Practically every evening at the dacha ends with loud applause that doesn’t sound to the best narrator of jokes and not even a virtuoso to a guitar mate, but to mosquitoes who flock to the light and warmth in our summerhouse.
These little bloodsuckers interfere not only in the street, but also in the house when we try to sleep. They make thin and annoying sounds, flying over us, and then they sit down on any part of the body and feed on our blood while we sleep.
It seems to us that it is high time to stop this, and therefore DachaDecor.ru recommends reading the next few sections of the article, which will tell you about the fight against mosquitoes in the country.
What is a mosquito
The common mosquito, or as it is also called, the mosquito-pusher, is widespread everywhere, which means that it can also be found on any summer cottage. A small insect that feeds on plant sap and mostly human blood reaches a size of 3-7 mm and is a carrier of many dangerous diseases.
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It is worth noting that only females drink human blood, which is necessary for the development of eggs and the future population. Males are more humane to us and feed only on plant sap. That is why so many mosquitoes on the beds, and simply, in any greenery, where they feel very comfortable. You can learn about the means of their own protection and additional comfort in the country.
Favorable conditions for mosquitoes on the site
Comfortable conditions for the development and growth of a mosquito population can be very many, because each species prefers its temperature regime, humidity, nutrition. But it can be accurately stated that all such insects have general conditions of existence.
That is why there are so many of them near water, in thick greenery, in a warm and humid climate, but also near people, because it is our blood that is food for many of them.
It is difficult to say why there are more mosquitoes on one cottage and less on the other, but you can definitely say that in the evening, near the lamp in the gazebo, they will definitely be there. We will meet them in the garden, near the artificial dacha reservoir, in the cellar and even in the summer shower. Indeed, in any of these places the mosquito lives pretty well.
Fighting mosquitoes in the country: the best ways
It is rather difficult to fight these insects, because their number per one hundred square meters can reach hundreds or thousands. Killing one mosquito, you have no effect on their numbers, and even destroying a hundred with poisons or scarers, you are unlikely to get rid of them forever.
But this does not mean that you need to endure bites and obsessive squeaking every night ... at least you need to try hard, and free your house and resting places at the cottage from the mosquito presence!
The simplest bottle trap
If you want to significantly reduce the number of insects in the gazebo, near the barbecue or just at the evening table, we recommend you to make a simple trap from a plastic bottle. We made similar traps for wasps and other insects, therefore it will not be difficult.
Cut off the top of the plastic bottle and fill the bottom of the glass with warm water.
Next, throw 2-3 tablespoons of sugar into the water and stir well. After that you can add 1-2 g of yeast, which you do not need to mix. Now it remains to cover the trap with the cut neck of the bottle, only with the neck down, and set it near the place of rest. A sufficiently large percentage of mosquitoes, and other midges, will now go exactly there!
Such traps have been developed for a very long time, and are intended for various insect pests. A trap is a small roll of adhesive tape that stretches and hangs in the place where you want to minimize the presence of parasites. The mosquito goes on a special scent, sits on the tape and can no longer take off. Be prepared that on such a trap flies, small midge, and maybe even wasps will also gather.
Velcro is not necessarily sold in rolls, they can be in the form of small adhesive segments that are placed in any convenient place - on the gazebo support, near the lighting lamp, on the window glass.
The idea behind such a trap is that ultraviolet radiation attracts mosquitoes, and a certain element of the trap simply kills an insect that comes close to or falls into the desired area. But whether UV lamps in these devices are weak, or we choose not the most expensive and high-quality devices, but they act extremely inefficiently. In general, there are good devices on the market and not so much, but we do not undertake to advise them for obvious reasons!
The best means to get rid of mosquitoes
To get rid of insects completely possible only indoors, in which they have limited access. For example, this is the bedroom of a country house, where there are mosquito nets on the windows. But a couple of mosquitoes still started up, and buzzing insects do not allow to sleep soundly, and even traces of their presence are left on our body. It is here that help modern tools that are sold today in almost every store.
Tablets and mosquito liquid
When you buy tablets from a store, you also take a special electrical adapter that plugs into an ordinary outlet. The plate is installed in the adapter, and when it turns on, it warms up a little.
Due to this, from the very plate released chemicals that act on insects.
The whole sadness is that over the years, many manufacturers of such tablets and plates have appeared on the market, but not all of them meet the quality standards. Practically each of us could notice that individuals do not die from the aromas of the device with the plate, but become just slightly plague, fall to the floor, bed, furniture. If they are not collected on time and not crushed, mosquitoes miraculously come to life, come to their senses and avenge us.
For anti-mosquito liquid, we don’t see the need to open a new section, as in a small cone offered for special adapters, the same components affecting mosquitoes. The liquid is a little more efficient, but here too much depends on the manufacturers.
There is a great way to quickly kill all the bloodsuckers in the house or just indoors, but it has some danger. Due to the fact that fumigators are not always effective, some of us use them a little differently, having completely forgotten about adapters. The plate is clamped with pliers or scissors, ignited and extinguished in 5-7 seconds. At this point, the plate is caustic smoke, which kills mosquitoes, really kills. You just need to walk around the room and let this smoke stand in a shroud in the room. Once again we emphasize that the method is effective against insects, but it is quite possible that it is harmful to human health!
Anti-mosquito coils for the street
In addition to tablets and liquids, a rather interesting position was launched to the market - a spiral. It is sold in small boxes, where it can be immediately 6-10 pieces.
The spiral is mounted on a special metal base and ignited for 10-15 seconds. Further, it must be extinguished in order to spiral just smoldered. Depending on the brand, there are different recommendations for use. But we can say for sure that it cannot be used indoors and installed near oneself. A few meters of removal will be quite enough.
That is, such a tool is just for the street, and you can use it while relaxing in the gazebo, garden, or even if you went out into the countryside. You can learn about the best methods of getting rid of moles in the country.
It's time to go to the most modern methods and apply ultrasonic repellents. In theory, these are quite effective devices that repel mosquitoes at a short distance.
Today, you can find portable boxes that you can carry in your pocket and not be afraid of bites, as there are scarers within a radius of up to two meters. You can take and more powerful, who work from the outlet and save from mosquitoes already the whole room. But if we talk about how to scare away insects in the country, for example, at evening tea, then you need something more powerful, for example, electric street repellents that can work in a radius of even 50 m.
Folk remedies for mosquitoes (video)
It is far from necessary to use expensive electrical or chemical means, because there are always living plants that perfectly resist these insects.
And, since we are all already experienced gardeners, such plants just have to be on our site.
Among them there are no rare or very expensive, but only those that are stably grown in the country. Tomatoes, mint, cloves, wormwood and tansy - the main "green army", which fights against mosquitoes, but for a man!
Protection against blood-sucking can be complex, and sometimes even more advisable to protect not the space around you, but yourself. For this, there have long been means capable of scaring off mosquitoes and many other insects - repellents.
They are applied on the skin or even on clothes, the main thing is to get the fragrance of that component that works against insects (most often, the person himself does not feel this fragrance).
Repellents are sold in the form of sprays, creams, lotions, and the most famous among them are Gardeks, OFF, Argus and FLOP. Of course, you can find others on sale, but be sure to read the content and instructions for use.
You can use and natural repellents, which are also applied to the skin, but certainly will not cause any harm to humans. This room lemon, the smell of which repels mosquitoes, cedar oil or decoction of the rhizome of couch grass, which we all consider a serious weed in the garden.
In addition to the means and instruments indicated by us, you can find a lot of offers on sale. It can be gas lamps, and traps with poisons, and essential oils that protect a person without harming him, but you should choose only what you have heard positive feedback about!
Prevention of mosquito invasion in the country house
To drive away mosquitoes on the street when you are resting is one thing, but you need to take measures that will not allow them to mock you when you are sleeping. So first of all it is worth thinking about how not to let the bloodsucking into the house.
The best tool today are mosquito nets, which are installed on the windows and doors. It is they who are an obstacle for small insects that can not get into the rooms. Fresh air penetrates through the nets, but mosquitoes do not!
Before going to bed, try not to leave windows and doors open in the house, extinguish the lights that mosquitoes fly to in time, and also switch on the fumigator in advance, which, as long as there are no insects, will act as a repeller and not as a destroyer. The simplest complex measures will give you the opportunity to sleep at the cottage peacefully.
It is simply impossible to get rid of mosquitoes forever, but to reduce their number near themselves, unpleasant sounds and bites are real! Take advantage of our tips, as well as share your thoughts in the comments if you want to offer an interesting way to deal with bloodsuckers.