You might be the biggest and baddest cat on the block, not afraid of anything or anyone with a tough, macho attitude to boot — but even Superwoman couldn’t handle sharing a bedroom with a swarm of bloodsucking vampires for more than an hour or two.
While the icky insects can put a major damper on outdoor fun, there’s just about nothing worse than the sound of buzzing mosquitoes whispering sweet (or evil) nothings into your ear when you’re trying to snooze.
At best, the biting bugs are a real pain in the neck. At worst, they’re carriers of dangerous diseases that they can easily transmit from person to person in a blink of an eye.
Arguably the biggest nuisance on the planet, the unwelcomed health wreckers have mastered the art of vigilance like a military-trained intelligence unit: you can hear them, and you can feel their itchy bites, but you can’t always see them.
All you know is that the sneaky bugs have made their way into your room, and it’s now your mission to eliminate them. But how?
Enter: indoor mosquito traps.
There are many different products on the market that deter and kill mosquitoes, but many of them contain nasty chemicals like DEET and are toxic. Indoor mosquito traps, however, are a great alternative to toxic insect repellents. These wonderful traps don’t use any harsh chemicals and are very effective at eliminating the winged beasts.
Ready to kick the uninvited guests out of your house? Read on to discover the best indoor mosquito traps to help keep you and your family itch-free.
But First, Why Use Indoor Traps Anyway?
Mosquitoes love cool, shaded spaces and can sneak indoors rather easily.
Some of the most common ways that these bloodthirsty insects can enter your home are through:
- Damaged screens
- Poorly sealed windows
- Open doors
Once they make it indoors, it seems like it’s nearly impossible to get them out. That’s why you should do everything in your power to prevent them from entering. If the skeeters are already in your home, though, it’s time to roll up your sleeves to do something about it.
Mosquitos Carry Life-Threatening Disease
While the little bloodsucking vampires may seem relatively harmless, succumbing to a single flick from your finger, the pests are considered the world’s deadliest animal, contributing to over one million deaths each year.
Now, to be clear, mosquitoes won’t rip you to shreds like a grizzly bear or a lion — in fact, the tiny bugs don’t even have teeth. You see, the way these insects kill is by spreading life-threatening diseases like the West Nile virus, malaria, and the Zika virus to person to person as they feast on our blood.
Although mosquito-borne illnesses are a bigger problem in other countries, getting rid of these dangerous pests from your home will help keep you and your family safe.
Mosquitos Leave Behind Itchy Bug Bites
If transmitting disease wasn’t bad enough, mosquitoes are notoriously known for leaving behind itchy red welts.
When a skeeter bites you, it pierces your skin using a special mouthpart to suck up blood. As the insect is feeding, it injects saliva directly into your skin to prevent blood clotting. Your body reacts to the saliva, likely resulting in a swollen bump that itches.
For us parents, we know what mosquito bites mean for our kids. The little ones simply can’t handle the itch day or night. That’s why we created Magic Patch: itch relief patches that work by gently adjusting the skin to help the lymphatic system drain the itchy saliva injected by mosquitoes.
All you have to do is tear off a relief patch, place it over the itchy bug bite, and your favorite mini-human should feel relief from the itch within 30 to 60 seconds.
Mosquitos Are Annoying
And lastly, like all pests, mosquitoes are seriously annoying. They can lay eggs around your backyard, sneak into your home, feast on your flesh, and give heartworm to your furbabies. The bugs suck — pun intended.
The Best Indoor Mosquito Traps
Despite the best attempts to keep your yard free of standing water and house insect-free, you may still find the tenacious pests honing in on your skin.
Rather than relying on chemical-infused bug sprays, which can damage both the environment and your health, we suggest investing in a great mosquito trap to prevent the itchy bites that these icky insects leave behind.
Mosquito traps are devices that work to attract mosquitos with UV light or CO2. Once the winged beasts are lured in, the traps kill using either:
Ready to make your home skeeter-free?
Here are a couple of the best indoor mosquito traps that are not only effective but safe:
One of the quickest and easiest solutions against skeeters are electric traps. These glorious traps are nontoxic, require minimal maintenance, and are super simple to use.
These traps use light to lure the flying critters into a grid where they meet their doom leaving behind an oh-so-satisfying sizzle as they perish into oblivion. What’s not to love?
For just a few bucks per sheet, you can kick it old-school and hang a dual-sided sticky trap to halt the mosquito invasion. These popular paper traps are designed for flying pests like mosquitoes. They are much more affordable than standard plug-in traps and are chemical-free.
And the best part? Clean-up is easy. Simply throw away the trap once it’s covered in dead bugs before replacing it with a new one.
Prevention Is Key
Protecting your loved ones from pests like bloodthirsty mosquitoes is vital to their health, and while it’s unfortunate that we need to take precautions to prevent the icky bugs from entering our homes, it’s just a matter of reality.
With that being said, prevention is key. Keep your yard properly maintained and eliminate any standing water, which is a breeding ground for skeeters. It’s also a good idea to place a bird feeder outside to attract birds. Swallows, waterfowl, purple martins, and songbirds love munching on mosquitoes and can help to reduce the population around your home.
We also recommend arming your little ones with our BuzzPatch Mosquito Repellent Patch — non-woven fabric patches that are infused with a combination of citronella and other essential oils that are perfectly safe for kids.
And unlike topical bug sprays, which contain dangerous ingredients like DEET or Picaridin, BuzzPatch isn’t only super easy to apply and kind to our planet.
Perfect for your little ones, our revolutionary patches are convenient and great for on-the-go and travel. Medical grade and water-resistant, BuzzPatch smells great and is sure to be your new favorite for the whole family.
Check us out at The Natural Patch Co. and tell those pesky buggers that you respectfully decline their invitation to lunch —just one patch is all you need to keep mosquitoes at far, far away!