Dealing with mosquitoes is tough and appears to be a never-ending task for many. They can breed easily in stagnant water, and hide behind bushes, curtains, and different corners to attack at the right time. 


So, is there any way to repel mosquitoes and save yourself from their irritating bites? Mosquito repellents seem to be the most effective defence against mosquito menace both at home and workplace. 


In this post, we aim to enlighten you about why mosquitoes are more than a nuisance. For this, we will share some facts about mosquitoes, diseases spread by these flying beasts, and how to control them. 


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Common Diseases Spread by Mosquitoes


Not all mosquitoes end up infecting you with some disease, some just leave you bogged up with those irritating red bumps and itching. Let us now talk in detail about mosquito diseases that may prove fatal for you. 

Some common mosquito-borne diseases are:


·       Dengue

·       Malaria

·       Chikungunya

·       Yellow Fever

·       Zika Virus


Why are Mosquitoes a Nuisance?


Coming back to our main discussion, why are mosquitoes a nuisance to mankind? There are multiple reasons to state, and some of them are listed below:


1.     Spread Viral and Bacterial Infections: The number one reason for which we feel that mosquitoes are a real nuisance is that they may leave you infected by viral infections like dengue, malaria, and chikungunya. 


2.     Sleepless Nights: If not controlled effectively, mosquitoes at home may leave you with sleepless nights. Their constant buzzing at night will disturb you the whole night, and it will disturb you the next day too due to sleeplessness. 


3.     Itchy Red Bumps: Some mosquitoes don’t spread diseases, as we mentioned earlier, they leave you itching all day with red bumps. They bite and leave their saliva on your body which results in terrible itching. 


4.     Hamper Productivity and Workflow: Mosquito control is important for the workplace too. If not controlled properly on time, mosquitoes at your office may hamper your productivity. You might not be able to focus on work, and it may hamper your workflow.


Facts About Mosquitoes


Let us now check out some interesting facts about mosquitoes:


1.     Mosquitoes have a great appetite and they suck blood to fill their tummy

2.     Only female mosquitoes bite to produce eggs

3.     Mosquitoes prefer biting some people more than other people

4.     Mosquitoes have the potential to lay up to 100 eggs at one time, which can mature quickly

5.     Mosquitoes are found to be more active during the night because they prefer darkness


Do Natural Mosquito Repellents Work?


Now, the question comes: can we protect ourselves from mosquito bites in a safe chemical-free way? Yes, we can by using some effective natural mosquito repellents. Listed below are some natural or organic mosquito repellents that work and are worth trying at least at your home:


1.     Lemon Eucalyptus Oil: The number one essential oil that works as a natural mosquito repellent is lemon eucalyptus oil. It contains citronellal that works effectively to repel all types of pests and mosquitoes. 


2.     Peppermint Oil: Do you know that peppermint oil contains a huge quantity of menthol that repels mosquitoes and also leave behind a cooling effect on the skin? Easily available, peppermint oil will also leave behind a soothing aroma wherever applied. 


3.     Cinnamon Oil: Natural oils like cinnamon oil work equally well as eucalyptus and citronella, and peppermint oil to repel all types of mosquitoes. The strong aroma of cinnamon will keep mosquitoes away for an hour or two in a natural way.


4.     Camphor and Neem Oil: Try the DIY trick of using grounded camphor with neem oil to light an earthen lamp. It is found very effective in repelling mosquitoes from homes in a natural way. 


5.     Soapy Solution: You may try placing bowls full of soapy water at different corners of your house as a natural mosquito trapper. Mosquitoes may sit and get trapped inside these soap solutions. 


Which is the Best Mosquito Repellent Machine?


We assume you are now aware of how dangerous mosquitoes can be for you and your family. So, we now intend to help you pick the best mosquito killing machine for the ultimate mosquito protection at home:


1.     Liquid Vaporizer Mosquito Repellent: The most popular mosquito-killing machine found in almost every third house is a liquid vaporizer mosquito repellent. Easy to install and use, these machines come with a plug-in mechanism and a liquid refill. The only drawback of using these is the harmful chemical emitted through them in the form of vapors. 


2.     Mosquito and Fly Catcher Machine: UV-enabled fly and mosquito catcher machines are good to keep mosquitoes away from commercial spaces. A bit expensive if compared to other mosquito repellent machines, these fly and mosquito catchers attract mosquitoes and other flying insects to trap and kill them. 


3.     Mosquito Rackets: People these days want instant results when it comes to killing mosquitoes at home. Nothing comes at par when it comes to mosquito rackets and bats. If charged properly, these mosquito-killing rackets kill the mosquitoes with a touch.


4.     AutoMos Mosquito Repellent Machine: If you want an ultimate solution to the problem of mosquito bites, try the newly launched AutoMos mosquito repellent dispenser. India’s 1st automatic mosquito repellent spray gives you 24x7 mosquito protection with 4x times less chemical emission. 



In a nutshell, we assume you will now agree that mosquitoes are a big nuisance for mankind more than any other pest or insect. Mosquito products like the new AutoMos launched by HiCare can make life safer against all types of mosquitoes, be it Aedes, Anopheles, or Culex.




1. Why are mosquitoes more than a nuisance?


Mosquitoes are more than just a nuisance because they can transmit dangerous diseases to humans and animals. Mosquitoes are known to spread diseases such as malaria, dengue fever, Zika virus, West Nile virus, yellow fever and encephalitis. These diseases can cause serious illness and in some cases even death. Mosquitoes also cause economic harm by affecting agriculture and tourism industries.


2. How do mosquitoes transmit diseases?


Mosquitoes transmit diseases through their bites. When a mosquito bites a human or animal it injects saliva into the skin. This saliva contains viruses, bacteria and other pathogens that can cause disease. Once inside the body these pathogens can multiply and cause illness.


3. What are some common diseases transmitted by mosquitoes?


Some common diseases transmitted by mosquitoes include malaria, dengue fever, Zika virus, West Nile virus, yellow fever and encephalitis. These diseases can cause symptoms such as fever, headache, body aches and fatigue and can be severe or even fatal in some cases.


4. How can you protect yourself from mosquito-borne diseases?


You can protect yourself from mosquito-borne diseases by taking a few simple precautions. These include wearing long-sleeved clothing and pants, using insect repellent and staying indoors during peak mosquito hours which are usually dawn and dusk. You can also take steps to reduce mosquito breeding grounds around your home such as removing standing water and keeping your yard free of debris.


5. Why are some people more attractive to mosquitoes than others?


Some people are more attractive to mosquitoes than others due to a variety of factors including body odor, carbon dioxide output and skin temperature. Mosquitoes are also attracted to certain chemicals in the skin such as lactic acid and ammonia which can vary from person to person. Additionally genetics may play a role in determining a person's attractiveness to mosquitoes.