How to Protect your Family from Mosquitoes

How to Protect your Family from Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are small, annoying insects that can drive you crazy in a matter of minutes. While most people find these blood-sucking pests annoying and avoid them at all costs, mosquitoes also pose a serious threat due to the diseases they carry — like the dreaded Zika virus and malaria. In fact, more than 20 million people get infected with malaria every year, and about 400,000 of those die from it. 

Mosquitoes love to feast on the blood of humans. They prefer to lurk in areas with a high potential for human victims, such as small ponds, marshes, and wooded areas. However, you probably won’t find those locations listed on any real estate listing or home inspection checklist.

While there is little that can be done to prevent them from visiting your general location, there are plenty of things you can do to keep them away from your home specifically. Here you will find some simple tips and tricks on how to protect your family from mosquitoes this summer!

Use mosquito repellentmosquito repellent

You can use natural mosquito repellents that don’t contain DEET. Some of the most popular natural repellents include basil, citronella, lemongrass, and clove. It’s important to remember that not all plants that smell good are repellents. 

Some of the plants that are well-known mosquito repellents include geranium, eucalyptus, lavender, lemon balm, and rosemary. Those with a higher concentration of citronella, such as citronella candles, can also be effective at keeping mosquitoes away. If you decide to use candles to repel mosquitoes, be sure to keep them in a container that keeps bugs out.

Install screens on windowsInstall screens on windows

Another simple trick to keep mosquitoes out is to install screens on your windows. These will not only protect you from mosquitoes but from any other vermin that may try to enter your home. Make sure the mesh is fine enough to keep out mosquitoes.

Wear long sleeves and pantsWear long sleeves and pants

One of the easiest ways to keep mosquitoes away is to cover up your body as much as possible. Covering up your arms and legs with long-sleeved shirts and pants will not only keep you warm but will also protect you from mosquito bites.

Light up your backyard with yellow lightLight up your backyard with yellow light

Mosquitoes are drawn toward a bright light since it tricks them into thinking that it’s daytime. This is why it’s recommended that you light up your backyard with yellow light instead of white light. This way, mosquitoes will be drawn toward the light and away from your backyard. And if you have a swimming pool, make sure you light it up with yellow light as well.


To wrap up, mosquito bites are a serious health hazard that can affect everyone. To protect yourself from these pests, make sure you follow the tips provided in this article, such as installing screens on your windows and wearing long sleeves and pants. Also, be sure to light up your backyard with yellow light to repel mosquitoes. With these tips, you can rest assured that you and your family will be protected from mosquitoes.

If ORIGIN were in charge, what would it do?

The ORIGIN 3+1 Programme is a mosquito control technique that ensures mosquitoes are effectively eliminated. Combined with an intelligent monitoring system, it offers 3 mosquito control services.

  • Dual Misting – Placing a fine mist of a pesticide solution in areas where mosquitoes might breed
  • Source Reduction – Our qualified pest control service professionals will do a complete evaluation of your property to provide the finest advice for eliminating mosquito breeding grounds.
  • Monitoring – Monitoring software that helps us document larval count.
  • Trapping– Utilizing traps containing larvicide solutions and fungi to slowly eliminate adult mosquitoes and their larvae.


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