Squirrels are perhaps the most annoying insects we know. It’s not just their buzzing that bothers us, it’s their stings, which are related to sucking our blood. Not to mention the risk of transmitting certain diseases. It’s no wonder people don’t like mosquitoes so much. So they’re looking for ways to get rid of them.
Herbs can help
Many people always do the same thing when fighting mosquitoes. They head to the store looking for expensive and not always effective repellents. However, these are not always the only possible help. Plants, or rather familiar herbs, are also good natural repellents.
These are mint and lavender. You can either try to prepare a homemade natural spray and spray a little of it around the room. Or try it as a chance to spruce up your apartment. Just place the lavender or mint in a nice pot and put it on the window. It’ll get rid of pesky insects and make your window look a little better. There’s a third way, which is to rub yourself with oil made from the herbs mentioned earlier. Your skin will smell nice and the mosquitoes will pass the taste.
Mosquito trap – how to make one at home
If you don’t like the smell of lavender and mint, you can try another way. Try making a special mosquito trap. You only need four things to make it.
- a two-litre plastic bottle
- 1 gram of yeast
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 liter of water
First, cut the bottle in two. The trap will look just like a wasp trap, but if you don’t know what to make of it, let me explain. You place the top of the bottle with the neck down so that it is facing the bottom of the bottom of the bottle. Then you boil water and add sugar. When it’s cooled, you add another glass of cold water and throw in the yeast. You pour the resulting mixture into the prepared trap and place it outside the window. If you have a bed by the window, it may be better to put it in another place so that mosquitoes don’t disturb you. For a stronger effect, you can also wrap the whole bottle with black foil, as the black colour attracts mosquitoes. Then just check and change the trap from time to time.