Mosquitoes are one of the most annoying insects on this planet!
There you are, sitting in your room, and you hear the high-pitched noise of a mosquito buzzing around!
If you don’t catch it, the mosquito will bite you, and you won’t feel it until it starts itching. By then, it is too late!
I’ve put together this guide for getting rid of mosquitoes in your room and in the rest of your home too.
Read on for the tips!
Why Are Mosquitoes in My Room?
The majority of mosquito-infested houses are located near standing water.
Mosquitoes thrive in:
- Slow-moving creeks
- Other bodies of water with little activity.
If the temperature is over 50 degrees and any standing water is present near your room (a pond in your yard will attract them) you are susceptible to mosquitoes.
Mosquitoes are most active in the twilight hours, although they will be present any time the sun isn’t shining brightly and the moisture is high.
If you have a mosquito issue but no standing water outside your house, you might have a water leak somewhere near your room. The majority of mosquito invasions happen in a crawl area with a drainage pump.
If you find a lot of mosquitoes in your room, check for standing water. Houseplants are a typical water supply, but a leak beneath a sink may also offer plenty for these insects.
Seldom used toilets may also serve as mosquito breeding places.
They are also attracted to a light source.
How Did They Get In?
Mosquitoes may get into your room in several ways. Open doors and windows are one of the most common ways.
Mosquitoes will easily enter your room if you have gaps in the screens, leave doors open, or forget to close the windows at night.
Mosquitoes seek refuge from the wind and other unfavorable circumstances. They fly inside your room to feed, or for protection and shade. When you enter the home, the mosquito may sometimes fly via the door alongside you.
Mosquitoes are tiny insects. They aren’t actively looking for screen holes through which to enter your home, but while they remain outside, the heat of the carbon dioxide and part of the light within the room will entice them.
Light attracts some insects. As a result, the mosquitoes search for an opening in the hole and enter.
8 Ways To Get Rid Of, And Keep Mosquitoes Out Of Your Room
1. Chemical Repellents
The most reliable way to guarantee that you and your family members do not get bitten by mosquitoes is to apply a chemical mosquito repellent.
Adults should use a chemical insect repellent with 30-50 percent DEET. Follow the instructions for applying any repellent to children. These chemical insect repellents are the most efficient at keeping mosquitos away.
If you apply sunscreen during the day, make sure to apply the repellant after, not before.
2. Mosquito Netting
If you live in a mosquito-infested region and have young children, use mosquito netting to protect babies. It’s probably the most successful way of keeping your kids mosquito-free!
Chemical repellents can be harmful to babies’ health. Therefore, you must avoid applying them to your baby at all costs. Always follow the instructions on the repellent!
Mosquito netting is useful for preventing mosquitoes from entering your room. You should use it if you prefer sleeping with the doors and windows open.
3. Natural Mosquito Control
You have several choices when it comes to controlling mosquitoes with natural products. You can, for example, apply repellents based on essential oils.
The CDC recommends lemon eucalyptus oil to prevent mosquito bites. It will repel mosquitoes!
Although other natural repellents help repel mosquitoes, they may cause skin irritation. Use them with caution, and always test for reactions first.
4. Mosquito Repellent Clothing
Within your room, your clothing choice is important for mosquito protection. To keep mosquitoes out of your room, wear clothes that cover your body from top to bottom.
Both inside and out, long-sleeved clothing and long trousers will defend you against mosquito bites.
Try not to wear black or dark-colored clothes like dark blue, crimson, or green. Dark clothing makes your body heated, particularly in hot weather. Mosquitoes are drawn to warm, humid bodies.
Mosquitoes are drawn to smells combined with sweat from human bodies, so avoid wearing fragrances.
If you eat a lot of garlic-flavored foods, your sweat will smell like garlic as well. The scent of garlic repels mosquitoes and keeps them away from you.
5. Fix any gaps
Patch any holes in doors and screens to keep mosquitoes out of your room.
It’s pointless to go to the trouble of freeing your room of bugs to welcome them back in.
If sunlight can be seen in the surrounding space of your door, it isn’t completely sealed. Buy a plain door strip to solve the problem.
6. Oscillating Fans
Mosquitoes have a difficult time flying against the wind.
This may seem to be excessively simplistic, but sometimes simplicity is exactly all you need.
For example, when you switch on the fan, the mosquitoes will disperse and eventually give up.
7. Keep mosquito repellent plants
Indoor mosquito repellent plants are a simple method to get rid of insects in your room. For a mosquito-free house, keep these plants in your windowsill, on top of a table, or somewhere else around your room.
Most of these plants will deter not just mosquitoes but also other pests like mice and cockroaches. In addition, because these plants are often smaller, they may easily be kept inside to keep mosquitoes at bay.
Lemongrass, tulsi, marigolds, citronella (which prefers cooler regions), catnip, and mint. These are good indoor pest repellent plants.
8. Keep sliced lemon and cloves around the house
Lemons and cloves are a sure-fire method for getting a mosquito-free environment. It’s a trick that dates back hundreds of years.
Mosquitoes do not seem to like the scent of cloves and citrus fruits and thus prefer staying as far from them as possible. So to get rid of mosquitoes in your room cut a lemon in half and put cloves into each half.
Keep slices of these lemons with cloves in the corners of your room, preferably near the entrances such as doors and windows, to keep bugs away.
Clove-infused lemons are a mosquito repellent that’s both natural and safe to use indoors.
If I notice a mosquito in my room, I can’t settle. I have to go and find it. I want to chill in a mosquito-free room!
If you don’t catch it, these insects will suck your blood and make sleeping uncomfortable for you.
If you want to get rid of mosquitoes in your room or house, then follow the tips I’ve given you on this page!