Have Kids at Home? Learn how to keep those pesky mosquitoes away, without the use of chemicals.

mosquito bites- Easy Tips by ZenParent

Wet and humid conditions in monsoons are the time when mosquitoes breed and swarm. Dusk is their favourite time and it is also the time when our kids are playing outdoors. It becomes even more important in this season to not let water accumulate in planters, dustbins, etc. Still water is an invitation for mosquitoes to lay eggs and multiply; only to spread more diseases and filth.

Dress up your kids in full sleeved clothes while they are outside and make sure you use mosquito nets at home.

Here are 7 more simple ways to prevent mosquito bites:

1. Mix mint flavoured mouth-wash in a bottle of water and spray it around the house and on your plants. The minty fragrance is too strong for mosquitoes and this really works.

2. Mosquitoes are found in plenty near plants. Mix a few drops of neem oil in a litre of water and spray on plants. This is sure to drive away all mosquitoes.

3. You can plant mosquito repelling plant in your garden, plants like mint, basil, rosemary and marigold are very effective in driving away mosquitoes.

4. Wear “white” clothes when outside. Mosquitoes tend to be repelled by this colour. Also, “black” clothes attract mosquitoes.

5. Garlic is a good mosquito repellent. If you don’t mind the smell, you can mix crushed garlic with water and spray on yourself while stepping out and spray it around the house.

6. Dab your clothes with vanilla extract mixed with water. Another good way of keeping mosquitoes away.

7. Essential oils like lavender oil, eucalyptus oil, cedar oil and basil oil make an excellent mosquito repellent when mixed with distilled water. Your kids will also love the way they smell, when you dab them with these.

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7 Home Remedies for Mosquito Bites

1. Green tea bags, when refrigerated, can really soothe a mosquito bite. Leave a few green tea bags in the fridge to keep them handy.

2. Adding a few drops of Dettol antiseptic in your bath can also relieve the itch.

3. Honey is also an excellent antiseptic and works well on mosquito bites. Only make sure the sweetness of honey doesn’t attract other bugs when applied.

4. Applying Aloe Vera gel will instantly reduce the itchiness and will also draw the sting out.

5. Rubbing a hand sanitizer on the bite also works well, as these contain some percentage of alcohol that works on the sting.

6. Rubbing tulsi leaves on mosquito bites reduces itchiness and also takes away the swelling.

7. Juice of a freshly cut onion also works well too.

8. Applying ice on a fresh mosquito bite can also keep the swelling less and reduce the initial itch.

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