OK, there’s nothing funny about mosquitoes. Their buzzing sounds and sharp proboscis will make anyone pissed off.
And to make matters worse, mosquitoes cause some of the worst diseases known: malaria, dengue fever, and yellow fever.
Therefore, you shouldn’t have them anywhere in your house and especially in your bathroom.
Unfortunately, mosquitoes thrive in bathrooms because of high moisture and easy access through your bathroom drains.
And if you happen to have a gutter beside your house, it’s like a 24/7 party for these blood-sucking insects, especially if you live in humid areas.
But fear not. We’ll win this fight!
In this post, we’ll give you five surefire ways to get rid of mosquitoes in your bathroom once and for all.
1. Use mosquito repellent sprays
Mosquito sprays help to keep mosquitoes at bay and prevent the growth of the eggs they lay.
Using repellant sprays in your bathroom will keep the mosquitoes from breeding there.
Use repellent sprays that contain a minimum amount of DEET.
DEET is the common ingredient that repels mosquitoes in the repellants.
Although DEET is harmful to the human skin, it is safe when used correctly.
An appropriate DEET dosage would be 10-15%.
Before you use a repellant in your bathroom, find out when the mosquitoes are most energetic.
Sometimes, they are active during the day. But most of the time, they are engaged during the night. The repellent is more effective when they are active.
Before using the spray, ensure the windows of your bathroom are tightly locked.
Spray the corners around the bathroom, which can serve as a hiding place for them, especially holes and drains.
Repellents are not a long-term solution!
Mosquito repellents only provide a temporary defense against mosquitos. To get rid of mosquitos in your bathroom for good, read further advice.
2. Eliminate stagnant water from your surroundings
Water left for a prolonged period without use can become stagnant.
This stagnant water attracts mosquitos and can be one of their main breeding spots.
Even a little water pool can aid mosquito larvae’s growth as mosquitoes lay up to 100 eggs at once.
One of the best ways to prevent mosquito breeding in your bathroom is to eradicate their breeding spots.
Eliminate every stagnant water in your bathroom.
You should also empty all buckets and cans that hold water in your bathroom.
Also, after using your bathroom, make sure it’s properly dried.
Use mops or towels to wipe the floor till it’s properly dried.
You should also drain all the buckets for holding water after use.
Doing this every day can be tedious, but the results are effective against the breeding of mosquitoes.
If the drains in your bathroom hold water, you can pour cooking oil or any odorless oil inside them. It will choke the mosquito larvae, preventing their growth.
3. Bring these plants into your bathroom
There are a few plants that are effective against mosquitoes:
- Floss flower
These plants emit odors or oils that mosquitoes hate.
Having them in your bathroom can help you keep these blood-sucking insects away.
Asides from the fact that these plants repel mosquitoes, they give your bathroom a fresh and pleasant smell.
Not to mention the aesthetic feel they add to your bathroom.
When using these plants in your bathroom, you can place them directly on a shelf in your bathroom.
For best results, place the vase plants on the window frame so that they can receive sunlight.
4. Use LED lights
Another proven way to keep the mosquitoes away from your bathroom is by using LED lights.
LED lights do not kill the mosquitoes, but keep them away from your bathroom.
Mosquitoes are not attracted to areas with yellow bug lights, sodium lamps, or LED lights.
Unlike the others, the LED light is not expensive. It also helps you save energy.
Using LED lights in your bathroom will give it a beautiful and breathtaking interior.
So it’s a double win for you.
5. Use UV mosquito traps
We all know that even a single mosquito can ruit your entire night.
If you suffer from a few of mosquitos flying around your bathroom and neighboring rooms, especially during the night, the best way to get rid of them is to use UV bait stations.
Here’s how these work: UV light attracts mosquitos, and then the trap fan sucks insects in to the glue board where mosquitos are trapped for good.
These UV traps are especially effective as a supportive measure.
They don’t require you to be around, you can place them where you encounter the most mosquitos and they operate in the background for months and years.
6. Clean your bathroom the right way
Of all the steps mentioned above, this is the most important one.
Cleaning and disinfecting your bathroom regularly will help you control mosquitoes.
Ideally, you should strive to clean your bathroom daily.
The following steps will make it easy for you to maintain your bathroom:
- Take out the drain sieves and wash them thoroughly. Remove dirt particles that block the drainage.
- Scrub your bathroom floor with chemicals such as Clorox once a month. You can use a mixture of liquid soap, baking soda, and hydrogen peroxide to keep your bathroom tiles neat and sparking.
- Remove clogs in your sinks, toilets, and shower (e.g. using enzyme-based drain cleaners)
- Drain every bucket or water-holding lid after use.
- Dispose of the trash can every night before you sleep.
- The bathroom should be kept dry at all times.
- Because mosquitoes are attracted to odors, wash your bathroom curtains and towels once a week with detergents.
- Pour vinegar and baking soda into the drains and flush with hot water to kill any mosquito eggs.
- Wash your flower/plant vase to remove mosquito eggs. Remove water from the flower vases.
With the methods outlined above, you can finally get rid of mosquitoes in your bathroom. Just make sure to choose a technique that works best for you and stick to it!