The unusually hot weather in Malaysia lately not only attracts more mosquitoes but also brings about a rise in cases of dengue fever. The heat shortens the life cycle of mosquitoes from one week (which is normal life span) to less than that and, this, in turn, causes them to bite us more frequently as well as aggressively.
Below are some of the prevention tips (both orthodox and unorthodox methods) that can help you ward off those vexatious and disease-ridden mosquitoes:
(ii) Stay away from beer in that mosquitoes crave for beer drinkers, in particular. To be utterly safe, stay sober at all times and avoid any alcoholic beverages. At any rate, treat this as an urban legend.
(iii) Mosquitoes love to come out from dusk to dawn. So it’s best to stay indoors protectively when night falls.
(iv) Mosquitoes are attracted to floral scent emitted by the nectars of plants. Hence, it is best to stay away from places grown with fragrant flowers.
(v) Rub orange and lemon peels all over the exposed areas of your body to keep the mosquitoes away.
(vi) Grow some specific mosquito-repelling plants in your yard. Plants that mosquitoes hate are Citronella, Lemon Balm, Catnip, Marigold, Basil, Lavender, Peppermint, Garlic, Pennyroyal, Rosemary, and Geranium.
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References: https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/327193 http://www.naturallivingideas.com/11-plants-that-repel-mosquitoes/ https://globalnews.ca/news/2607609/more-mosquitoes-and-blackflies-what-a-warm-winter-means-for-spring/ (Image source only)