Summer is gradually arriving, and we’re thinking of the return of 25°C at 10am, the cicadas singing and late-night barbecues. But let’s also talk about those summer evenings when the mosquitoes are already joining in the aperitif at 5pm.

Everyone has their own trick for repelling them or relieving the sting: lemongrass, cloves, peppermint and so on. Between you and me, I’ve rarely seen a trick work.

If you’re in a region where mosquitoes are very prevalent, we recommend that you follow these simple tips to protect your travelers’ stay.

Watchwater points

Mosquitoes seek out stagnant water to lay their eggs. The female lays her eggs on the surface of the water, and the embryo takes just a week to develop. After that, the embryo becomes a larva, then a nymph, and a few weeks later the adult mosquito leaves the water.

To prevent the rapid proliferation of mosquitoes around your rental property, we recommend limiting the amount of stagnant water. If you have flower pots with bowls, empty them regularly.

Switching off the lightthe wrong tip

No need to advise your travelers to turn off the lights. Indeed, it’s almost a myth that mosquitoes are not as sensitive to artificial light as some other insects. On the other hand, this nocturnal insect is strongly attracted by air currents charged with CO2.

Bad news for anyone with strong body odor: mosquitoes will follow you against all odds. Well, not really, since they’re also very wind-sensitive. Add a fan to your rental, the draught is sure to scare the mosquitoes away!

ProtectHomethe solution against mosquitoes

And if these first two tips don’t work, we suggest a radical solution. ProtectHome is a Toulouse-based company with 10 years’ experience offering you equipment to protect you from pests, including mosquitoes.

For example, place a
tiger mosquito trap
on your balcony or terrace. The trap reproduces ideal egg-laying conditions for the female mosquito, which is then trapped inside thanks to an adhesive plate.

You can also offer them an anti-mosquito kit. It includes three protective elements: a repellent spray, a bite gel and a spiral or candle, depending on the kit chosen. The gel and spray with their dye-free, synthetic fragrance-free and hypoallergenic formula are suitable for children over 3 months and pregnant women.

Installing a mosquito netin your rental

Most of the time, to eliminate mosquitoes, we tend to think of robust products or solutions that can sometimes be dangerous and toxic for the environment. In reality, all you need to do is install a mosquito net to act as a protective barrier against these tiny flying insects.

This product can be installed on a door, window or above a bed. Mosquitoes and other biting insects won’t be able to enter the room, and won’t be able to disturb your travelers’ daily routine. The mosquito net is harmless and allows you to ventilate a room in complete peace and safety.

In general, this product is quick and easy to install and guarantees practicality. There are also mosquito nets that can be transported and installed on children’s beds or babies’ baby carriages. These are fragile people who need to be protected.

Tackling the problemat the source

When you know that mosquitoes are fearsome insects that can transmit diseases and viruses, and that develop rapidly, it’s clear that you have to do everything you can to get rid of them.

To achieve this, we need to limit the reproduction of these insects and try to eliminate them before they become adult mosquitoes.
So there’s no alternative to killing the larvae of female mosquitoes. Another possible solution is to disperse anti-mosquito larvae granules in stagnant water to prevent the larvae from developing.

We hope you’ll be informed enough after reading this article to make your travelers’ stay more enjoyable despite the mosquitoes 😉