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2009 24 Mar

Mosquito barrier is an effective liquid spray that can be used to keep mosquitoes away from your surroundings. Mosquitoes bite humans because they feed on blood especially to get nutrition during their breeding season.

Mosquitoes Have A Strong Sense Of Smell

It is essential to take adequate precaution against mosquitoes as their bites are painful and itchy. Moreover mosquitoes are also carriers of viruses of diseases like West Nile disease which can cause body ache, fever and weakness for several days.

Mosquitoes are attracted to foliage so the lawns and gardens are places which can be easily infested with mosquitoes. These mosquitoes ultimately enter inside the homes.

Garlic is known for its strong smell. This strong smell has been known and used for a long time by farmers to keep pests away. Mosquito barrier contains a high proportion of garlic extract in liquid form. This liquid can be sprayed on grass, plants and flowers so that the strong smell wards off mosquitoes.

The best part is that such products are completely natural and does not harm the plants, animals, birds or fish. Also humans cannot detect the smell of mosquito barrier after a while but mosquitoes can detect them for a long time after the spraying of the liquid. This is because they have antennae that are more sensitive to smell than our noses.

Mosquitoes are known to be most active during dawn and dusk. So at such times it is best to keep the windows closed to prevent them from entering inside the house due to light.

Prevent Mosquitoes From Breeding

You can use some mosquito spray to keep mosquitoes away. One can opt for natural sprays instead of chemical ones which contain the popular mosquito repellant called DEET. Natural sprays contain plant oils like castor oil, citronella oil, eucalyptus oil, lemongrass oil and the like.

To avoid being disturbed by mosquitoes inside your sitting room or in your lawn during a moonlight dinner, you can also opt for electrical mosquito killers. These appliances have bright lights fitted into them to attract mosquitoes and kill them. Such appliances come with a protective insulated cage to make them safe for use. Still children should be discouraged from going close to such electrical appliances to avoid accidents.

Mosquitoes are known to breed in still ponds, tubs and stagnant puddles. In order to kill mosquito larvae, you can spray mosquito barrier mixed with some low cost vegetable oil. While the strong garlic smell will kill the larvae, the oil will form a film on the top of the still water and cut off the oxygen supply to the mosquito larvae.

To treat mosquito bites dab some antiseptic liquid on the bite or wash the area with soap and water to reduce the itchiness and swelling. As a preventive measure mosquito barrier is a good choice as it is both effective and safe.

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