Ways to fight mosquitoes and their bites
Mosquitoes, or real mosquitoes, or blood-sucking mosquitoes (lat. Culicidae) are a family of Diptera insects belonging to the group of the long-caped (Nematocera), the females of which are in most cases a component of the gnus complex. Oral organs are characteristic of this family: the upper and lower lips are elongated and form a sheath in which long, thin needles are placed (2 pairs of jaws); in males, the jaws are underdeveloped - they do not bite. Motile larvae and pupae of mosquitoes live in stagnant bodies of water. Fossil mosquitoes are known from the Cretaceous period. In the modern world there are more than 3,000 species of mosquitoes belonging to 38 genera. Representatives of 100 species belonging to the genera of real mosquitoes (Culex), kusak (Aedes), Culiseta, anopheles mosquitoes (Anopheles), Toxorhinchites, Uranotaenia, Orthopodomyia, Coquillettidia live in Russia. The life cycle of mosquitoes includes four stages of development: egg → larva → pupa → imago, or adult.
Annoying mosquitoes can ruin the most beautiful rest. These little bloodsuckers are like a natural disaster. And sometimes it’s not easy to hide from them!
Shram.kiev.ua shares tricks that will help drive away the ubiquitous insects and remain "uneaten".
Why mosquitoes bite They say that every tenth person is attractive to be bitten.
The most suitable essential oils to combat blood-sucking insects: lavender, valerian, eucalyptus, geranium, anise, thyme, mint, tea tree, camphor laurel, cedar.
Methods of use:
- Moisten a piece of fleece in any of these oils and place the “flavor” on the windowsill or near the pillow.
- Mix selected essential oil with your cream. Rub the open areas of the body.
Mint, myrtle, rosemary and geranium are indoor plants that can repel insects with their strong aroma. Also one of the most potent home anti-mosquitoes are considered to be tomato leaves .
Lemon with cloves
Cut a lemon and stick a clove into it.
Put next to the bed and can sleep with the window open.
A pleasant smell and the complete absence of mosquitoes are guaranteed!
Homemade mosquito trap
This mosquito trap works by attracting insects with carbon dioxide released during the fermentation of yeast.
Mosquitoes smell it, fall into the trap and can't get back.
Coniferous cones and juniper
Outdoors in the fight against mosquitoes will help fir cones and juniper branches.
It is enough to throw them into the fire, and this smell will scare away insects.
Prunus and rowan
If you are on the street, it is enough to rub open areas of the body with leaves of mountain ash or bird cherry, and the mosquitoes will stop getting.
Onion and garlic
A recognized remedy for itching after bites is onions and garlic.
The onion head is cut into two parts and applied to the site of the bite.
As for garlic, you need to crush 1 clove and dilute the resulting gruel with a small amount of water.
Moisten a piece of cloth in the solution and attach to the bite site.
Baking soda is the simplest and most common home remedy for treating mosquito bites.
Mix 3 teaspoons of baking soda with 1 teaspoon of water to form a thick paste.
Apply the resulting mass in place of the bite and let it dry.
The bite can also be moistened with lemon juice.
Heat the spoon in hot water, then put it in place of the bite.
The spoon should be kept tightly pressed to the skin for several minutes.
When you remove it, the itch should pass.
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