Mosquitoes are pesky creatures which thrive on your blood. They are dangerous and can cause various diseases like malaria and yellow fever, along with many types of skin allergies. Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water, garbage dumps and unhealthy environment. It is necessary to keep your house and neighborhood clean.
There are different kinds of Mosquito Repellants available in the market in form of coils or liquids, but the fume emitting from these repellants can cause breathing problem among people who already suffer from respiratory diseases. You can use different types of spices that are available at home to keep the mosquitoes away. These spices create a sweet aroma in the house and your home will always smell fresh and clean when you use them to ward off mosquitoes.
Different Types of Spices that Repel Mosquitoes
Garlic has a pungent aroma and is an effective spice to keep mosquitoes at bay.You can keep crushed garlic in your kitchen or near a window to prevent mosquitoes coming inside the house. Add garlic to your dishes to increase your immunity against mosquito bites.
Cinnamon is a sweet smelling spice. Mix ¼ tea spoon cinnamon powder in warm water and place it in your living area to repel mosquitoes.It will spread a sweet fragrance in the house as well.
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Basil is a very effective mosquito repellant. Place a pot basil plant at the entrance of your house to keep mosquitoes away.Use dry basil leaves in potpourri or hang a string of basil beads in your room to repel mosquitoes.
Thyme or Ajwain works wonders as mosquito repellant. You can plant thyme in small pots and place it in the house.Burn Ajwain seeds and let its fumes spread in the house to turn the mosquitoes out.
Mint has a strong aroma that is not liked by mosquitoes. It works as an effective mosquito repellant.Place a mint plant in your kitchen or add dry mint leaves in your potpourri to keep mosquitoes away.
Cloves work best as mosquito repellant, when they are burned and the fumes are spread around the house.You can keep the bugs away by tying a number of cloves to a thread to make string and hang it over your front door.
Lemon grass plant can be placed on your table top or in the corner of your room to drive away mosquitoes.Boil a few leaves of lemon grass in water and let the steam fill the room. The tangy aroma of lemon grass works as a mosquito repellant as well as room freshener.
Dry roast whole black pepper and place in your room. The strong spicy fragrance will remove bugs from the room.Add black pepper powder to your salads and soups, it will make you resistant towards mosquito bites.
This is an attractive plant which works well as a mosquito repellant. Add rosemary powder to your dishes and place the plant around the house to keep mosquitoes away.