How To Prevent Mosquito During Renovations? Did you know mosquitos cause more fatalities than all other venomous and dangerous animals and insects in the world? A bite from this insect may predispose you to Malaria, Dengue, Zika, and West Nile Virus, all of which are life-threatening if not life quality lowering diseases.
Given the health risks, mosquitos pose to us; one must get accurate facts, especially if one wants to start a renovation project in Singapore where Mosquitos are active throughout the year.
So if you are looking for tips on how to prevent mosquitos from swarming your house during a renovation project, then read on as I got you covered through this article. I will also provide you with 100% accurate answers to the FAQs about mosquitoes and renovation. Read on – How To Prevent Mosquito During Renovations:
Below are some of the reasons why there tends to be a ‘mosquito proliferation’ during renovation projects;
During the renovation, there is a lot of garbage that is produced. All this trash is most often filled in trash cans before being disposed of at the end of the day or project.
Let’s face it; it’s almost impossible to empty your trash can after every 30 minutes, especially if you live in a city that has specific days set aside for collecting trash. Trash cans act as magnets to mosquitos. Thus the more filled trash cans you have around your home or property during a renovation, the more mosquitos you will have around you.
Have you ever wondered how a mosquito bites you even in the darkest rooms? Mosquitos don’t need eyes to locate you. All they need is to sense your odor (in the form of carbon dioxide that you produce when breathing out) to locate you and have a ‘satisfactory meal’ on your skin without your consent.
During a renovation, especially an extensive renovation, many people are involved. Thus, mosquitos will be attracted to these people’s odor and come in large numbers. Mosquitos can also locate humans through sweat and blood. According to research, mosquitos are more attracted to individuals with blood group O.
Almost all renovation projects in homes or commercial buildings lead to wet walls. Walls can become wet as a result of being cleaned by water or being coated with paint during renovation. Wet walls cause an increase in room(s) humidity.
Humidity is the amount of moisture present in the air. High humidity favors mosquitos’ activities. So, when the room humidity becomes high, mosquitos will be attracted to it in large numbers.
Below are some of the things you can do to mosquito-proof your home or building during renovation;
Clean your home with cleaning products that are specifically designed to kill mosquitos. You can also make a ‘mosquitocidal’ cleaning solution to clean your home and completely get rid of mosquitos after renovation.
Before you start cleaning your home, first spray a safe and environmentally safe pesticide in your home. Ensure that you put on a face mask when doing so. If you have kids around, please have them leave the house. Ensure that you also thoroughly clean your trash cans.
Below are some of the household ingredients and kitchen products you can use to ease itchiness after a mosquito bite(s);
Consider using Hydrocortisone cream or Calamine lotions to relieve itchiness caused by mosquito bites. Please ensure that you read and follow the instructions of the product you choose before use.
Aspirin’s anti-inflammatory properties help soothe itchiness from a mosquito bite(s). Using mortar and crucible, crush an aspirin tablet and add pure water to it to make a paste. Gently apply it to the affected area. DO NOT use aspirin if you are allergic to it or if you have sensitive skin. It’s also important to note that aspirin can cause skin dryness, so use it cautiously.
You can use alcohol swabs to ease itchiness after mosquito bites temporarily. Methylated spirit, regular drinking alcohol dipped in a clean cotton ball, or cotton wool can be used as an alternative to alcohol swabs.
You can apply regular flavored toothpaste or non-gel toothpaste to the affected spot. Leave it for 2 to 3 hours before washing it off with cold water and mild soap. NEVER apply toothpaste to your face. Doing so may stimulate the oil glands in your face to produce more sebum, consequently predisposing you to acne.
Below are some of the essential oils that have the properties of easing itchiness caused by mosquito bites;
Human odors, unemptied trash cans, and high humidity in rooms due to wet paints are some of the reasons that cause mosquitos to swarm in during renovation.
To prevent mosquitos during renovation, please consider lighting mosquito-repellent candles, placing sticky traps near windows, and continuously wiping water and liquid spills to avoid leaving water stagnating on the floors. Make sure that you also keep your sinks dry.
Use environmentally friendly pesticides and mosquito repellent cleaning products to clean your home after renovation to kill mosquitos. You can apply an essential oil, baking soda paste, non-gel toothpaste, honey, lemon, or lime juice into the bite to ease itchiness after mosquito bites.
Applying anti-itch topical creams and rubbing the itchy spot with an alcohol swab are also effective ways to ease itchiness after mosquito bites.