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Bye bye, mosquitoes! All natural remedies to defeat them

The Mosquitoes, so expert in interrupting summer evenings with their bites and incessant buzzing, can be stopped with natural remedies but not before having adopted small precautions and having learned to know their habits better.

Ah, the mosquitoes! Those annoying and unwanted guests who manage to upset our summer tranquility. Who has never experienced the frustration of an evening outdoors ruined by itchy bites? With the arrival of the heat, mosquitoes are a problem for everyone, both indoors and outdoors.
However, it is not always easy to get rid of them avoid products which in the long run, may result toxic and harmful to humans and animals. In this article, we will find out the natural remedies to defend ourselves from mosquitoes without having to resort to chemical or cumbersome methods. Get ready to say goodbye to the annoyance of these insects and regain the serenity of living the summer outdoors!

Do you really know mosquitoes?

There are more than 3,500 species of mosquitoes worldwide. The largest in the world is the Anopheles giganteus species, which can reach dimensions of over 5 cm in length, including the body and legs. Just some mosquitoes I am responsible some annoying ones stings towards humans and animals.
The females sting: they need the proteins present in the blood to develop the eggs. The males, on the other hand, feed on vegetable matter.
Mosquitoes are very sensitive to odors. They are attracted to one set of factors, including thecarbon dioxide (which we emit when we breathe), the body heat And the Parfums of some chemical compounds present in human sweat.
Their average lifespan is only 2-4 weeks. In some species, females can live for several weeks or months if they can avoid predators and other dangers.
Their characteristic buzz so annoying, is produced give them moving wings high speed. They can flap their wings up to 600 times per minute.
Mosquitoes are notoriously known to be vectors of diseases, among the most dangerous are: malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, Zika virus and West Nile encephalitis.
Most species are more active during the night and to theSunrise. This is due to their preference for conditions lower light and with less wind.
Theirs sting it's a lot subtle and flexible, which allows them to sneakily and undetected into the skin of humans and animals.
Despite their negative impact on human health, mosquitoes also have a role in the ecosystem: they are a source of food for many animals, such as birds, frogs and predatory insects.

What to do to protect yourself from mosquitoes

Mosquitoes can be annoying and biting, but there are different ways and many small precautions that allow you to reduce their presence and protect yourself.
First things first, it's critical eliminate water collection areas. Mosquitoes lay their eggs on standing water. That's why it's important empty the water containers stagnant, such as buckets or pots, in the garden or on balconies. But also empty and clean the gutters to avoid water stagnation.
Use the mosquito nets on windows and doors to prevent mosquitoes from entering the house is certainly useful. It is necessary, however, check always possible breakups or small holes that can allow mosquitoes to pass through, to repair them or if necessary replace the mosquito net.
Fans keep mosquitoes away! Mosquitoes are weak fliers and tend to avoid air currents. Fans in outdoor areas or inside the house ensure a small distance from them.
Protecting yourself with clothing is also useful, wearing light but long-sleeved clothing, trousers especially at dawn or dusk and using socks and closed shoes.
Some perfumes And lotions can attract mosquitos. It is better to avoid using strong perfumes or overly scented products in summer. The smell of vinegar, however, can keep mosquitoes away.
Mosquitoes love to hide in tall grass, so keeping it short can reduce their habitat.
All of these solutions can help reduce the presence of mosquitoes, but it is necessary to use complementary methods such as skin repellents or ultrasonic devices to achieve more effective protection.

The natural remedies

One of the first allies in the battle against mosquitoes is mother nature herself. Plants and essential oils they can become i best friends in the fight against these annoying insects.
There lemongrass it is a plant that mosquitoes hate. Its fresh, citrusy fragrance acts as a natural deterrent. Growing citronella plants in the garden or on the balcony, or using citronella-based candles or essential oils is certainly a first anti-mosquito protection.
But it doesn't end here! Some essential oils such aseucalyptus, the peppermint and the lavender but also geranium And thyme they are very effective and known to repel mosquitoes.
Prepare a mixture of these oils with water to spray to create a protective barrier or alternatively purchasing a ready-made natural lotion can be an effective solution.
It is very effective and useful Antiroba oil. This precious oil is extracted from the seeds of the Andiroba tree (Carapa guianensis), which grows in the rainforests of the Amazon. It always has been used by indigenous peoples to protect yourself from mosquito bites. Has natural repellent properties thanks to its content of limonoids and other active substances. Furthermore, it also has emollient and soothing properties for the skin, which make it a natural and beneficial option to protect the skin from the aggression of mosquitoes.
Also the propolis it can help relieve itching, when you have already been stung, and can reduce inflammation and promote healing of irritated skin.

The important thing is to face the problem of mosquitoes with the knowledge that, in the end, we will always have victory over them!

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