya - an Aedes Mosquito-borne disease.
  • Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever - an Aedes Mosquito-Borne
    disease.
  • Encephalitis (a mosquito-transmitted viral disease causing
    brain inflammation).
  • Malaria
  • Rickettsial Diseases
  • Rift Valley Fever
  • West Nile Virus; and
  • Yellow Fever an Aedes Mosquito-borne disease
  • Zika Virus - an Aedes Mosquito-borne disease

As you can see from the list above, the biggest culprit for disease
is the Aedes Mosquito! The Aedes Mosquito is responsible for 100
million cases of mosquito-born disease annually, according to the
U.S.
Centers for Disease Control. Perhaps it's time to turn in the
gas mask and chemical suit for a head to toe insect shield? It's
one sure-fire way to avoid getting a mosquito bite.

Happy endings...
While it's true that mosquitoes are a nuisance, you will be happy
to know that roughly half the population of mosquitoes aren't a
problem at all for humans. That's because they're male! It's the
female mosquitoes bite. When you think of it, the female
mosquito isn't all bad. She's got a family to feed and it's hard to
find fault with that!

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Home Remedies to Get Rid of Mosquitoes
Mosquitoes have caused more deaths to mankind than war. Read
more mosquito trivia below and learn how to get rid of
mosquitoes!

Home remedy #1: Lime and cloves.
Lime and cloves in combination are effective in getting rid of
mosquitoes. As a home remedy, you need only look to your pantry
or head to your back yard or refrigerator.

  • Slime them with lime: Slice a lime and insert cloves as a
    pretty home remedy for repelling mosquitoes. It's a simple
    solution to repel mosquitoes naturally that will look pretty
    on your table.

Home Remedy #2: Citronella Essential Oil.
Perhaps the most recognized method for getting rid of
mosquitoes naturally is with citronella essential oil. Citronella is
famously a part of commercial insect repellents, candles, lanterns
and other methods for warding off mosquitoes, such as chemical-
free bracelets.

  • Citronella Essential Oil. Citronella Essential Oil is credited
    with having therapeutic properties as an antiseptic,
    deodorant, insecticide, parasitic, tonic and as a stimulant.
    Nonetheless, most people will associate it with its
    insecticide properties. Many commercial repellents contain
    Citronella Ceylon, and it is often used in combination with
    Cedarwood to produce a pleasant smelling natural insect
    repellent.

  • Repel Citronella Candle. The Repel citronella candle,
    pictured at the top right-hand of the page, is made with real
    citronella oil and repels mosquito's and other flying insects.
    The portable, convenient tin has a lid for easy use and
    storage and also keeps the citronella odor under wraps until
    you need to use it. Burns up to 20-hour. Unfortunately,
    citronella also attracts bears, so if you live in bear country,
    you should avoid it.

Home Remedy #3: Spearmint Essential Oil.
Spearmint essential oil is a relatively unknown method of
repelling mosquitoes.


Home Remedy #4: Thyme and Peppermint oil.
According to a study published by the U.S. National Library of
Medicine, National Institutes of Health, on a study of plant-based
insect repellents,  "
thyme oil, geraniol, peppermint oil, cedar oil,
patchouli and clove have been found to repel malaria, filarial and
yellow fever vectors." In other words, thyme and peppermint oil
effectively repel the mosquitoes that cause those diseases. The
only caveat is that they wear off with time, so you must reapply.
Generally the effectiveness of an essential oil to repel
mosquitoes will last one or two hours and then you must reapply.

  • Thyme oil with peppermint oil: Mix 1- drops of thyme oil
    with 10 drops of peppermint oil and with two ounces of
    water. This natural  mosquito repellent is now ready for your
    mini spray bottle!

Home Remedy #5: Rosemary, Mint and Cloves.
The combination of rosemary, mint and cloves is method of
repelling mosquitoes.

  • Rosemary, mint and cloves: Boil some water with a few
    sprigs of mint and rosemary and some cloves! The recipe for
    Cheryl's all natural Mosquito Spray smells nice to humans,
    but will send the mosquitoes away with the spray!

Home remedy #6: Geranium Essential oil.
Another method of repelling mosquitoes is with geranium
essential oil.

  • Geranium Essential oil. Geranium will ward off mosquitoes.

Home Remedy #7: Birds.
If you can attract birds that eat mosquitoes, you can help keep
the homestead safe and mosquito free!

All the these birds eat mosquitoes:
  • Purple Martins ~ Purple Martins are nature`s mosquito
    eliminators? Purple Martins rely entirely on man-made
    structures for communal nesting and they tend to return
    annually to the same spot. Purple Martins are social and the
    decoy above puts them at ease.
  • swallows
  • waterfowl
  • geese
  • ducks ~ many preppers keep ducks  

You can set up bird feeders, bird houses, and bird baths to attract
the birds. Just be sure to change the water on the bird bath (and
be sure to clean the bird bath once a month with vinegar).

Ditch the itch!
Baking soda, oatmeal, honey, aloe vera, there are many natural
ways to ditch the itch ~ here's how to take the bite out of the
mosquito bite naturally...

Remedies for Relieving Mosquito Bites
To soothe a mosquito bite here are some natural remedies:
  1. place a lemon slice (or onion) on the afflicted area:
  2. crush aspirin into a paste with a bit of water;
  3. heat a spoon under the hot water tap and press on the bite;
  4. make a paste of baking soda by mixing water and apply to
    the affected area;
  5. apply apple cider vinegar directly to the bite;
  6. try aloe vera as a natural way to soothe a bite
  7. honey applied directly to the bite will help provide relief.
  8. wet a tea bag and apply as a compress;
  9. smooth in some coconut oil or aloe vera gel;
  10. rub a banana peel on the afflicted area; or
  11. dab lavender essential oil, witch hazel or tea tree oil to
    provide relief.
  12. scrub a dry bar of ivory soap on the bite;
  13. rub some, ammonia rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide;
  14. dab Vic's Vaporizing rub as an ointment;
  15. brush in some Tom's peppermint toothpaste
  16. sooth a mosquito bite with witch hazel and learn its magical
    properties;
  17. use mouthwash to soothe mosquito bites and other insect
    stingsl
  18. If the above doesn't work, smooth in some:
  • Anbesol
  • Chloraseptic
  • Orajel
  • Skoal tobacco or
  • Meat tenderizer
  • or Preparation H!

Here's the video on natural ways to deal with mosquito bites:
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Mosquito Home Remedies
Enjoy a mosquito free summer! Here's how to get rid of
mosquitoes around the homestead (and how to repel the ones
that linger and buzz around you):