Mosquitos are very annoying insects. People often use harmful mosquito repellents and because they seem to prevent the itchy bites from mosquitos. But, actually commercial repellents are full of toxic chemicals which cause dangerous side-effects if absorbed into the skin or ingested.
So, we recommend you to use homemade repellents because they are much better, safe, and effective way to protect you and your family from mosquitoes.
Mosquitos are attracted by certain odors. For example, people with high concentrations of cholesterol or steroids on their skin surface are more prone to mosquitoes, and people who produce certain acids in higher amounts.
These actually stimulate the sense of smell of the mosquitoes and lead them to a certain individual.
Many scientists agree that people who give off larger amounts of carbon dioxide, like pregnant women and obese people, attract mosquitoes the most.
People who play outside give off more carbon dioxide. The bites of mosquitos are not just annoying and itchy, but they also spread diseases to people, such as:
1. Yellow Fever – causes jaundice, vomiting, and chills
2. Malaria – leads to fever, vomiting, and chills
3. West Nile – manifested by joint pain, vomiting, fever, and rashes
4. Jamestown Canyon Virus – causes flu-like symptoms
5. Zika – related to birth defects
6. Dengue – causes hemorrhagic fever
7. Snowshoe Hare Virus – causes rashes, vomiting, dizziness
8. Chikungunya – leads to rashes, nausea, and joint pain
9. Rift Valley Fever – leads to eye damage, weakness, dizziness
10. La Crosse Encephalitis – causes nausea and fever
There are more than 175 known species of mosquito in the United States, and you need to learn how to prevent their bites.
Studies have shown that vitamin B1 can fight stress and boost the immune system.
Vitamin B1 can be found in foods such as sunflower seeds, eggplant, summer squash, green beans, spinach, onions, broccoli, cabbage, and kale.
If you have high amounts of vitamin B1 in the body, it will produce a yeasty smell to mosquitoes, and they will stay away from you.
We recommend you the following homemade bug spray which contains only two ingredients, fresh parsley, and organic apple cider vinegar.
This is how to prepare it:
- Add a handful of fresh parsley, and 4 oz of ACV. Now, mash the ingredients. Leave the mixture for 3-4 hours.
- Strain it and pour it into a spray bottle. You can also add a few drops of your favorite essential oil.
- Spray this mixture all over the body.
- Keep the homemade spray in the fridge.
Watch the following video and see the entire process of preparing the spray in several simple steps.