You can sit comfortably on the couch, reading or watching TV, and the moment you go to bed and turn off the lights, you suddenly hear it: that buzzing sound that gradually gets closer to your ear and you start slapping yourself to kill that creepy mosquito.
That is the moment when the “fun” begins! You can call it a sleepless night or you can use some effective traps and methods to get rid of that damn mosquito.
Most of us will grab that mosquito repellent spray to intoxicate the biting fellow, but in case you don’t have one, try one of the below safety measures against mosquitoes.
The Flashlight Hunting Method
- Grab a flashlight and turn off all the lights if they’re not already off.
- Turn on a single, small light source—a lamp, phone, tablet. Keep your flashlight off for now.
- Roam the room slowly and listen for the buzzing. After a few minutes, the mosquito will likely make its way toward the light source and land on the wall nearby.
- Turn on your flashlight and hold it flat against the wall, then move the beam along the wall.
- Eventually, the light will hit the mosquito and create a large shadow so you can find it and smash it.
Camphor Oil or Vicks Vaporub
Camphor has been found to have long-lasting effects as a repellent. All you have to do is light camphor in a room with all the doors and windows closed and leave it like this for 15 to 20 minutes. Your room will be mosquito free in absolutely no time, but it will have a scent that might be foul for you too.
To make yourself a homemade mosquito trap, you need to cut a plastic bottle in half. Then, add brown sugar in hot water and mix it well. Once the mixture cools, pour it into the bottom half of the bottle and add yeast. Next, put the funnel half of the bottle on the bottom half in an upside down direction (with the bottle cap off). Wrap black tape around the bottle and place it in the mosquito vulnerable area. The solution needs to be changed periodically.