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What are the eco-friendly ways for controlling mosquitoes ?

What are the eco-friendly ways for controlling mosquitoes ?

Mosquitoes are well recognized  for their pesky buzz and the infectious diseases they spread. In addition to being a nuisance, mosquitoes also have a particular impact on nature. Mosquitoes are not only pesky but can also be carriers of viruses which cause diseases. Mosquito control is important, but it is also important to choose measures that are eco-friendly and do not cause harm to nature. These measures to control mosquitoes are vital for several reasons. They are safe and non-poisonous, decreasing the risk of harm to humans, animals , and nature. They also help to stop the development of chemical-resistant mosquitoes. By practicing these eco-friendly measures, you can enjoy a mosquito-free zone while also balancing nature. Let’s discuss different eco-friendly ways for controlling mosquitoes.

Install Mosquito Screens

Mosquito screens are an effective and eco-friendly way to control mosquitoes. They can be installed over windows, doors to avoid mosquito bites. In addition to this, they also provide a physical barrier that prevents mosquitoes from entering your residences. 

Encourage Natural Predators

One of the best ways to control mosquitoes is to encourage the growth of  natural predators. Bats and dragonflies are well known to prey on mosquitoes. Planting shrubs and flowers that attract these creatures can help to decrease the count of mosquitoes in your area.

Remove Stagnant Water

Mosquitoes lay their eggs upon stagnant water, therefore removing this breeding source i.e stagnant water, is a smart move to reduce mosquitoes. Make sure that any water-holding containers, such as buckets, bird baths are regularly emptied.

Choose Natural Mosquito Repellents

Natural mosquito repellents namely citronella, lemon eucalyptus, and lavender oil can be applied to prevent mosquito bites. These oils can be applied to the skin or be burned in candles, they emit a scent that makes mosquitoes run mad.

Use Mosquito Traps

Mosquito traps utilize heat, light, and carbon dioxide to entice mosquitoes, and then finally they trap those insects in a container where they die. These traps are an eco-friendly choice than chemical insecticides and are a great measure to reduce the number of mosquitoes in your area.

Plant Mosquito-Repelling Plants

There are many plants that repel mosquitoes, such as marigolds, lavender, basil, and lemon balm. Planting these plants in your backyard or near windows and doors can help to keep mosquitoes outside.

Encouraging the growth of natural predators, removing stagnant waters, installing mosquito screens, applying natural repellents, using mosquito traps, and planting mosquito-repelling plants in your garden or backyard are all great eco-friendly  measures to control mosquitoes.

We at Meshler in Hyderabad provide mosquito screens which are eco-friendly that includes mesh screens, retractable screens, magnetic screens, detachable and non detachable screens. Our Mesh screens are the best option, as they provide protection while allowing maximum ventilation. Our retractable screens are a perfect choice for those who want to open and close their windows whenever they need. When choosing a mosquito screen, it is important to consider factors such as the size of your windows, the type of screen material you need as per specifications. Here we offer screens that fit all your windows and doors of their particular size.

Frequently Asked Question's

How can I get rid of mosquitoes naturally without harming the environment?

Citronella which is extracted from lemongrass is available in the form of citronella oil which is one of the effective mosquito repellents. It is available in the form of candles or it can also be used in diffusers to keep mosquitoes at bay. Lavender, eucalyptus, peppermint oil are other natural mosquito repellents. These can be used in the form of sprays,lotions,diffusers etc. Using mosquito screens also is a best option to keep mosquitoes at bay without harming the environment.

What are natural ways to control mosquitoes in public areas?

Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (BTI) and Bacillus sphaericus are the bacteria that are often used to kill mosquito larvae in standing waters located in public areas. These bacteria are sprinkled upon the water systems to control mosquitoes. Heat,Carbon dioxide and light are also used to trap the insects. As they are only harmful to insects but not humans, this makes them the best option to control mosquitoes in public areas.

Can we use eco-friendly mosquito control methods on a large scale?

Yes, environmentally friendly mosquito control methods can be used on a large scale because they have no negative effects on humans or the environment. They prevent the growth of mosquitoes naturally. Nowadays drones are also being used to disperse the biological mosquito control agents over large areas.