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Get Rid of Mosquitos: The Homemade Style

Written by Paulo Martirez on Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Authorities say that during this time of summer, Dengue fever is on its high. This is because water catch basins such as canals are on a still making it favorable for mosquitos to reproduce more. The heat also helps the mosquito eggs mature faster.

Here are some homemade ways to help protect yourself and your love ones against these blood sucking insects:

Mosquito Bites
• Apply lime juice diluted with water on bites with cotton ball.

Mosquito Control
• Dispose of unwanted tin cans and tires.
• Clean clogged roof gutters and drain flat roofs.
• Flush sump-pump pits weekly.
• Stock ornamental pools with fish.
• Change water in birdbaths, fountains, and troughs twice a week.
• Clean and chlorinate swimming pools; when not regularly used, they should be emptied.
• Turn over unused wading pools and other containers that tend to collect rainwater.
• Cover containers tightly with window screen or plastic when storing rainwater for garden use during drought periods.

Plant Against Mosquitos
• The castor bean plant. Seeds available from any nursery. Plant in pots within the house; replant outdoors. Decorative and they grow like weeds!

Mosquito Bite Repellant
• Four parts glycerine, 4 parts alcohol, 1 part eucalyptus oil. Or make a solution of equal parts of isopropyl alcohol and methyl phthalate.

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