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Preventing Mosquito the local and effective way

cheap and effective means of preventing mosquito

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This is perhaps simplest way to get rid of mosquitoes.
Item required:
1. camphor. 50 grams, (as shown in photo)
It should last for a month or more.

2. Take any small bowl, put one camphor tablet in it, and fill it with water, normal water will do.
3. Put any corner of your room, you can see immediate effect .if there were any mosquitoes they will go away.

4. To make more effective, crush camphor slightly, if room is big, use two bowls with same process.

5. You can change water after 2 days. Use old water it to wipe floor.

If you don't get in small sizes, try breaking it in capsule size to avoid wastage.

Some more remedies:

1. Put out a dish of soapy water:
If you're having an outdoor meal, you can keep mosquitoes away by placing a
dish of water with some dish soap in a discreet place nearby. The mosquitoes
will be attracted to the water source, and they'll get trapped in the soap
bubbles and drown.

2. Use lighting that doesn't
attract mosquitoes. Place LED lights around doorways, windows and porches.
Mosquitoes won't hang around if the light is sourced from LED lights, yellow
bug lights or sodium lamps.

3. Place 2 tablets of camphor on
different corners of the room or at places where mosquitoes seem to love to
stay! Leave them there and they will evaporate in a day or so keeping the air
purer and mosquito free.

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Photo of Hakeem Adebola Lawal

As a Chemistry graduate, I can recall that one of my professors claimed that camphor causes indigestion for most insects including mosquitoes.
This is probably the source of their insect-repellant characteristics, but there is no doubt that insects avoid camphor, if the odour of it (camphor) is not unpleasant for the people living in the room and how it follows them everywhere also.

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Jamie Beck Alexander Deborah Nyambu Neshani Jani Camphor is readily available in many market here, just that most people are ignorant of the fact that it is one of the best means to repel mosquitoes. Building a team and funding the activity will be of great benefit to our community

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Thanks Aiyejino Victory - looking forward to see what can happen with Camphor!

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Add me up on FB: so we could discuss fluently on this issue

Photo of Deborah Nyambu

Unique post...and interesting.

Photo of Jamie Beck Alexander

Great post @Aiyejino Victory! It's exciting to see such a simple, locally-driven idea spring forward. Is camphor readily available in most areas? How might you imagine spreading the word far and wide so that community members are better prepared?

Photo of Neshani Jani

Hi Aiyejino Victory - thanks for sharing your idea! I am familiar with camphor (my family in India uses camphor during religious ceremonies and in Ayurvedic medicine) but I had no idea that it could also act as a mosquito repellent. I bet that the use of camphor would go over well in a lot of different communities around the world!

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yes it works very well, simply follow all the procedures i gave and you will see results, dont forget to share it with family and friends