Indoor Mosquitos Bugging You?
Picture this: the year is 2021 and you’ve spent most of your time indoors, likely in the comfort of your own home and in front of a computer screen or TV. Your once sweet shelter has become both your heaven and hell due to the sheer amount of time spent in it.
If you’re lucky, it’s large enough for you and your co-habitants to have separate quarters, but chances are you’re craving some additional space, be it in the form of alone time or a giant backyard to lounge in.
Did this strike a chord with you? Hold on. It’s only going to get slightly worse.
You have home invaders of the insect type.
They’ve miraculously appeared out of nowhere and let themselves in (so rude) and brought their friends and family with them, too (even ruder!). Did someone list your home on a mosquito accommodations website? Like the annoying habitants they are, the mosquitoes gather around all parts of your home but seem to make it a point to get especially cozy in areas you frequent. Their favorite haunts include the dining table, your kitchen counters, and the lamp by your bedside if you’re particularly unlucky.
In other words, your home now has a mosquito infestation as if a global pandemic wasn’t enough.
How to get rid of Mosquitos in your home
Quick Fixes to Eliminate Mosquitos
So, how do you get rid of these pesky mosquitoes in your house? There are a few quick, DIY solutions that you can try to kick these buggers out. But before we jump into those, let’s start off with some quick fixes that are certainly worth trying.
- Fix Screens and Doors.
This one might be obvious to you, especially if you’ve been dealing with a mosquito infestation for a while. Go through your home, take a close look at each window and door, and search for any gaps that could potentially serve as an open-invitation. Even the slightest tear or space between a door to the outdoor world could mean trouble and is worth attempting to fix before breaking out the big guns.
- Check for breeding grounds.
Ugh, sounds awful right? Unfortunately, these buzzy creatures might be populating their own colony right between your eyes. Pay close attention to any collections of water (caused by AC units, dripping hoses and drains, and undetected leaks) as mosquitoes love moist environments. Fun fact: it’s where they lay their eggs. RUN!
- Get rid of house plants (or get mosquito-repelling plants).
Thankfully, we live in the 21st century and have a few different options when it comes to doing away with insects like mosquitoes, ranging from repellents you can DIY at home to electric mosquito traps.
At-Home DIY Mosquito Repellents Worth Trying
Each of the following solutions can be quickly and easily executed with items you likely already have around the house or can buy from the grocery store. They also don’t require extensive time to set up, so you can go back to Netflix-and-chilling on the couch in no time. They’re non-toxic and don’t involve killing these innocent (though annoying) creatures, either. If you’re hoping to avoid chemical use altogether, keep reading for a surprise.
- Lemon Slices and Cloves
This one is super easy and requires essentially no effort. Slice up the lemons, stick the cloves inside, and keep them on a plate or an open jar in the affected area(s) and watch the mosquitoes disappear. The oils in citruses repel them, so you can also try this with oranges, basil, lavender and other citrus.
- Beer and Alcohol
If you’re willing to sacrifice a can of beer to solve your pest problem, this might be the way to go. Mosquitoes hate the scent of beer and other types of alcohol; pour some beer into a glass, leave it in the affected area(s), and watch the suspects flee the scene. As much as you may want to crack open a cold one as a reward, you may want to reconsider as your sweat will react chemically with the alcohol and attract them to you.
- Cinnamon Oil
Last but not least, this homemade concoction mixing ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon and 4 oz of water is a fantastic natural mosquito repellent. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle and spray onto yourself, areas of your home, and even plants.
The Magic of UV Mosquito Traps
If you’re serious about getting rid of mosquitoes, or these solutions just aren’t working out for you, there is another option that has a proven track record of serving up mosquito massacres. Consider investing in a quality mosquito catcher like Katchy.
Katchy: The Ultimate Mosquito Trap
Katchy is the go-to indoor UV mosquito trap on the market.
Do UV Mosquito Traps work?
Interestingly, yes! With the Katchy mosquito trap, UV light enhances the effects of heat and carbon dioxide (mimicking a person’s breath) in a mosquito trap. Then, it lures mosquitoes in and traps them, sticking them to a glue board with no chance of escape.
Pretty genius, right? To get the most of your use, run these bad boys consistently and place them strategically in areas where mosquitoes typically swarm in your household. Give it about three days to lure in mosquitoes and be amazed, thrilled, and even cry some happy tears when you realize they’ve miraculously vanished. This trap will be your secret weapon to catch mosquitoes.
How do you use Katchy?
- Activate at night
- Place closest to the trash can, outdoor area, fruit bowl, or wherever you see the most bugs
- Give Katchy 3 days to work its magic
- Remove old glue board and properly dispose
- Take glue board and remove protective layer to expose sticky surface
- Place sticky side up
- Continue using Katchy as needed