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Get rid of mosquitoes simplest & effective way.

this is perhaps simplest way to get rid of mosquitoes .
Item required:
1. camphor. 50 grams .(as shown in photo)
It should last for a month or more.

take any small bowl , put one camphor tablet in it. fill it with water . 
normal water will do.
put an any corner of your room.
you can see immediate effect .if there were any mosquitoes they will go away.

to make more effective,crush camphor slightly.
if room is big, use two bowls with same process.
you can change water after 2 days. use old water it to wipe floor .

I hope this project reaches poor people in asia and africa.

If you don't get in small sizes, try breaking it in capsule size to avoid wastage .

manutea2 years ago
This trick worked for me; no more !¤#~|`^¨ mosquitoes in da house!!
thank you very much for sharing this !!
jignesh shah (author)  manutea2 years ago
welcome and please spread word so as maximum people can be benifitted from it.
zazenergy3 years ago
Looks good! I've always stuck with citronella, but this is a nice alternative.
jignesh shah (author)  zazenergy3 years ago
ya, go on ,
try it and spread the word.
HarveyH443 years ago
I have camphor trees, but they don't seem to do much outside, still have mosquito. Would leaves or branch work indoors, instead of pills?
jignesh shah (author)  HarveyH443 years ago
leaves should help. I think the main component is smell.it should smell to draw mosquitoes & flies away.
vsharma359 months ago
Hw much camphor needs to be put in water. Is it 50 gm tablet which needs to be put in water?
jignesh shah (author)  vsharma359 months ago
hi it should initially be 100 grams and then you can add about 5 to 10 grams daily.
rimar20003 years ago
I will try this next summer. I am in southern hemisphere.
Yeah, I am in Florida (The Panhandle) and we have them the size of small RC helicopters hahah. Thanks for the info!
In recent years the mosquitoes here are much smaller, and more aggressive. Sometimes I hurt ankles from scratching, and I have to apply myself white vinegar in quantity to relieve itching.
bmr542 years ago
yea if your really sick and tired of Black fly's, Mosquitoes, and any thing else that like to take you blood all you need to do is take 2 odorless garlic capsules once a day and those pesky little bitters won't bother you at all
9w2xyz2 years ago
In the tropical jungle, we frequently find ourselves in camping group. Since this kind of smorgasbord is exactly what mozzies look for, the best thing you can hope for is to make yourself a less attractive target.

1. INgest lots of garlic. Raw. 5 cloves a day a week before is potent.
2. Take frequent showers.
3. Stay off any scents. This includes shower gels cologne after shave and the like.
4. Wear light coloured clothing.
5. Have a little citronella on you, or a ciggie.
6. Sit beside a person who does not observe hints 1,2,3,4 and 5.

It never fails.
9w2xyz2 years ago
zazenergy : Citronella works better than camphor. I use both. Bear in mind, camphor and kids can not mix. And it burns quite nicely.........
maruawe3 years ago
I do not believe that I would use this camphor in an enclosed places. I'm checking but I believe that this could be allergenic to some people,Especially if the have lung problems..

I am checking the toxicity of this vapor :
It can also be synthetically produced from oil of turpentine. It is used for its scent, as an ingredient in cooking (mainly in India), as an embalming fluid, for medicinal purposes, and in religious ceremonies. A major source of camphor in Asia is camphor basil.
jignesh shah (author)  maruawe3 years ago
i have instructed to dilute in water. so no direct contact. it should not have ill effect on your health.