Ways to fight mosquitoes and their bites
Mosquitoes, or real mosquitoes, or blood-sucking mosquitoes (lat. Culicidae) - a family of diptera insects belonging to the group of long-nosed (Nematocera), adult females of which in most cases are a component of the gnat complex. Oral organs are characteristic of this family: the upper and lower lip are elongated and form a case in which long thin needles are placed (2 pairs of jaws); males have underdeveloped jaws - they do not bite. Mobile larvae and pupae of mosquitoes live in stagnant bodies of water. Fossil mosquitoes have been known since the Cretaceous. In the modern world, there are more than 3,000 species of mosquitoes belonging to 38 genera. In Russia, representatives of 100 species belonging to the genera of real mosquitoes (Culex), bites (Aedes), Culiseta, malaria mosquitoes (Anopheles), Toxorhinchites, Uranotaenia, Orthopodomyia, Coquillettidia live. The life cycle of mosquitoes includes four stages of development: egg → larva → pupa → imago, or adult.
Annoying mosquitoes can spoil the most wonderful holiday. These little bloodsuckers are akin to 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 one in ten people is attractive for a bite.
The most suitable essential oils for combating blood-sucking insects: lavender, valerian, eucalyptus, geranium, anise, thyme, mint, tea tree, camphor laurel, cedar.
Ways of application:
- Soak a piece of fleece in any of these oils and place the “flavor” on the windowsill or near the pillow.
- Mix the selected essential oil with your cream. Rub open areas of the body with the resulting product.
Mint, myrtle, rosemary and geranium are indoor plants that can repel insects with their strong aroma. Also, tomato leaves are considered one of the most potent home remedies for mosquitoes.
Cut a lemon and stick a clove in it.
Put next to the bed and can sleep with the window open.
Pleasant smell and complete absence of mosquitoes are guaranteed!
Homemade Mosquito Trap
This mosquito trap acts by attracting insects with carbon dioxide released during yeast fermentation.
Mosquitoes smell it, fall into a trap and cannot get out.
Conifer cones and juniper
In nature, fir cones and juniper branches will help in the fight against mosquitoes.
It is enough to throw them into the fire, and this smell will scare off insects.
Bird cherry and mountain ash
If you are on the street, it is enough to rub open areas of the body with the leaves of mountain ash or bird cherry, and mosquitoes will stop getting out.
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 bite site.
As for garlic, you need to crush 1 clove and dilute the resulting slurry with a small amount of water.
Dampen a piece of tissue 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 until a thick paste forms.
Apply the resulting mass to the bite site and let it dry.
The bite site can also be moistened with lemon juice.
Heat the spoon in hot water, then place it on the bite.
The spoon should be held tightly pressed to the skin for several minutes.
When you remove it, the itch must go away.
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