Do you have mosquitos in your house? what do you do to prevent?

@sumiirajj (1983)
India
September 27, 2008 3:11am CST
Hi friends,In our place where we live mosquitos are growing day by day.We have plants and trees surrounding our house but we have nice breeze too.We are not able to control mosquitos.When it comes ringing in our ears I get irritated.We get allergy when mosquitos bite and its not good for our health too.It leads to chikungunya and all such disease.Even the surroundings are clean mosquitos grow very fast these days.share your opinions please.
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@mhae15 (744)
• Philippines
27 Sep 08
Yes,plenty mosquitoes in every house.. We spray some insecticide.. Sometimes we open some mosquito coil to prevent mosquito in our house.. Have a nice day friend..
@sumiirajj (1983)
• India
27 Sep 08
Hi friend, No other go to prevent mosquitoes other than coil and spray.We need to get along somehow.thanks for sharing.happy mylotting.
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
27 Sep 08
We do have mosquitoes in our area also. They keep cropping up everytime the temperature heats up. I usually make sure our windows etc. are closed near the sun set time, because it is at this time that these mosquitoes make it to the home. Also the mosquitoes shock bats are very handy and have used them to get rid of quite a few mosquitoes. Cheers! Ram
@sumiirajj (1983)
• India
27 Sep 08
Hi ram,Each and everyone face mosquitoes problem everywhere.But whatever way we use its becoming difficult to get rid of mosquitoes these days.thanks for sharing.happy mylotting.
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@jfxrsch (1041)
• China
27 Sep 08
I open the windows in the very early morning before I go out for breakfast. When I come back from breakfast, I close the window. That helps a little bit. But most helpful job is-- you require the management of your residential area to act on it, make a big cleaning job on the whole area.
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@sumiirajj (1983)
• India
27 Sep 08
Hi friend,My area is very clean and even my house and surroundings but we are not able to find a way to get rid of mosquitos.happy mylotting.thanks for sharing.
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@jazel_juan (15753)
• Philippines
27 Sep 08
oh yes there are plenty of mosquitoes at home! but we have to clean our house regularly just so it will b gone..we also use insect repellents.. we make sure the water on the vases are always clean and we make it a point it wont be stagnant..:D
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@sumiirajj (1983)
• India
27 Sep 08
Hi friend,Now a days howmuchever we clean or whatever repellants we use there is no use.Mosquitos are not afraid of repellants these days.thanks for sharing.happy mylotting.
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@shoeb000 (321)
• India
27 Sep 08
OMG, this F***ing mosquitoes... just next to my building... due to some fight between neighbours.. a sewer lane has been chocked up... and all the water and garbage in that sewer lane, is getting collected left to my building... thats the recent SWEET HOME for lot of mosquitoes there, and these mosquitoes are not so innocent, they are potential of spreading malaria... my dad has suffered from Malaria 2 times due to these mosquitoes within this month... still they are bitting on my legs and i am helpless, untill sitting on Pc and browsing. Well Antimosquito Liquid bottles [Good knight] has been used in my house, at my college place i prefer, anti mosquito coil..[mortein] that gives better results.
@shoeb000 (321)
• India
27 Sep 08
Forgot to add this... Just an info to add in your general knowledge, FRANCE is the only country in the world, where there is no MOSQUITO.. mosquito free environment.
@sumiirajj (1983)
• India
28 Sep 08
Hi friend,I hate the times only when these mosquitoes bite and hurt my legs when I sit and do mylotting.I get very much irritated scratching my legs all the time.Thanks for sharing a great information that france is the only mosquito free country.Happy mylotting.
@Lindalinda (4112)
• Canada
28 Sep 08
Mosquitos cause terrible diseases such as dengue fever and malaria among others. Maybe I am ignorant but I must ask why people do not buy inexpensive bednets to protect themselves. I live in Canada and yes in the summer we have plenty of mosquitos that can cause a disease called West Nile Virus and yet every house has window screens and most have double doors. A scrren door followed by a regular door. So it is very rare we have a little beast humming in our ears and we try to hunt it down. I have travelled to other countries and to my astonishment there were no screens on the windows and those little beasts drove me crazy and I became very scared to pick up an insect borne illness. I also read a report I believe put out by the United Nations that stated that bednets would save the lives of millions of children under 5 each year. So sad they succumb to malaria.
@sumiirajj (1983)
• India
28 Sep 08
Hi friend,Each and everyone in the world are affected by mosquitos everyday,but we dont know the way to get rid and we all follow their own ways to prevent.As you said these little beasts cause various dreadful diseases,still there is no way found to destroy these little beasts.thanks for sharing.happy mylotting
@efc872 (1078)
• Jamaica
28 Sep 08
Apply listerine mouthwash to exposed areas of skin. The original formula is best.
@sumiirajj (1983)
• India
28 Sep 08
Hi friend,nice tip.thanks for sharing.happy mylotting.
@lexus54 (3576)
• Singapore
28 Sep 08
I must say I've been very fortunate. Ever since I moved into this high-rise apartment 22 years ago, I've hardly encountered any mosquitoes. In fact, in all these years, I can count on my fingers the number of times I've come across mosquitoes within my apartment. One reason for this is that in my condominium estate, fogging is done often so that kills much of the pests lurking around. When I was younger, I used to live in a house, and I remember mosquitoes frequently flying into my home, especially early in the morning. I'm now glad to be living in a place where I don't have to deal with these peaky mosquitoes.
@sumiirajj (1983)
• India
28 Sep 08
Hi friend,Then you are lucky in life to have a mosquito free environment.thanks for sharing.happy mylotting.
@mayrah (1133)
• United States
28 Sep 08
Yes that's true mosquito's bite is very hazardous to us, dengue-fever is associated to mosquito's day bite while malaria is associated to night bite mosquito. In our place we have mosquito net while sleeping, mosquito insecticide spray during daytime
@sumiirajj (1983)
• India
28 Sep 08
Hi friend,Its true that mosquitos cause many diseases,and everyone of us face this problem everyday.thanks for sharing.happy mylotting.
• China
28 Sep 08
yes, there are mosquitos here. but there is a good news that they are becoming less because of the cold weather coming. we usually use anti-mosquitos gas to prevent them. after using it, they become inactive and we can have a good night.
@sumiirajj (1983)
• India
28 Sep 08
Hi friend,anti-mosquitos gas is a new good news for me.thanks for sharing.happy mylotting.
@joccylau (85)
• China
28 Sep 08
Luckly,my house have just one or two,may be three mosquitos.mosquits are afraid of some kind of trees.
@sumiirajj (1983)
• India
28 Sep 08
Hi friend,Then you are very lucky to have mosquito free environment.thanks for sharing.happy mylotting.
• Canada
27 Sep 08
Mosquitos are very much common in India, we use Jet liquid and it is real effective. First try that mosquitos should not enter your house, always close doors and windows, clean the places where you keep water. The most efficient method of controlling mosquitoes is by reducing the availability of water suitable for larval and pupal growth. Large lakes, ponds, and streams that have waves, contain mosquito-eating fish, and lack aquatic vegetation around their edges do not contain mosquitoes; mosquitoes thrive in smaller bodies of water in protected places. Examine your home and neighborhood and take the following precautions: Dispose of unwanted tin cans and tires. Clean clogged roof gutters and drain flat roofs. Flush sump-pump pits weekly. Stock ornamental pools with fish. Change water in birdbaths, fountains, and troughs twice a week. Clean and chlorinate swimming pools; when not regularly used, they should be emptied. Turn over unused wading pools and other containers that tend to collect rainwater. Cover containers tightly with window screen or plastic when storing rainwater for garden use during drought periods. Chikungunya is very much painful, save yourself from mosquitos.
@sumiirajj (1983)
• India
28 Sep 08
Hi friend,Very useful information about the prevention of mosquitos.thanks for sharing.happy mylotting.
@sandra966 (269)
• Spain
27 Sep 08
Yes, we get mosquitos all year round. We have nets on the windows, and I have a fine curtain on my children's bedroom door. We have recently heard of a product which is a moisturising spray, but apparently the mosquitos don't like it and never bite you if you have it on. It is available here in Spain, and in the UK, and it is produced by a company called Avon. - they do lots of cosmetics. Although mosquito bites are painful, here we don't get any dangerous diseases, but it is still better to avoid them. What a shame we can't find a way to be rid of them forever.
@sumiirajj (1983)
• India
28 Sep 08
Hi friend,I agree with you that as science and technologies are improving fast day by day but we are unable to find a way for this mosquitoes.thanks for sharing.happy mylotting.
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
27 Sep 08
in germany no mosquito but in Phipilippines we have lots.all we have to do to spray it and put window net or window screen.
@sumiirajj (1983)
• India
28 Sep 08
Hi friend,I get wheezing when we use sprays,but nets can be used to get rid of mosquitoes to some extent.thanks for sharing.happy mylotting.
• Belgium
27 Sep 08
Rub your body with a mosquito killing gel put a net over your bed and your generaly safe. Hope this helped!
@sumiirajj (1983)
• India
28 Sep 08
Hi friend,Am allergic to those gel but I can use nets.thanks for sharing.happy mylotting.
@rup011 (726)
• Germany
27 Sep 08
I can share some tips. See if it helps. Keep your windows open in the day but in the evening close all the windows and door. Put a net on the windows and doors too. So you can keep them open to get the breeze but the insects or mosquitoes wont come in. It does not matter if your house is clean or not. There must be a pond or a stagnant water source in your locality. you have to complain the municipality authorities to treat that water. The mosquitoes come from there. There is a new electric bat available. Keep it with you. If it touches a mosquito, it gets burned. Put a mosquito net while sleeping. I know its the most boring thing to do. But atleast you and your family will get a good sleep at night. The repellents are not good for health. So try these tips. Good luck with you mosquito management.
@sumiirajj (1983)
• India
28 Sep 08
Hi friend,I follow some of your tips too but even then difficult to get rid of mosquitoes.But very useful tips,thanks for sharing.happy mylotting.
• Lubbock, Texas
27 Sep 08
Since you're from India I don't know if you can get either one of these products or not. A citronella plant or mosquito plant placed outside will keep mosquitos at bay for about 30 feet around it. Place it near a door so they don't come in the house when you open the door. Listerine type mouthwash, the mediciney tasting one. Put in a spray bottle and spray on the outside of your doors and windows. This can also be sprayed inside. Some people say it actually kills the mosquitoes if you spray it on them, but mostly it's used to repel them.
@sumiirajj (1983)
• India
27 Sep 08
Hi friend,I haven't heard about the mosquito plant here in our place.But I can try to spray mouth wash arround the doors and windows.Thanks a lot for the information friend.happy mylotting.
@pkc3000 (1267)
• India
27 Sep 08
Hello sumiirajj I think it is common phenomenon in every places. I do not know from where you are. I am from India . In our locality we are facing same problem. In our surroundings lots of garbage is piled up and civic authority is not paying any heed to clear the garbage. As a result of which mosquitos are growing . Accumulation of water/rain water also the breeding place of mosquitos . If you are health conscious than you will have to do little bit extra care to clean your surroundings by yourself like spraying of DDT, bleaching powder , burnt oil etc. In your house use mosquito net while sleeping, use netlon , also ensure that there is no accumulation of water. We will have to develop our own civic sense failing which we will be put into trouble. pkc3000
@sumiirajj (1983)
• India
27 Sep 08
Hi friend,Am also from India,howmuch ever clean the surroundings are these little creatures are only growing day by day.We are unable to control everyday and we use 'ALLOUT' INSIDE THE HOUSE.thanks for sharing.happy mylotting.
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