The appearance of malaria and dengue fever has made the scientist reflect deeply on mosquitoes repellent. Mosquito repellent does not kill mosquitoes, but it prevents mosquitoes from biting you. The interval during which mosquitoes will not bite you depends on the nature of the chemical used in the repellent, and other factors such as humidity, body types etc.
Mosquitoes repellent can be made from essential oils, chemicals, and plant derivatives such as eucalyptus, peppermint, and marigold. The various utilities and drawbacks of mosquitoes repellent are discussed below:
Cream, lotions, and sprays work effectively in indoors like home, office etc. It may be harmful to the skins of babies. You should be cautious and buy genuine products, the use of fake products can cause skin inflammation and redness.
Coils also belong to the mosquitoes repellent category, they have a limited effect. The release of smoke which can be harmful to lungs while burning is the main drawback. Excessive use of coils can cause allergies and breathing problems.
Vaporizer is very effective indoors but it is not efficient outdoors. Precautions should be taken while the vaporizer is switched on, it is advised not to stay near the device.
Essential oils are also good in order to prevent mosquitoes from biting you. The essential oils like eucalyptus oil, citronella oil, are very effective if directly applied. It can work both indoors and outdoors. The limited period of effect is the main drawback of these products.