Mosquitoes @ Campus

At the campus, the mosquitoes starts coming in by 5 pm and we start shouting from 5 to 9 pm – keep the door close, please keep the door close, heyyyyyyyy keeeeeeeeeeeeep the door closssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssed.

I was somehow was not happy with this people reminding each other after every 5 minutes – “keep the door close”. While all want to door keep the door close and also do not want mosquito to come in and bite us, the door was left open from few seconds to few minutes.

Inspired by Ratnesh’s habit of researching and understanding any problem I started researching on the topic.I started wondering “why mosquito come to us?”is it smell? Is it sweat? Is it light? Is it me? Is it warmth?When I read more few things looked matching with some of the data I have observed

Mosquitoes like:

  1. humidity such as perspiration, moist plants, and puddles

  2. dark clothes

  3. carbon dioxide

I did not know that Mosquito also like

  1. lactic acid-more is released after exercising or eating salty or high-potassium foods.

  2. floral scents located in perfumes, hair products, sunscreens, and fabric softeners.

  3. early mornings and evenings.

I also came to know that do not like some smells

Garlic, and sharp oil smell like Lavender oil, neem oil, lemon eucalyptus oil (I do not know If I like, I have to try).

So I discover that

  1. Eat garlic

  2. Plant – Garlic, Marigold, Tansies, Catnip, Thai lemon grass, Citronella grass

  3. Attract bats

  4. Apply – Lavender oil, neem oil, lemon eucalyptus oil

  5. Burn neem, use neem candles.

Waiting for the evening and explore what will attract them and what will repel them.

So much same as understanding human……………..One child wants to join me in making Neem spray.