7 Most Effective Ways to Keep Kids Safe From a Mosquito Bite

7 Most Effective Ways to Keep Kids Safe From a Mosquito Bite

As the monsoon is already here, I am sure you must have noticed an increase in the number of mosquitoes around you. On the one hand, where monsoon brings a sigh of relief after those hot summer days, on the other hand, monsoon marks the onset of a number of diseases and a major part of that are those spread by mosquitos. Dengue, malaria, chikungunya, etc. are some of the widely prevalent diseases from mosquito bites. 

“Prevention is better than cure” and that should definitely be the mantra when it comes to mosquito and disease spread by it. Most importantly, kids then to catch mosquito diseases more often than adults, so why not check out some of the most effective ways to keep mosquitos at bay? Let’s check out those ways to Keep Kids Safe From a Mosquito Bite.

Home remedies: 

You see the internet is flooded with home remedies to keep mosquitos at bay, but trust me the majority of those don’t work in the long run. The best remedy that actually works is camphor. Its strong odour drives mosquitoes away. Make sure you close your door and windows while lighting camphor and you will see reduced mosquito count within half an hour. 

Another remedy that works to a good extent is garlic. You have to crush some garlic and mix it with water and spray around the house. Its strong smell again will help keep mosquitos away. But honestly speaking if you have a whole gang of mosquitoes visiting you daily, these natural remedies aren’t going to be greatly effective. So let’s see outer solutions.


This is possibly the most harmless way of saving yourself from mosquitos. Mosquitos tend to bite more when it's dark, isn’t it? So, while sleeping makes sure you put a mosquito net. This will completely keep you free from mosquito bites.


In the evenings, make sure your kids are wearing full sleeve clothes and also full pants to save them from mosquito bites. This won’t definitely completely prevent mosquito bite, but a thick layer of cloth will definitely reduce the intensity of bites.

Mosquito Repellent Creams: 


There are a number of mosquito repellent creams, lotions, or roll-on gels available in the market which are very effective. Some of the roll on-s can also be applied to the dress of your kids which are not only effective but also avoids contact with the skin and at the same time giving effective protection from mosquitos. 

Stickers or Patches: 

These are the stick-on kind of sticker that comes with no skin application technique, i.e. it can be stuck on clothes and are quite effective as a mosquito repellent. These are safe as they have no contact with the skin and also are well in keeping mosquitos at bay. 

Mosquito Repellent Bands: 

There are a number of brands in the market that come up with wrist bands that are not only effective as mosquito repellent but are also attractive for kids to wear. 

LED Sensor: 

These attract Mosquito to electrically charged light destroying them quickly and hygienically. You have to plug it and you are done with keeping mosquitos at bay!

Of course, mosquito repellent coils and liquids are there to keep mosquitos at bay but prefer not to use it very often as they emit gases that are quite harmful.

The above-mentioned ways are some of the most effective ways to get rid of mosquitos for you, your kids, and the full family. Apart from this, also ensure that there is no stagnant water around your home as those become the breeding ground for mosquitos. Also, keep doors and windows closed during evenings to avoid the inflow of mosquitos!

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