A bug-free home this monsoon

A bug-free home this monsoon

The past few weeks with the incessant downpour has got with it the much needed respite from the scorching heat. But, with it has also come the problem of water stagnation with the rains. The monsoon season is also the breeding ground for many insects and mosquitoes.

It is important to ensure that your living spaces are free from these insects, bugs and mosquitoes so that you can have a healthy monsoon. Always choose natural options to keep your home smelling fresh and clean over the chemical counterparts that are not good for you. We’ve listed 5 natural ways to keep your home bug free this season.

DIY cleaner

Use natural cleaning agents 

Using natural cleaning agents to mop the floor or clean kitchen surfaces works effectively to keep the smaller insects away from your home. In a dispenser bottle, take about 250 ml of water and add to this 10 drops each of basil, citronella, lemon and neem essential oils. Mix thoroughly and use this mix to clean kitchen surfaces.

Use window nets

Window nets are an effective way to keep the bugs and insects away. Mostly available at any hardware store, you need to get these fixed in the windows using a thin strip of velcro. Not only can you enjoy the cool breeze of the monsoon, but you are also keeping your home safe from bugs and insects. It is also advised to use a mosquito net at night in monsoons.

A bug-free home this monsoon

Use chemical free repellents

Using a naturally effective mosquito and insect repellents like Mashaka will keep your home bug free not just in the monsoon, but the entire year! The Mashaka range from Omved consists of a blended oil that can be used in a diffuser, loose dhoop powder, insect repellent coils and reed diffusers. The Mashaka range of products contain Ayurvedic botanicals like Tulsi, Camphor, Sandalwood, Eucalyptus, Rosha grass to name a few that are natural insect repellents.

Keep indoor plants

Not all trees and shrubs are the breeding ground for mosquitoes and insects. Planting the right kind of shrubs and trees like tulsi (basil), neem, lemon or citronella grass can be extremely effective in preventing the breeding of mosquitoes and insects. These plants  help in keeping your living spaces free from insects and bugs.

Insect repellent

Use natural mosquito repellents on your skin

Did you know that Neem oil is a great mosquito repellent? You can make your own insect repellent than opting for a chemical one. In a clean glass jar, mix together equal proportions of neem oil and virgin coconut oil. Apply this on your body to keep the mosquitoes away. This will protect you from mosquito bites for at least 8-10 hours.

What are your favourite ways to make your home bug-free the natural way! Share your tips with us. We’ll share the best ones on our social media.

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