Things About Mosquito Fogging You Should Know

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Some of us might have experienced this issue. Sometimes fogging is held on rainy season to avoid the mosquitoes breeding. In another case, mosquito fogging is held when dengue fever has resulted a victim in a particular area. Mosquito fogging has several advantages, but it has loss as well. These are some things you should know about mosquito fogging. You can choose to use the fogging as your mosquito repellent or not afterwards.


This mosquito control way contains pesticide substance named pyrethroids or permethrins. It is used not only in mosquito abatement, but also in pesticides for fleas, tics, lice, mites like scabies, ants, termites, etc. This chemical is a strong neurotoxin and marked by EPA as “likely” carcinogenic.

Neurotoxin is a substance which can cause nervous system damage. It had been tried on rats and resulted hyperactivity, salivation, tremors, hyperexcitability, defecation, urination, and also liver damage. Other animals experienced numbness of lips and tongue, nausea, diarrhea, convulsions, aggression, seizures, paralysis, respiratory failure, and the worst… death. It has negative impacts on bugs as well.

On human, neurotoxin can cause itching, burning, and prickling sensations of the skin, headaches, convulsions, tremors, facial flushing and selling, nausea, asthma, sneezing and nasal congestion. Furthermore, this mosquito fogging ingredient can cause autism, birth defects, parkinson, depression, breast cancer, thyroid damage, liver disease, kidney problems, immune damage, and also nervous system damage.

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Piperonyl Butoxide

Another chemical contained in mosquito fogging is piperonyl butoxide. It is a suspected carcinogen and highly toxic to the liver, kidneys, gastrointestinal, reproductive and nervous system. this chemical is suspected of being connected to coma, convulsions, renal damage, hyperexcitability, prenatal damage, vomiting, weight loss, anorexia and many more. It is also a dangerous neurotoxin which can kill birds, fish, and other aquatic life.

Avoiding the Impact of Mosquito Fogging

It is known that mosquito fogging can cause serious damage to nervous, respiratory, and other body systems. If you can choose, it is better if you do not apply the mosquito fogging. But, if it is an urgency, you can protect you and your family by avoiding the fogged place for several hours. Use masks tightly for additional protection.

If the mosquito fogging is held outside, make sure your windows, doors, and other slits have been closed during and after the fogging. If it is held indoors, make sure your furniture and belongings have been protected well and go towards a safe distance for several until 12 hours. Do not forget to use masks until the fog has been totally disappeared and clean up your house after the mosquito fogging.

D.I.Y Mosquito Repellent for Babies

Babies are so delicate. They can be easily attacked by mosquitoes and bugs. We have to protect them with proper mosquito repellent. But, on the other hands, we do not want to expose them with chemicals that might be dangerous for their skin and health.

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According to this reason, we can make our own natural mosquito repellent for babies. Here are some ingredients that might be useful for baby protection. Before use it, try first on one small part of the baby’s skin to make sure it will not irritating the skin.

Essential Oil Mixture

You may need these essential oils: 35 drops of citronella, 20 drops of eucalyptus, 15 drops of lemon, 15 drops of lemongrass, and 15 drops of cedar. You also need 1 ounce witch hazel and 1 ounce grape seed oil. Mix and shake well in a spray bottle, then you have your own mosquito repellent for babies.

Mixture with Apple Cider Vinegar

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You will need 1/3 cup of apple cider vinegar, 1/3 cup witch hazel or cheap vodka, and 5 drops of citronella or eucalyptus essential oil. Mix and spray them well on baby’s skin.

Repellent from Leaves

Not only from oil, mosquito repellent for babies can also be made from leaves. Firstly, you need bay leaves, rosemary, eucalyptus, lavender, vegetable oil, and double boiler pan. Boil the ingredients in the double boiler pan for about 30 minutes. Cover the pan. Do not overcook! After that, put the herbs in a cheesecloth and squeeze them to get the extract. You may add other ingredients as the aroma, such as lemon and sweet orange.

The adventages of using D.I.Y natural mosquito repellent for babies

There are several advantages you can get by making your own mosquito repellent for babies. It is easy and very inexpensive with affordable ingredients you can get from your kitchen. Besides, it is quite safe for baby’s mild skin so you do not need to be worried about the irritation.

There are two types of mosquito repellent for babies you can use: spray and lotion, but they are mostly served as aerosol. Applying the mosquito repellent must not be overdone because it can irritate the skin.

The other way..

Instead of lotions and sprays, there are several things we can do to protect babies from mosquitoes. We can cover the baby’s skin by clothes with long sleeves, long pants, or blanket. We can also use mosquito net while they baby is asleep. Keep your house neat and clean to avoid mosquito live inside your house. Pay attention to small cracks and slits. Always inquire every member of the family about how to live healthily and be spared from insects bites.