For some weird reason, our house has been infested by mosquitoes lately. It was quite odd to have mosquitoes this much during summer. So we were thinking, how much more if it’s rainy season/dengue season? Then it will be more dangerous. Also, mosquitoes are carriers of heartworm that is fatal to cats and dogs. We’ve tried fumigating our house but we noticed it’s not the long term solution. The next day, these pesky blood-suckers are here again.
I heard in the news a couple of days back that citronella plants are being sold by street vendors lately due to the same mosquito infestation cases in Metro Manila. We already bought citronella plants even before the news came out. But it can only help as much. We have also installed those UV Light bug zappers. Yes, those zappers kill mosquitoes but the next day there will still be mosquitoes flying around. 😦
While checking Ace Hardware today, I saw these Citronella gels for a little over Php100.00 and decided to give it a try. I bought one today to give it a try and placed it by the window of my bathroom. Since it’s impossible for me to put a live citronella plant inside my room and I don’t really like putting on citronella candles, this thing worked really well. It’s more effective than the citronella spray I have. My bathroom has no more mosquitoes in it. Now I’m planning to buy more and put them around the house.
The good thing about this product is it’s organic. It’s a DEET-free insect repellent so it’s safe for humans. If you’re not into the scent of citronella, Home Life has its versions with Lavender, Lily or Jasmine in it.
Home Life has a whole line of citronella products that can help you shoo away mosquitoes. Check out Home Life on Facebook here.
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