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Dream of 'mosquito-free monsoon'? 10 natural ways to get rid of these 'dracula' bites

First Published Jun 1, 2021, 2:02 PM IST
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Do you want to know how to save yourselves from mosquitoes naturally? Read to find out

The season of mosquitoes is here. All our bodies are now covered in bumps and scratch courtesy of these blood-sucking villains. Eliminating mosquitoes can be a real pain.

The season of mosquitoes is here. All our bodies are now covered in bumps and scratch courtesy of these blood-sucking villains. Eliminating mosquitoes can be a real pain.

Artificial mosquito repellents are not good for our health and using them 24/7 is not economical. Here are some natural ways that can help control mosquitoes:

Artificial mosquito repellents are not good for our health and using them 24/7 is not economical. Here are some natural ways that can help control mosquitoes:

Using Camphor for eliminating mosquitoes is a trick I learnt from my grandmother. You just need to light those small cubes of camphor in a room and close the doors and windows and leave it for half an hour. You will be shocked at how effective this method is.

Using Camphor for eliminating mosquitoes is a trick I learnt from my grandmother. You just need to light those small cubes of camphor in a room and close the doors and windows and leave it for half an hour. You will be shocked at how effective this method is.

An easy and effective solution for mosquitoes, Garlic is an instant hack. Just boil a few cloves and spread the smell all over your room. Alternatively, store the mixture and spray it around.

An easy and effective solution for mosquitoes, Garlic is an instant hack. Just boil a few cloves and spread the smell all over your room. Alternatively, store the mixture and spray it around.

Not just a cure for cold, these plants help control mosquitoes. Just plant a few around your house or windowsills. If doing that isn’t an option, buy a few bunches of leaves, dry them and burn them like a potpourri. 

Not just a cure for cold, these plants help control mosquitoes. Just plant a few around your house or windowsills. If doing that isn’t an option, buy a few bunches of leaves, dry them and burn them like a potpourri. 

Make a concoction of lavender and neem oil in 1:1 proportion. Apply this to your skin. This will not just protect you from mosquitoes, but you leave you with amazing skin.

Make a concoction of lavender and neem oil in 1:1 proportion. Apply this to your skin. This will not just protect you from mosquitoes, but you leave you with amazing skin.

In a spray bottle, mix a few drops of peppermint essential oil in water and shake it vigorously. Now use this solution on your skin. That’s it.

In a spray bottle, mix a few drops of peppermint essential oil in water and shake it vigorously. Now use this solution on your skin. That’s it.

Rosemary herb is an amazing eliminating mosquito. Just buy a few dried stalks of rosemary. Burn a few stalks inside your room and keep it closed for some time. 

Rosemary herb is an amazing eliminating mosquito. Just buy a few dried stalks of rosemary. Burn a few stalks inside your room and keep it closed for some time. 

Dilute a few drops of tea tree oil in some water and apply it to your skin. This anti-fungal and anti-bacterial oil is not only excellent at repelling mosquitoes, but it can also treat mosquito bites.

Dilute a few drops of tea tree oil in some water and apply it to your skin. This anti-fungal and anti-bacterial oil is not only excellent at repelling mosquitoes, but it can also treat mosquito bites.

This is an age-old trick for mosquitoes. Just cut a lemon in half and pierce some cloves in it. Just place it around the corners of your room and that’s it.

This is an age-old trick for mosquitoes. Just cut a lemon in half and pierce some cloves in it. Just place it around the corners of your room and that’s it.

Citronella oil is a known mosquito repellent. Just apply a few drops to your skin. If you don’t want to do that, citronella oil candles are available easily. Just light them in your room!

Citronella oil is a known mosquito repellent. Just apply a few drops to your skin. If you don’t want to do that, citronella oil candles are available easily. Just light them in your room!

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