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5 Home remedies to keep mosquitoes away this monsoon


Good news – The rain showers in the past few weeks have brought down the temperature in Delhi and NCR.  But the bad news is that the rain showers have invited the mosquitoes which in turn will invite diseases like malaria and dengue.

Rain results in water stagnation. The stagnant water provides a breeding ground for malarial mosquitoes. Any still pool of water can produce mosquitoes in 4 days.

If you have been using chemical mosquito repellants and coils, now try some 100% natural home remedies to keep mosquitoes away and make your home free from these whining invaders.

Ayurveda provides several remedies to keep these mosquitoes away:

1. Camphor known as “kapura” in Hindi act as a very effective mosquito repellant. Light a small piece of camphor in your room and shut the door and windows. Leave the room closed for 15 min. Your room will become a mosquito free zone.

2. Neem oil is also a great mosquito repellant. To make and effective skin friendly insecticide, mix neem oil and coconut oil in 1:1 proportion and apply it on the body. This will protect you from mosquito bites for at least 8-10 hours. This is very helpful especially if you are sleeping in your balcony or any other open area or camping in woods.

3. Tulsi is extremely effective in killing the mosquito larvae and keeping them away. Tulsi plant has medicinal properties which does not allow mosquitoes to enter your home. So plant a Tulsi in your home and keep it on your windows.

  4. Lavender is a natural mosquito repellant. The divine and strong fragrance of lavender keeps the mosquitoes at bay. Burn lavender oil in your fancy aromatic lamps or use lavender room freshener to keep mosquitos away from your home.

5. Keep shrubs like neem, Tulsi, lemon grass, marigold, mint etc. inside your home. These plants act as a very strong natural mosquito repellants and also add beauty to your home.

But most importantly keep your home and surrounding clean and garbage free. Remove the stagnant water from your surroundings.

Above were some simple tips for you to make your home Mosquito Free Zone. But, if you are looking for expert’s help, visit Mr. Right. For more tips, tricks and ideas for home improvement visit

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