Getting rid of mosquitoes

Making a Homemade Insecticide for Mosquitoes

Mary Smith
By Mary Smith. Updated: March 23, 2022
Making a Homemade Insecticide for Mosquitoes

Along with the heat of summer, herds Mosquitoes also appear ready to bite you throughout your body. We all know the commercial mosquito repellents being sold in supermarkets, but in this OneHowTo article, we will show you how to make homemade insecticides for mosquitoes which are more economical and ecological.

You may also be interested in: How to Make Natural Insecticides

Steps to follow:


Eucalyptus oil is a great mosquito repellent, especially if the oil is lemony. You can put a small amount in a glass and put it down near where you are. You can also mix about 15 drops of this oil into your regular shampoo or cream and use normally to ward off mosquitoes.

Making a Homemade Insecticide for Mosquitoes - Step 1

Both lemon and vinegar are repellents to mosquitoes. You can spread your body with an infusion of lemon, or put a glass of vinegar in the window of your room to create a homemade insecticide for mosquitos.

Neem oil is also en excellent mosquitoes repellent, which we discuss in a separate article.

Making a Homemade Insecticide for Mosquitoes - Step 2

Lemon and clove spice are a very effective mosquito repellant. It is enough to cut a lemon in half and put a clove in each half leaving the head in the air. This way you get two insecticides for mosquitoes that can be placed in different rooms of the house.

Making a Homemade Insecticide for Mosquitoes - Step 3

Short basil leaf is one of the most hated plants by mosquitoes, so it's also a great repellent. Placing a basil plant in the room or in the house in which mosquitoes bother you and you will see them disappear. Of course, remember to water the plant regularly, because when watering basil it gives off more odour.

Making a Homemade Insecticide for Mosquitoes - Step 4

With a plastic bottle, 200 g. sugar, a pinch of yeast and warm water you can create an effective mosquito trap. Cut the bottle in half and mix water with sugar. When the water cools sprinkle yeast over, unmixed, and place the neck of the bottle upside down, like a funnel. Cover the bottom of the bottle with a black cloth and see how mosquitoes trapped inside.

Also, check out our articles on how to relieve an itchy mosquito bite and how to get rid of mosquitoes with citronella.

Making a Homemade Insecticide for Mosquitoes - Step 5
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