“Mozzies” is a common term in Australia but that sure doesn’t mean we like it! Here are a few tips you can try at home to avoid these annoying pests.
Close your windows after dark - Keep windows and doors closed or use curtains to block the light that can attract these insects.
Fit fly screens to windows - Insert fly screens to deter entry of these insects into your home.
Clear up - Make sure you remove any dead mosquitoes, as they are a tasty snack for other pests such as carpet beetles.
Cover water - Cover water containers and buckets with well fitted lids to avoid mosquito larvae in the water.
No standing water - Do not leave any exposed pools of water (in watering cans for example) as mosquitoes love this kind of environment for breeding.
Invest in natural predators - Goldfish eat mosquito larvae so they can do all the hard work for you if you have a garden pond.
Try natural repellents - Including neem oil, citronella, lemon eucalyptus oil, peppermint oil, garlic witch hazel, lavender and vanilla extract.
Learn more about the lifecycles and habits of these blood-suckers.