Mosquitoes have adapted to all types of climate. They’re attracted to light and heat in the evening. There are more than 3,000 species of mosquitoes which attacks not only people but all mammals too, also frogs, birds and even other insects, with which they become dangerous carriers of infections.
What attracts mosquitoes?
– Humidity: Even small amounts of water (such as sweat on the body) will attract mosquitoes. Stagnant water is where mosquitoes breed.
– Floral and fruity aromas.
– Lactic acid: After exercise or consumption of certain foods (eg, salty foods), our body releases lactic acid, which is a magnet for mosquitoes.
– Carbon dioxide: Our body releases it when our body is hot or after exercise. The burning candles or fire are another source of carbon dioxide.
– Colder body temperature (such as cold hands and feet) is more attractive to mosquitoes.
Today there are a number of anti-mosquito products in the market, and these products that allegedly prevent bites of these insects can be found at every turn, but most of them contain the chemical ingredients that are harmful.
But what about natural resources? Can they help or are not sufficiently effective? Answer is that they are effective, but they need to be applied more often but important is, that they are natural and have no chemicals. They are not harmful and are suitable for children, even babies.
In this article we suggest you one simply natural repellent against mosquitoes.
You will need apple cider vinegar, about 10 tablespoons of dried herbs of your choice (sage, rosemary, lavender, thyme, mint). Best results are when mix different herbs.
Put plants in a jar with an airtight lid, pour the vinegar, and let it stand at room temperature for about 15 days. It is important that the mixture is shaken daily.
After the required period, pour the mixture and aromatic vinegar mix with water in 1:1 ratio, pour into a spray bottle and your natural repellent is ready for use.