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Do Lemongrass Really Works in Repel Mosquitoes?

Lemongrass is a common natural ingredient used either in dining or as an ambient scent used in recreational spa and lifestyle activities, are also often to perceived as a pest control solution alternative and natural mosquito repellent.

Lemongrass, also known as Cymbopogon citratus which contains Citronella oil, musk scents that attracts mosquitoes such as carbon dioxide and lactic acid found in human.  In other words, by applying repellant with Citronella oil ingredients, it actually blocks the scents being sensed by mosquitoes. This makes it harder for mosquitoes to locate you. Some research shows Citronella actually helps to reduce mosquito landing around 40%.

It is important to highlight that these natural repellents will provide some form of repellent against mosquitoes, however the active ingredient dosage level and components are not adequate to serve as a mosquito control solution. Besides providing limited protection against adult mosquitoes, in fact, undiluted essential oil can be hazardous to the family’s safety. It may burn your skin when comes into contact with, due to its high citral content. Some individuals might be also sensitive and result in allergies, skin irritation or rashes.

As our standard of living enhances, our needs and concern on safe and natural alternatives are also increasing. Rentokil designs a complete mosquito protection that enhances safety, such as utilizing water-based mosquito fogging to eliminate adult mosquitoes, or water-based mosquito misting system, a form of fumigation solution to eliminate air-borne pests within inaccessible areas such as cracks and crevices. Due to its small particle size nature (around 25 microns), it has a thorough penetration and contains low toxicity level, and not posing any harmful health effects to the public.

There is also an environmentally-friendly mosquito larval control, with the application of BTI (Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis) to manage mosquito breeding sources such as stagnant water surfaces, slow flowing water surfaces or stagnant water collections including concrete-lined drains, tunnel, swamps, ground puddles and depressions.

Controlling mosquito population can be challenging, as they can travel from location to location, and should breeding sources are not controlled, the reproduction of these larvae and pupae will drive higher adult mosquito population. Find out where are the common mosquito breeding sources and how to get rid of mosquitoes can be taken by you.

Adopt a full integrated mosquito protection program to safeguard you and your family from risks and dangers arising from mosquito bites which will lead dangerous disease such as Dengue Fever and Zika. Drop your query to  ihs-custcare-id@rentokil-initial.com or call our toll-free at 0 8001 333 777.

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