8 ways to get rid of mosquitoes
Don’t Stop Your Child’s Play, Solve The Problem: 7 Ways To Get Rid Of Mosquitoes
Are you worried that your child will be bitten by mosquitos if they step out to play? I don’t blame you as mosquitoes are the reason behind many serious ailments such as Malaria, Yellow Fever, Dengue and Chikungunya.
You may be aware of the death rate due to Dengue. There 18700 cases of Dengue and as many as 10,952 Chikungunya cases reported in India this year and a disease like that can be bone breaking. Quite scary, isn’t it? Mosquitoes become adults in less than a week due to the current warm weather. Did you know that one mosquito female produces 500 eggs a day?
The size of a mosquito makes you underestimate it but it has the capability of ruining the whole atmosphere. So moms, let’s take a few steps to ensure effective riddance from mosquitoes:
Eat Body Immunity-Boosting Foods
Include Ginger, Garlic and Pepper in your meals. These ingredients help improve your immunity against water and airborne diseases.
Mosquito repellent For Outdoor Play
Before heading out, apply just 4 dots of Good knight Fabric Roll-On, on your child’s clothes and you will no longer have to worry about the harm that mosquitoes might cause him.
With just 4 dots of the Good knight Fabric Roll-On, your child can get 8 hours of complete outdoor mosquito protection. It’s 100% natural & non-staining, hence you can include this product in your child’s every daycare routine. It is a really good personal repellent as it is applied on the child’s clothing and not his/her skin. Besides, your child will also get the freedom to play out till whenever he wants!
A Natural repellent for Indoor play:
One of the great indoor mosquito repellents is Neem Oil. It is an anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-protozoal and anti-fungal agent. The smell of the oil keeps the mosquitoes away like it kills lice in your hair. However, it is best to use an effective indoor mosquito repellent like Good knight Activ+ which comes with 2x power dual mode (Normal and Activ mode) to deal with the varying amount of mosquitoes indoors.
Sprinkle Coffee Grounds/Powder Around The Play Area:
Sprinkle some coffee grounds wherever there is stagnant water near your house. They act as pollution hazard when released into the environment and are also an anti-oxidant. So they can disable mosquito larvae from developing or surviving – when the mosquito eggs come up to the surface of the water, they get deprived of oxygen and die even before hatching.
Many of us are attracted to the fragrance of the lavender flower. However, the scent of this flower keeps mosquitoes away – it is quite strong making it repellent to mosquitoes. With the fragrance of lavender around you, mosquitoes will be unable to come near you, let alone bite. If you stay in your own house then plant lavender flowers; if you stay in a society then share this information with the management and request them to plant the same. Also, lavender oil can be mixed with skin cream and applied on your skin.
6. Wear Full Clothing
Wear full sleeved clothes before heading out. Also, keep in check that your kids cover themselves well whenever heading out.
7. Get Mosquito Spray Done In The Open Areas
For a larger open area, mosquito fogging works best. Mostly all residential complexes carry out regular fogging in and around the residential area. If it is not happening in your society, please ensure that your society’s committee adopts a system for regular fogging in their next agenda.
Be aware of the fogging schedule so that you and your family can go inside whenever that happens. The fog usually settles within 15 minutes after which it is safe to step out into the area.
Make sure to get involved in your building’s society to keep the surrounding areas of their grounds clean and remove any objects which may contain water, as these can become breeding grounds for the mosquitos. Just a little awareness from parents and action can solve mosquito issues in your kids’ play zone. It’s not fair to keep them indoors just because of the scare of mosquito bites. After all, it is very important that they indulge in free play to develop many skills at this age.