- Dry Ice
The carbon dioxide that we exhale attracts mosquitoes. Dry ice emits a lot of carbon dioxide. So, place dry ice in a container and keep it at a certain distance, and when you see the mosquito move closer, close the lid to capture it.
- Coffee Grounds
All you need to do is just sprinkle coffee grounds wherever you find stagnant water near your house. The mosquito eggs present in the water will be forced to come to the surface of the water due to the coffee grounds.
- Mosquito Traps
You can buy a mosquito trap from market or can easily make it at home. For preparing homemade mosquito trap, you need a plastic bottle. Cut this bottle in half. Add brown sugar in hot water and mix well. When it cools down, empty it in the bottom half of the bottle. Now, add yeast. Put the funnel part into the other half of the bottle in upside down direction. Wrap a black tape on the bottle, but the top should be uncovered. Place it in the mosquito prone area. Change the solution of the bottle after every 2 weeks.
- Lemon eucalyptus
Lemon eucalyptus also known as Corymbia citriodora is a tall tree widely grown in Australia. Oil from the leaves of this tree have excellent mosquito repellent properties
The strong odor of mint, which most of us love very much, is loathed by mosquitoes. You can take out the mint oil from the mint extracts or just use the extract as it is to keep mosquitoes away
- Red Cedar Mulch
Red cedar mulch not only makes the garden or the yard beautiful, but is also effectively keeps the mosquitoes away. Boil red cedar chips in water. Next, put this liquid in the garden sprayer that you use for your garden and sprinkle it everywhere. This will hold mosquitoes off your home.
“Really, we’re our own worst enemy. We create mosquito habitats close to our house,” Adopt-a-Contractor’s member says. So if your yard is full of items you don’t need that are holding water, get rid of them. Old tires, for example, are notorious for retaining water that allows mosquitoes to breed. Throw them out! Also, clean your gutters so the water can drain freely.