It estimated that there are over 3000 species of mosquitoes in the world out of which roughly 200 can be found in the US.
Mosquitoes might seem quite harmless but in actual sense are quite dangerous due to their ability to transmit a number of life threatening diseases such as malaria, yellow fever, encephalitis and even dengue.
As such, it would be in the best interest of every individual to look for ways through which to get rid of mosquitoes or at the very least, avoid them.
This said, the following overview of – anti-mosquito tips might prove invaluable when it comes to avoiding mosquitoes
Clear bushes around the home
This is perhaps one of the best tips when it comes to getting rid of mosquitoes within a home environment.
As you well know, mosquitoes thrive in bushy areas as the bushes offer shelter from direct sunlight while at the same time preventing evaporation of stagnant water where they might have laid their eggs.
By clearing bushes, you will be in essence exposing them to harsh climatic conditions from which most will perish while at the same time, destroying their breeding grounds
If you are in an area where mosquitoes are a real problem, installation of a window mesh can be a great idea.
Window meshes create a barrier between the inside of a house and the outside and by doing so; prevent entry of mosquitoes and any other insects inside a house.
As a norm, the mesh is usually made from strong synthetic material but is also available in wire form for better durability
Natural mosquito repellents
Natural mosquito repellants are also another great option when it comes to getting rid of mosquitoes.
There are quite a number of plant species that are natural irritants for mosquitoes and as a norm, mosquitoes tend to give a wide berth to areas in which the plants grow.
By growing these plants in your garden or within your house, you can be able to get rid of mosquitoes from your home environment. Better still, you can also make your own body repellent by extracting oils from these plants and applying them on your body.
A good example of plants that have natural mosquito repelling capabilities include cinnamon, vanilla, eucalyptus and even the citronella plant
As a rule, if you have planted any of these – anti-mosquito plants in your home, you should periodically break off a leaf or two so as to enable them release their pungent aroma and drive off mosquitoes