How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes Inside the House

Mosquitos in your home can be really annoying. Aside from leaving you with an itchy bite that lasts for days, they are also carriers of several pathogens and diseases. In short, you want them gone. The good news is that in this article, we will offer some tips on how to get rid of mosquitoes inside the house. 

In this article, we will teach you how to get rid of mosquitoes inside the house.

How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes Inside the House

Mosquitos love favorable climates and are most prolific during warm weather. In California, the heat can last for months after summer. If you have a mosquito problem in your house, you may need the help of a professional pest control company that provides mosquito control services.

Here are some simple ways to deal with them. 

Chemical Warfare

The most obvious solutions are often the best. You can use several means to keep mosquitos away. The most effective mosquito repellent is DEET. You can often buy this over the counter. It is available in different strengths. Generally, the higher the DEET content, the more effective it is.

DEET switches off a mosquito’s sense of smell, preventing them from biting even if they happen to land on you. 

But be warned…

DEET isn’t good for children. Furthermore, it is very corrosive on certain surfaces and will eat through rubber and plastic within hours. 

Anti-Mosquito Scents

If the idea of smothering yourself in DEET doesn’t appeal, then there are alternatives. There are natural smells that mosquitos tend to hate. Anything containing anise compounds or citrus are really good natural mosquito repellents.

You could try: –

  • Clove oil
  • Eucalyptus
  • Lemon Oil
  • Citronella 
  • Peppermint oil
  • Anise
  • Cedarwood

Sprinkle a few drops around areas where mosquitos congregate or alternatively invest in a scented candle that features these scents.

Block Points of Access

If the mosquitos get in, then they can’t bite you. It is that simple.

By making your home an impenetrable fortress against mosquitos, you can rest easy knowing you aren’t going to wake up with an itchy bump in the morning.

If you have screens fitted to windows or doors, check their integrity. It is also worth noting that open windows and lighting can act as a real navigation beacon to hungry mosquitos when it goes dark. If you have to leave your windows open, avoid leaving lights on. Conversely, if you want to leave the light on, make sure the windows are closed.

Personal Protection

You could try a few methods if you find that you are the main course on the mosquito’s menu. 

The most obvious solution is to cover up. Wear clothes with long sleeves or legs that cover exposed areas of skin.

You could also consider investing in a mosquito bracelet. Sometimes these are scented, but you can also find bracelets that emit a high-pitched whine, inaudible to humans’ that confuse a mosquito’s sense of direction.

The jury is out as to how effective these actually are. Give it a try for yourself and see.

Bug Spray

Bug spray is a neurotoxin specific to insects. It is absorbed through their exoskeleton and scrambles the messages to and from their brain.

We are thankful we aren’t a mosquito.

You can spray insects directly with a good quality bug spray, or alternatively, give your room a quick ‘crop dusting’ before retiring for the evening. If a mosquito lands on a treated area, then the toxin will still be enough to kill it.

Consider Traps

Mosquito traps are another way to get rid of mosquitos in your house. A trap is actually a little bit of a misnomer. They don’t just act as a little prison for mosquitos. In fact, they allow mosquitos to escape.

Why?

The female mosquitos are held in the trap and absorb a special chemical agent held within the chamber. Once they escape, they carry this agent to other areas, including mosquito breeding grounds, affecting the mosquito larvae. Killing them before they turn into adults.

Mosquito Netting

If you have young children, then DEET is out of the question, and nobody really likes the idea of a bucket mosquito trap sat in the corner of the room.

As we have said before, if mosquitos can’t get to you, they can’t bite you. A really effective way to prevent them from reaching you is to install mosquito netting over beds. These loose drapes are fine enough for you to see out of and don’t restrict airflow, but the holes in the netting are small enough to stop mosquitos from entering your personal space.

Address Outside Areas

Mosquitos don’t tend to breed in the home. Normally they come from outside. If you notice a proliferation of mosquitos, you may have an area outside your home that provides them with the ideal breeding ground.

If you address this, you could be removing the problem at the source. 

How to Get Rid of Mosquitos Inside the House | DIY Solution

Now, this method isn’t perfect, but it can be effective. Simply dissolve a camphor tablet in a bowl of water and add a small droplet of dish soap. Place this in any room where mosquitos are a problem. Camphor is a great insect repellent. The dish soap loosens the surface tension, allowing mosquitos to drown in the water (so change it out regularly).

Contact a Professional Pest Control Service

If all of the above hasn’t worked, don’t worry. You can still win your battle against these winged critters?

How?

It’s easy. Just contact a professional pest control service. Facility Pest Control are experts in dealing with all sorts of pests and infestations, from mosquitos to mice and everything in between! Serving the California area Facility can offer a free quote and deal with your mosquito problem in minutes. We will inspect your property, identify the species and create a control program tailored entirely to your needs!  A great night’s sleep and no itchy bites? Sounds ideal, right?