«If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito». Dalai Lama
I generally don’t have any problems with mosquitoes biting me because of the huge quantities of garlic and pepperoncino I eat. But they still come around zizzing totally disrupting my biorhythms.
Mosquitoes are bothersome and useless. Spiders, frogs and lizards may nourish themselves eating them but there are other edible insects as well. Plus mosquitoes not only bite and make you itch, they also can cause malaria.
Looking for a natural repellent, I read that the smell of an orange is repulsive to a mosquito and will keep it away. So you can rub orange peel on your skin and/or burn the peels. To burn the peels, you can make orange candles or use those plug in devices but, instead of the toxic strips, use orange peels cut into rectangles. I also have been spraying around the house a mixture of white vinegar and water that really seems to help.
Recently on Facebook, I’ve been seeing instructions on how to make a mosquito trap so I made one yesterday – will update as to whether or not it works. But this evening, the house seems to be relatively mosquito free!
p.s. Jo of CRANKY CERAMICS suggested using carnivorous plants to fight mosquitoes. Sounds like a great idea. Unfortunately, I don’t know much about these plants but will check the net for additional info.