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Fly-Repellent Hacks: Keep Your Home Clean This Monsoon

Ensure water pools in AC ducts, roofs, and balconies are cleared and empty, as stagnant water sources attract mosquitoes, bringing diseases like malaria, dengue, and chikungunya.

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Cluttered spaces are ideal hiding places for insects, so it's recommended to clean up any accumulated newspapers and cardboard boxes during the monsoon season.

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Seal open access points, like cracks in vents, drains, chimneys, or walls before monsoon showers set in, and install mesh screens on windows for fresh rainy breeze without mosquitoes.

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Maintain a clean home by scheduling thorough cleaning of drains, pipes, cabinets, floors, ceilings, investing in eco-friendly cleaning products, and cleaning up pets' poop or pee.

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Home-made sprays enriched with essential oils like eucalyptus, neem, lavender, or peppermint can effectively repel monsoon insects without the need for harsh chemical products.

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Plant natural insect-repellents like Basil, Lavender, Aloevera, Tulsi, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Catnip, and Citronella to combat bug infestation during the monsoon season.

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Maintain a clean house after bug-proofing and disinfecting it by investing in eco-friendly cleaners and taking care of wooden furniture, as damp weather can easily infest wood and cause termite infest

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