How to get rid of mosquitoes in the house naturally

How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes Inside the House (Home Remedies)

So, you’re tired of mosquitoes inside your house and you need some home remedies to get rid of them. Naturally.

They bite. They transmit disease. And their bite makes you crazy with itch.

How do you get rid of them from your home?

What can you do to keep them out of your home?

And how do you accomplish it without using harmful residues and chemicals?

In this guide, we’ll talk about:

  • Why you have mosquitoes in your home
  • Why attracts them to your property
  • How to get rid of them from your house, bedroom, etc. naturally
  • How to keep them out of your home
  • Techniques to naturally deter and repel mosquitoes
  • And more

Sound good? Let’s get those mosquitoes out of your home. Permanently.

Last updated: 10/9/20.

What home remedy gets rid of mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes will enter through your window AC if they sense CO2.

There is no single home remedy that always works to get rid of them 100% of the time.

My advice to you is to try out a few of the following DIY remedies and see what works for you.

Some will work, some won’t.

That’s normal and dependent on the situation and how many mosquitoes you’re dealing with.

You can try anything from vinegar to essential oils, beer traps to dish soap, and find the one that works to get rid of them. That’s the best way to approach this.

Don’t rely on just one home remedy to eradicate them. Use a bunch at the same time and see what works.

How long do mosquitoes live indoors?

Mosquitoes can survive up to 28 days living in your bedroom.

They hide in the dark during the quiet hours when they’re not active, usually along the ceiling or walls. Then they’ll come out to feed when they detect live blood for them to drink.

Either way, that’s plenty of time for them to find and suck a bloodmeal out of you, your pets, and your family.

Waiting for the lifecycle to complete is a terrible way to approach the problem.

You should get rid of them, seal up your home, and set up natural repellents ASAP. Other than the annoying itch from their bites, they can also spread disease like West Nile, Malaria, Zika, and more.

Yes, this is a real threat. Don’t disregard them.

How do you attract and kill mosquitoes indoors?

There are many different techniques you can use to accomplish this.

The easiest one is to use a lure trap (beer, yeast, etc.) and lure them out. These traps will catch them passively without you having to do anything and kill them for you too.

his way, you don’t have to actively go around trying to hunt them down.

Otherwise, you can also kill mosquitoes using a variety of different methods (dish soap, oils, or even a roll of newspaper). There’s no “best” way to accomplish this.

Read on for tips on controlling, eliminating, and managing mosquitoes in the home naturally.

How can I sleep with mosquitoes in my room?

Well, you shouldn’t.

You’re risking a mosquito bite that’ll be extremely annoying and itchy to deal with for days.

If you have mosquitoes in your room, you should get rid of them before nightfall when you sleep.

Get the roll of newspaper or bug zapper racket and kill it. Or set up mosquito repellents to keep them away and drive them out of your home.

You can use anything from essential oils, beer traps, vinegar traps, dish soap, plants, or even citronella oil to keep them away.

But if you can’t do any of that, the easiest solution is to get a mosquito net for your bed.

What are they attracted to?

Mosquitoes are attracted to a variety of different things that could be bringing them into your house.

For starters, they like CO2, which is carbon dioxide.

This is what they use to detect a live blood meal for them to drink and they’ll use it to trace down humans and animals to suck their next meal out of.

If you’re in your room and your windows are open, you could be bringing them right up to your window screen just by your CO2 you release into the atmosphere.

They’re also attracted to moist areas with high humidity. This is necessary for them to breed and deposit their eggs.

Other things like alcohol, yeast, and fermenting goods that produce CO2 will bring them to your house. They also like heat, high temperatures, and even fragrances like deodorant, shampoo, lotion, and moisturizer.

Mosquitoes can even detect salt, lactic acid, and salt. All of these can bring them right into your home or bedroom.

How do they get into my home?

There’s no secret behind how they get into your house.

After all, mosquitoes are tiny and they can squeeze through small cracks/crevices without any problem.

Plus, since they can fly, they will take advantage of any possible source of CO2 to secure their next meal.

Believe it or not, they’re likely buzzing around your screen window at night just waiting to get into your room to suck that blood.

Anything from a damaged patio screen to a crack in the weatherstripping around your window allows them in.

Pet doors, open windows, and even going in and out of the door also allows them to get into your house. These little buggers will go anywhere they can to get a meal for their brood.

Don’t be surprised when you see them buzzing around your room at night. They can get through the smallest of cracks.

Common types of mosquitoes

A bloodthirsty mosquito sucking blood from a sleeping person inside the home.
There are many different types of mosquitoes- over 3000 globally.

Mosquitoes come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. They have different habitats and preferred targets to feed off of.

You may even confuse the larger mosquitoes with crane flies, which are completely different.

Some of the most common most quotes found in the US are:

  • House mosquito
  • Asian tiger mosquito
  • Southern house mosquito
  • Yellow fever mosquito
  • Inland flood mosquito

They’re grouped into three genera:

Anopheles

These mosquitoes are found all over the east and western coastal states.

They’re known for being vectors of malaria and will bite you inside your house. They’re active around dawn and dusk but not the afternoon. Anopheles are found around marshes, ponds, and swamps.

Culex

These are the “house mosquitoes” that you’ll find around your bedroom and bathroom, but they’re also found outdoors.

They generally feed on birds, but humans are also no exception. They’re known for transmitting Encephalitis, West Nile virus, and other nasty diseases.

They deposit eggs on polluted freshwater and artificial containers, such as the ones in your backyard. Culex mosquitoes are found all over the United States.

Aedes

Aedes are the mosquitoes that feed during the day and will specifically feed on humans.

They’re known for Zika, dengue, Yellow Fever, and even Chikungunya. Any water source can be used for them to deposit eggs, such as tires, flowerpots, and even pools.

They’re found on the east coast, southern states, pacific northwest, and midwest.

There are a few different types of mosquitoes that are popular here in the US. the most common ones you’ll come across.

Note that there are over 3000 mosquito species globally and only a small monitor is found in the US.

The Culex, Aedes, and Anopheles genera are the most common.

They all have different body structures, characteristics, and different diseases.

Regardless of which one you’re dealing with, you should try to get rid of it. ASAP.

How to get rid of mosquitoes inside the house naturally

A mosquito on the bed.
Mosquitoes can be controlled at night, even if they get inside your house with these natural home remedies.

Here are some methods you can use at home to get rid of mosquitoes in your house without chemicals.

You can apply these methods to your kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, or wherever else you spot them.

Most of them are completely safe, but you still need to use common sense when applying them.

Keep people and pets away as necessary.

Read all labels and use as directed for any compounds you utilize.

Mosquitoes in the house are the last thing you want to deal with before you catch some Zs.

So here are some techniques you can use to keep them out of your property naturally. Use a combination of different home remedies and see what works for you.

Seal up your windows and doors

This is the most obvious solution, but you should patch up all possible entryways into your home.

I mean, the mosquito has to come in from SOMEWHERE right?

This means you need to do a complete evaluation of your home- both on the inside and outside.

Check common areas where mosquitoes use to get inside, such as the following:

  • Window screens
  • Patio doors
  • Damaged weatherstripping
  • Garages
  • Attics
  • Basements
  • Damaged roofing or soffits
  • Exterior crevices
  • Foundational damages

You’ll need to check these out and either fix, repair, replace, or caulk them.

Whatever it takes, make sure that they can’t get in. It only takes one female mosquito to deposit eggs in some still water to breed dozens of tiny mosquitoes flying around your home.

That’s almost something from a horror movie.

Remove stagnant water

Still water attracts mosquitoes.
Don’t overwater your plants and empty all sources of still water.

The second biggest attractant of mosquitoes is standing water.

You know, water that doesn’t move. Females mosquitoes that have mated and sucked up some fresh blood will seek outstanding water to deposit her eggs.

The eggs that hatch into larvae which fall into the standing water. There, they’ll feed off microscopic detritus in the water and develop into adult mosquitoes.

After they grow up, they’ll leave the pool and start flying around to mate and breed. If the pool of water happens to be in your garage, basement, or back yard, you’re just asking for mosquitoes to get into your home.

That’s why you need to be extremely careful about ANY source of standing water around your property- no matter how little it is.

Remember that the female mosquitos can deposit her eggs in a candy wrapper filled with just a spoonful of water!

So you’ll want to check out areas around your home that could be harboring baby mosquitoes. Look for areas that collect moisture, or have high condensation.

Mosquitoes typically seek out places to lay eggs after it rains, so you should check all possible sites that are under rainwater. If you have a lot of clutter outside in your garden, there are dozens upon dozens of nesting sites.

Here are some common places to check for mosquito larvae:

  • Outdoor storage boxes
  • Outdoor furnishings
  • Recycling receptacles
  • Trash cans
  • Compost bins
  • Brick structures
  • Fire pits
  • Sandboxes
  • Pools
  • Old tires
  • Sheds
  • Outhouses
  • Borders or edges of lawns
  • Birdbaths
  • Fountains or other water features
  • Soil puddles
  • Backed up drainways
  • Gutters
  • Leaking plumbing
  • Water heaters
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Attics
  • Chimneys
  • Vases and plant containers
  • Plant saucers
  • Rain barrels
  • Leaf litter or plant litter
  • The various indentures and dips in outdoor storage, objects, or clutter

After it rains, go outside and check everything for water. Empty it out or add some oil, dish soap, or BTI if you can’t.

Or cover things that collect water with a tarp BEFORE it rains. Also be sure to check inside your home in areas with high humidity, such as the water heater, laundry room, HVAC unit, or other areas.

Mosquitoes don’t need to rely on rain for a source of water. They can also use condensation or water that has been collected from leaky drains or condensation as well.

They don’t care. Any stagnant water needs to be ELIMINATED.

Reduce clutter

In conjunction with the previous tips on getting rid of them naturally, getting rid of any freestanding junk around the home helps.

This reduces the number of possible places adult females can lay their eggs which gives rise to mosquitoes.

Getting rid of equipment, gear, lawn supplies, patio furniture, storage containers, or other old junk you no longer need can help.

Then after every rain, you don’t need to panic and scramble to empty all the water.

Keep your yard maintained

Clean yard to eradicate crane flies.
A clean yard proves to be less attractive to pests.

Keeping your entire garden nice and tidy keeps the bugs away.

You need to do regular cleaning and maintenance so you can reduce the potential pests that’ll be attracted to an unkempt yard.

Do regular maintenance and keep it clean to make it less attractive to mosquitoes.

Some things you should do to naturally deter mosquitoes:

  • Mow the lawn regularly
  • Don’t over-fertilize your plants
  • Don’t overwater
  • Keep gutters clear
  • Use well-draining soil
  • Ensure sprinkler systems work
  • Get rid of leaf litter
  • Prune plants regularly
  • Keep bird feeders and birdbaths clear

This may take you some time to clean up if you let your yard go to waste. But once you clean it up, it’s just a matter of keeping up the habit.

Dish soap trap

Here’s an easy mosquito trap that you can make at home with just water and dish soap.

Add some dish detergent to a container of water. You need about 2 tablespoons per quart of water (even dirty water is okay).

Pour the mixture into a fish tank, vase, or plant vessel. Place it outside or where mosquitoes are seen. They’re drawn to the soapy water and will land on it.

After they land, the water surface tension sticks to them and traps them underwater, so they drown.

This is a completely passive and natural way to get rid of mosquitoes in the home and you can use this trap for weeks without changing it. Easy and simple.

Plus, it doesn’t stink like the vinegar traps.

How do you make natural bug spray for your house?

Spray tea tree oil

Tea tree oil’s scent is powerful enough to repel mosquitoes with just a few drops in a quart of water.

Get the pure, organic version if possible.

You only need a little bit to make a lot of your own DIY mosquito repellent at home because this stuff is super concentrated.

You can spray it around key areas of your home to keep them away:

  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Door gaps
  • Windowsills
  • Fireplaces
  • Window/door screens
  • Exterior walls
  • Gutters
  • Pool perimeters
  • Fountains
  • Birdbaths

You can also apply it directly onto your skin when you go outside to do some yard work. Tea tree oil is a natural oil that’s safe to use as a mosquito repellent.

Some people even use it on mosquito bites to help calm the swelling. It’s an essential oil that does wonders against mosquitoes.

Use as directed and read all labels.

Use tulsi herbs

Tulsi is an herb that’s been reported to keep mosquitoes away.

You can plant a tulsi shrub near every entryway into your home- that means every window and door. This will prevent them from coming into your house and acts as a natural repellent while adding some green to your garden at the same time.

The herb is low maintenance and very easy to grow, but doesn’t grow all over the US. you’ll need to be in hardiness zones to grow the plant successfully.

So if you’re in one of those, then you’re good to go. You can also buy tulsi herbs online and crush them into a nylon sock.

Then hang these socks around your home’s entry points as a mosquito deterrent.

Use beer

You can use any cheap beer to build a beer station and lure mosquitoes to it.

They’re drawn to the beer and will gravitate towards any available source.

Once they buzz around it, they usually drown in it. You can just use a wide container and fill it up with some beer. Then leave it out in areas with high mosquito activity. The next time you check on it, you’ll see a bunch of dead mosquitoes flying in the beer.

Use this to lure them away from your bedroom and into a decoy room. Set it up and leave it alone. The beer remains useful for an extended period of time, so you can just let it be. Replace when necessary.

Plant mosquito repelling plants

Plants that repel beetles.
You can use plants to do the job.

Some specific plants naturally deter mosquitoes.

You can plant these around your home to help keep them away while keeping your home fresh! Some of the most popular plants are chives, catnip, onion, garlic, basil, and marigold.

Depending on where you’re located and your hardiness zone, you may be able to grow a few different types of them and place them strategically around the home.

Some can even be grown indoors!

Also, don’t forget about citronella. This is THE plant to repel mosquitoes.

Large scale companies harvest citronella and use it on those pests repelling candles or those pest repelling torches.

Citronella can be cooked and then used as a spray or even just crushed into a nylon sock and placed around the home. If you’re in hardiness zones 9-11, citronella is a no brainer to keep the mosquitoes out of your home naturally.

Don’t underestimate the power of this natural repellent. Mosquitos hate it. And you can disturb them greatly with this plant.

Does mint repel mosquitoes?

A mint plant deters and repels mosquitoes naturally from the house.
Mint can be a powerful repellent for mosquitoes. And it’s natural.

Mint can be a natural DIY repellent because of its strong aroma that mosquitoes hate.

You can plant mint around your home in containers as a mosquito repellent (and double up as a harvestable crop for cooking!).

Place the mint plants in containers around windows and doors. The scent alone may help deter mosquitoes from coming into your house.

Some people also crush mint or peppermint and put them in nylon bags around the home. You can make a mint station and place it in your room. Sure, it’ll stink.

But you’ll get used to it and it’ll keep mosquitoes away from your bedroom so you can sleep at night. Maybe you’ll finally get some good shut-eye for a night, right?

Basil

Basil is a plant that can be used to keep mosquitoes away. It’s super easy.

All you need is some basil plants around the home near entryways or some organic basil essential oil.

  • If you use plants, plant them in containers in each room of your home to set up a barrier against mosquitoes.
  • If you use it as an essential oil, then add a few drops of basil oil to water to dilute it.

Then spray it around the home on surfaces to keep mosquitoes off. Watch out for sensitive paints and finishes, as it can damage them.

Basil is a versatile herb that has many different uses. But did you know it has pest repelling properties also?

Use coffee grounds

Coffee grounds have a very strong scent that can be used to destroy larvae swimming around in still water.

The coffee grounds are denser than water, so it can be used in small containers where larvae may be present. The coffee sinks to the bottom and pushes the water upwards, which also forms the larvae to go along with it.

This then moves them above the water’s surface and exposes them to oxygen, which will kill them.

You can sprinkle this stuff generously around puddles and other stagnant water around your home to keep mosquitoes away.

Keep dogs away as they can’t tolerate the caffeine.

Coffee is a quick and easy thing to add to stagnant water to kill the larvae naturally. You can use new or used grounds- it doesn’t matter. They’re cheap and can be hand in bulk.

DIY mosquito traps

There are many different DIY mosquito traps out there.

Here are some to get you started that are relatively easy to make for cheap. You probably already have the supplies just lying around your home already. Plus, they work.

Bottle trap

This trap is easy to build at home and you only need some basic supplies.

The best part about this trap is that once you build it, you can just leave it there and it’ll attract mosquitoes and kill them passively without you needing to do anything.

What you’ll need:

  • 2-liter bottle
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • Tablespoon of yeast
  • Packing tape
  • Black construction paper

How to make it:

  • Take the bottle and cut it right around the neck of the top (where the bottle starts to concave). This should be right around the top ⅓ of the bottle.
  • Boil the water.
  • Pour the water into the bottle while still hot.
  • Pour the sugar and stir until the sugar dissolves and it appears even.
  • Let the mixture cool.
  • Add the tablespoon of yeast. The mixture will start bubbling rapidly.
  • Take the top part of the bottle and flip it upside down and push it into the bottle. It should look like a funnel.
  • Tape the bottles together.
  • Wrap the black construction paper around the bottle and tape it in place.

How to use it:

  • Place the trap around areas where mosquitoes are present.
  • You can use it indoors if needed.
  • Build multiple traps and place them around strategic locations.
  • The traps need to be replaced when they’re full of mosquitoes
  • Try adjusting the sugar and yeast concentration if the mosquitoes aren’t attracted.
  • Mosquitoes are very attracted to carbon dioxide, and the yeast mixture produces it. They’ll fly into a bottle funnel and get stuck in the water. They’ll drown after they enter the trap.
  • The mixture only lasts for about 1 week, so you’ll have to empty it and make a new batch every now and then. Clean out the bottle and disinfect it each time.
  • Wear proper PPE.

Make a mosquito fan trap

This trap requires a power source to work, but it works.

The trap works by the power of a fan’s air pressure difference to “suck” mosquitoes in and trap them.

All you need is a basic box fan (which can be had under $20 at big box stores).

Get some mosquito netting and some heavy-duty packing tape. If you’re handy, you can use a staple gun rather than tape.

Measure out some mosquito netting and cut it to size. Leave about 2” all the way around on all sides.

You should have a square piece that’s 22” x 22” assuming you have a 20” box fan. Tape the netting around the edges of the fan (on the exhaust side- the direction the wind blows out).

Secure the fan all along the edges.  You can also staple it if you want, but you’ll be making permanent damage to the fan if you care.

Next, put the whole contraption outside where mosquitoes are present.

You can also put it inside your house near doors/windows or where you see mosquitoes frequently. The fan sucks them in and pushes them against the net.

They can’t escape the air current and will dry out over time. You’ll have to clean it every now and then. Just be careful of the blades, motor, and electronics when you do.

Use a mild disinfectant and wear protection when cleaning the fan trap.

Banana trap

Mosquitoes like the scent of rotting bananas just like they do of beer.

You can use bananas as a bait to get them to this bottle trap, which will then drown them once they’re lured to it.

The only problem with this kind of trap in my opinion is that banana and vinegar do NOT smell good.

You don’t want to put this in your bedroom or bathroom- preferably somewhere outside so it doesn’t stink up your home.

Regardless, making it is easy and the ingredients are completely natural.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 banana peels
  • 2-liter bottle
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar (regular vinegar works also)

How to build the trap:

Building the trap is easy.

  • Mix the ingredients together in the bottle at once.
  • Cut the top half off and turn it upside down to make a funnel. Tape the two parts together. Place it where the mosquitoes are present. That’s it.
  • The mosquitos fly right into the bottle because they smell like bananas and vinegar.
  • They get in but can’t escape. This will also catch a bunch of other flying pests, so you should expect a whole mess of them the next day.
  • You can hang the trap outside on the porch around windows and doors. Replace the mixture as needed.
  • Since it’s suspended high in the air, you shouldn’t have to worry about kids or pets getting to it.
  • Use common sense and keep others away so they can’t knock it down or mess up the trap.

Will vinegar kill mosquitos?

Yes, vinegar can be used to kill mosquito larvae. If you have any standing water around your home, add a few cups of water to them to kill the larvae developing in the water.

This can be used safely around the yard as the vinegar will eliminate all the larvae and stop them from developing into adult mosquitoes.

While this is a way to get rid of them outdoors, you need to think about it like this:

Getting rid of mosquitoes outside your home will prevent mosquitoes from getting inside your home. You need to start from where the infestation begins.

Is vinegar a mosquito repellent?

Yes, it’s been reported by people online that they’ve successfully used vinegar as a mosquito deterrent.

The reason it works is because of the pungent, powerful odor from the acidity of the solution.

Some people even say that they drink apple cider vinegar and mosquitoes stay off due to the stench of it coming out of their pores!

Whether or not this is true, it doesn’t hurt to try spraying vinegar around while you clean your home. It can help keep the mosquitoes away.

Just be careful of surfaces that are damaged by acid.

Dish soap

Dish soap makes an amazing mosquito larvae killer.

Any dish detergent will do the job. Just add about 1 tablespoon per gallon of water. And that’s it. The dish soap will diffuse and float to the water’s surface since it has a lower density than water.

Then it’ll cover the entire top layer, which prevents the mosquito larvae from breathing. They’ll be killed within just a few hours using this approach.

Use it around anything that’s collecting water around your home- old tires, pools, containers, sandboxes, fish tanks, trash cans, recycle bins, storage boxes, crates, plastic bins, etc.

Cooking oil

Just like dish soap, you can also use cooking oil to do the job.

You just need about a tablespoon per gallon of freestanding water- probably even less.

Pour the oil into the water and the oil will diffuse and cover the top layer of water.

This will drown the larvae and prevent them from turning into mosquitoes and flying all over your home.

Camphor oil

Camphor oil can be a very effective repellent against mosquitoes.

This is a simple homemade mosquito repellent.

This oil is completely natural and pure. It’s an essential oil from camphor plants, which is a popular plant that has mosquito deterring capabilities.

You can buy the oil and light it in your home for about 30 minutes. Take all precautions before doing so and use common sense.

The oil burns just like cooking oil, so make sure nothing flammable is nearby and you have the proper means to extinguish a fire if needed.

The camphor oil will dissipate into the air and drive out any mosquitoes while leaving your house smelling fresh.

If you don’t want to burn the camphor oil, you can also just pour some directly into a small container and let it evaporate.

Essential oils will evaporate slowly over time and fill the air with the scent.

This should keep mosquitoes out of specific rooms in your home- perfect for your bedroom if you can’t sleep at night because you’re afraid of getting bitten by a mosquito.

What smells do mosquitoes hate?

Mosquitoes hate anything that smells overly powerful such as citrus, vinegar, lemon, lime, herbs, garlic, onion, basil, etc.

You can even use catnip or get yourself some trusty citronella to help keep mosquitoes away because they don’t like the scent.

The list above covers a ton of different techniques you can use the various scents the hate to your benefit.

Which is the best mosquito killer racket?

You may have seen those cheap (or not) rackets at the store.

You know those tennis shaped ones that are powered by a battery and you use to whack at flying bugs.

The thing to keep in mind is that no matter which one you get, the base principle is the same. They’re powered by batteries and have power running through the wires.

They zap anything that touches the wires, so you need to be careful when using one.

Read some reviews and get one with a good return policy.

Rackets need you to be awake and ready when you see a flying mosquito, so that’s the drawback.

But if you absolutely need one (even a rolled newspaper works the same), then there’s no harm in trying, right?

How do you get rid of a mosquito infestation?

You can get rid of an infestation by getting rid of the source- the eggs.

The eggs are deposited above water that’s not free-flowing.

Either remove the eggs or kill the larvae before they develop wings and fly out. You can control the larvae by adding oil, dish soap, or even just dumping out the water to kill them.

Adding some kind of disturbance to the water also prevents mosquito larvae from hatching.

It can be as simple as an aquarium bubbler or pond pump (powerhead). If you have water features like a water fountain, birdbath, or a fish tank, use something that disturbs the water surface to prevent any mosquitoes from developing. This is how you get rid of an infestation.

Or just don’t even have any freestanding water nearby.

That’s the easiest solution.

Get rid of all available water near your home and seal up your property so that they can’t get through.

It’s that easy, yet most people can’t handle it. It’s really not that difficult. It only becomes a challenge when you’re dealing with an infestation that’s ongoing or you have constant bouts of rain and dry weather.

These conditions require throughout the approach.

You’ll have to be constantly checking your property for free water and disposing of it or adding some kind of natural mosquito larvae killer.

Don’t skimp out on patching up and keeping your home secure.

Replace, fix, or caulk any available entryways to keep mosquitoes and other flying pests out.

Doing both of these should help you control even the most severe mosquito problems naturally without chemicals. Try it.

How can I make my room mosquito-free?

A hungry mosquito biting skin.
A mosquito-free bedroom can be yours.

You can use all the listed methods above in your bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, and home to make it mosquito-free.

There’s no faster way to get rid of mosquitoes other than to smash them with a rolled-up magazine.

But if you’re afraid at night and can’t go to sleep because of the thought of mosquitoes lurking around the room, use the passive approaches:

  • Plant mosquito repelling plants in your room (basil, tulsi, garlic, onion, citrus, citronella, etc.)
  • Repair any torn or damaged window/door screenings
  • Fix weatherstripping
  • Use essential oils such as neem, peppermint, lavender, clove, and lemon oil
  • Set up a box fan trap, dish soap trap, or vinegar trap
  • Use a mosquito net for your bed
  • Do a thorough check of your room before bed
  • Get rid of any freestanding water outside your home
  • Clean up your yard
  • Make your property less attractive to mosquitoes
  • Use a bug zapper racket and keep it handy by your bedside in your bedroom
  • Sleep with the door shut
  • Lower the temperature in your house (AC)
  • Be sure your window AC unit is bug proof

You can use these methods to keep mosquitoes out of your bedroom and home.

Further reading

Here are some additional references you may find useful:

Did you get rid of the mosquitoes in your house naturally?

Get rid of mosquitoes in house at night DIY home remedies
Be patient.

Well, there you have it.

You should have a good foundation of knowledge on how to control and manage mosquitoes in your home.

It’ll take a combination of different approaches- you may want to start with basic mosquito repellents like essential oils, camphor oil, and citronella to keep them out.

Place these near entryways in your house.

Then you can pair the deterrents with traps like beer traps and dish soap traps to kill them. It’s up to you to find a combination of DIY homemade remedies to use to control the problem.

If you have any advice, questions, or feedback about this guide, let me know by leaving a comment below.

Or if you found it helpful in the slightest, please drop a comment. Consider telling a friend or neighbor who may be suffering from these bloodsuckers.

Thanks for reading.

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