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7 Ways to reduce mosquito exposure in and around your home

Can’t sit outside at home and enjoy your beautiful garden?

Embarrassed to have friends or family over?

Hate being surrounded by chemicals?

MOSQUIT have identified 7 handy ways to naturally reduce mosquito exposure in and around your homes.

Why Mosquitoes love stagnant water

Mozzies need water to lay their eggs. Water is also required for mosquito eggs to develop. The type of water they need – well any kind of water: old, new, smelly, clean.

Is there somewhere in your backyard that holds stagnant water? If so, this could explain your mosquito problem.

How to naturally reduce mosquito exposure around your home

  1. Remove water-holding rubbish around your house. This includes containers, open garbage bins or empty pots.

  2. Cover the openings of tanks (rainwater or septic tanks).

  3. Clear drains and gutters.

  4. Fill the base of pot plants with sand.

  5. Keep your lawns short.

  6. Keep swimming pools well maintained.

  7. Store anything that can hold water in a dry place, undercover.

If you are out and about in the garden, MOSQUIT clips are the perfect natural mosquito protection for personal use. You can clip it onto your pants, shoelaces, gardening belt or the back of your cap to keep your hands free. Feel safe with a 1 metre range of mosquito protection.

If you are having guests come over, you can provide each guest with a MOSQUIT patch/sticker. The patches/stickers are inexpensive and will provide your guests with protection for the whole body.

How to naturally reduce mosquito exposure in your home

  1. Ensure all flyscreens are intact without holes or gaps around/under the door.

  2. Get rid of stagnant water in the house. Common places include leaky spots under the sink or house plants.

  3. Change pet drinking bowls and vase water regularly.

  4. Mend leaky taps.

  5. Use ceiling or floor fans to reduce the chance of bites in your home.

  6. Clear blocked drains (such as shower drains) so water flows adequately.

  7. Keep windows and doors closed during peak mosquito times at dusk and dawn.

Place a MOSQUIT patch/sticker above your bed during the night, for protection against mosquitoes while you sleep. You can also leave your MOSQUIT Bracelet on the nightstand for protection during the night.

Where to get help

If you are bitten by a mosquito and or have concerns about mosquito populations in your area, here are professionals you can contact for help or advice:

  • Your doctor.

  • Healthdirect Tel. 1800 022 222. – for confidential health advice from a registered nurse, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • Department of Health and Human Services, Communicable Disease Prevention and Control in your area.

  • Your local council – for information about mosquito control programs in your area.

Alternatively, feel free to contact us at and we can point you in the right direction.

Enjoy being mosquito free!


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