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Methods to Keep Your Bedroom Mosquito Free the Natural Way

written by: Vasanth•edited by: Sarah Malburg•updated: 1/13/2011

There are three areas of concern when trying to maintain a mosquito-free environment in your bedroom, the natural way. The structure of the house should be secure. The environment should be devoid of standing water. Finally, mosquito repellents should be placed in all invaded areas.

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    Mosquito Net Getting bit by a mosquito outdoors can be expected, but having to deal with blood-sucking mosquitoes indoors can be downright annoying. Keeping a mosquito-free bedroom can be a challenge, especially during the spring and summer months. Doors and windows provide an attractive entrance into the home for mosquitoes. Therefore, it is important to know how to keep your bedroom mosquito-free the natural way? The process starts with securing the structure of the house. Next, things which attract mosquitoes need to be removed from the bedroom. Finally, mosquito nets and mosquito traps will need to be set up.

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    Prevent Mosquitoes From Entering the House

    The first step in the process of maintaining a mosquito-free bedroom is to secure the structure of the house. This includes the windows, doors, vents, and walls. Windows and doors that are closed will prevent mosquitoes from entering the house. During warm weather, make sure that windows that are open feature a mesh screen that is secure. The same is true for door screens. Vents should also be covered with a fine mesh to prevent mosquitoes from entering the house. Holes in the mesh provide an entry point for mosquitoes. Replace screens or cover the damaged area with duct tape. Any holes or cracks in the wall should be filled with caulk.

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    Address Environmental Conditions Favorable for Mosquitoes

    Next, remove things in and around the house that can attract mosquitoes, such as standing water. Plant watering trays collect water that drains through the pot, and it can remain stagnant for days. It's a good idea to empty the tray frequently. Mosquitoes are also attracted to open trash cans. Covering the trash cans with a lid and taking the trash out more frequently will help prevent mosquito infestation.

    Another important factor to consider is the humidity level. Mosquitoes are attracted to high humidity. Reducing the humidity in the house can reduce the prevalence of mosquitoes as well. One way to lower the humidity is by using a dehumidifier or air conditioning unit.

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    Use Natural Mosquito Repellents

    After the house is secure and favorable conditions are eliminated, place natural mosquito repellents around the bedroom. Citronella candles are great at repelling mosquitoes. Place them near the doors and windows. Another natural mosquito repellent is lemon eucalyptus oil. It can be applied to towels and hung near the windows. The oil can also be used as a lotion for the skin.

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    Set Up Mosquito Nets and Mosquito Traps

    One last defense against mosquito infestation is the use of mosquito nets. Cover window screens with mosquito nets to prevent mosquitoes from entering. Another way to prevent mosquitoes from entering the house is to place mosquito traps outside. Mosquito traps emit light and dispense a scent to attract mosquitoes into the trap and away from the house.

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    Mosquitoes don't have to storm your home and interrupt daily life. By following these steps, you should be on your way to a mosquito-free bedroom. Remember, secure the structure of the house to prevent mosquitoes from entering. Remove standing water and cover trash cans. Place citronella candles and set up mosquito traps. Now that you know how to keep your bedroom mosquito-free the natural way, you can enjoy your warm spring and summer days, peacefully.

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