如何保持家里没有蚊子,尤其是在雨季
Keep your home mosquito-free, especially during the rainy season

Keep your home mosquito-free, especially during the rainy season

如何保持家里没有蚊子,尤其是在雨季

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特别是在雨季,你可能会注意到蚊子数量的上升。以下是需要注意的事情,特别是在潮湿天气和登革热病例上升的时候。

1 .检查是否有积水

如果你把花盆放在外面,看看它们是否收集了雨水。它不仅适用于花盆——想想烧烤架盖,室外垃圾桶,排水沟或任何东西(甚至一个瓶盖!),可以收集一小滩水。

在死水无法清除的地方,如花盆、花瓶和屋顶水槽,添加沙粒杀虫剂。

那些住在HDB旧公寓的人也希望把管帽放在管座(或竹竿架)上。

2 .修剪园艺

蚊子会躲在灌木丛和高草下以防止干燥和脱水。修剪你的花园,就会使它们缺少藏身之处。

3 .关好门窗

高湿度为蚊子的繁殖创造了有利条件,所以你最好关上门窗。或者,安装可伸缩或易于拆卸的磁性和尼龙搭扣网状屏风,这样你仍然可以获得自然通风。

4 .把这些植物和药草放到你的家里

在小房间或空间里,某些植物和药草可以帮助击退这些讨厌的吸血虫(别指望它们在花园里也能这样!)另外,它们也能给你的家带来一种清新的香味。

薰衣草——薰衣草的香味对大多数人来说都很诱人,但蚊子绝对不是。

迷迭香——仅仅种植迷迭香并不能赶走蚊子,而是燃烧它们,它们会产生一种气味,我们闻起来很舒服,但对这些害虫来说却很不舒服。

香茅——通过其独特的气味很容易辨认,不时地剪掉叶子,并压碎它们以释放强烈的驱蚊气味。

柠檬草——像它的表亲,它强烈的香味使柠檬草是一种天然的驱虫剂。为了防止蚊子叮咬,它通常被种植在人行道上和靠近座位的地方。

天竺葵——也被称为“蚊子植物”,是中国香茅和非洲天竺葵的杂交品种。这种叶子类似于蕨类植物,含有香茅油,并散发一种柠檬香味,可以阻止蚊子。

金盏花——金盏花含有一种叫做除虫菊酯的化合物,这种成分存在于许多驱虫剂中。它散发出一种臭虫讨厌的气味。

本文首次发表在《家居装饰》杂志上。

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Especially during the rainy season, you may notice an uptick in mosquitoes. Here are the things to look out for, especially during the onslaught of wet weather and with the rise of dengue cases.

#1 Check for standing water

If you have flower pots left outside, check to see if they have collected rainwater. It doesn't just apply to flower pots - think grill covers, outdoor dustbins, gutters or anything (even a bottle cap!) that can collect a small puddle of water.

Add sand granular insecticide to places where stagnant water cannot be removed, such as flower pots, vases as well as roof gutters.

Those residing in older HDB flats will also want to keep the cap on their pipe socket holders (or bamboo pole holders).

#2 Trim the landscape

Mosquitoes seek shade under bushes and tall grass to keep from getting dry and dehydrated. Keeping your gardens pruned will give them less shelter to hide under.

#3 Keep your doors and windows closed

High humidity levels make for favourable conditions for mozzies to breed so your best bet would be to close your doors and windows. Alternatively, install retractable or easily removable magnetic and velcro mesh screens so you still get natural ventilation.

#4 Introduce these plants and herbs in your home

Certain plants and herbs have properties that could help repel these pesky blood suckers in a small room or space (don't expect them to do so in a garden!) Plus, many of them impart a fresh fragrance to your home, too.

Lavender - The scent of lavender might smell lovely for most people but mosquitoes definitely aren't fans.

Rosemary - Just planting this won't keep mozzies away but burn them and they create a smell that smells lovely to us but is unpleasant for these pests.

Citronella grass - Easily recognisable by its distinct smell, cut the leaves from time to time, and crush them to release their strong mosquito-repelling smell.

Lemongrass - Like its cousin, its strong fragrance makes lemongrass a natural insect repellent. To help in keeping mosquitoes away, it is usually planted along walkways and close to seating areas.

Pelargonium - Also known as the "mosquito plant", it is a cross between the Chinese Citronella and the African Geranium. The foliage, which resemble those of a fern, contain citronella oil and give off a lemony scent, which deters mosquitoes.

Marigold - Marigolds contain a compound called pyrethrum, an ingredient found in many insect repellents. It emits an aroma that bugs abhor.

This article was first published in Home & Decor.

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Especially during the rainy season, you may notice an uptick in mosquitoes. Here are the things to look out for, especially during the onslaught of wet weather and with the rise of dengue cases.

特别是在雨季,你可能会注意到蚊子数量的上升。以下是需要注意的事情,特别是在潮湿天气和登革热病例上升的时候。

#1 Check for standing water

1 .检查是否有积水

If you have flower pots left outside, check to see if they have collected rainwater. It doesn't just apply to flower pots - think grill covers, outdoor dustbins, gutters or anything (even a bottle cap!) that can collect a small puddle of water.

如果你把花盆放在外面,看看它们是否收集了雨水。它不仅适用于花盆——想想烧烤架盖,室外垃圾桶,排水沟或任何东西(甚至一个瓶盖!),可以收集一小滩水。

Add sand granular insecticide to places where stagnant water cannot be removed, such as flower pots, vases as well as roof gutters.

在死水无法清除的地方,如花盆、花瓶和屋顶水槽,添加沙粒杀虫剂。

Those residing in older HDB flats will also want to keep the cap on their pipe socket holders (or bamboo pole holders).

那些住在HDB旧公寓的人也希望把管帽放在管座(或竹竿架)上。

#2 Trim the landscape

2 .修剪园艺

Mosquitoes seek shade under bushes and tall grass to keep from getting dry and dehydrated. Keeping your gardens pruned will give them less shelter to hide under.

蚊子会躲在灌木丛和高草下以防止干燥和脱水。修剪你的花园,就会使它们缺少藏身之处。

#3 Keep your doors and windows closed

3 .关好门窗

High humidity levels make for favourable conditions for mozzies to breed so your best bet would be to close your doors and windows. Alternatively, install retractable or easily removable magnetic and velcro mesh screens so you still get natural ventilation.

高湿度为蚊子的繁殖创造了有利条件,所以你最好关上门窗。或者,安装可伸缩或易于拆卸的磁性和尼龙搭扣网状屏风,这样你仍然可以获得自然通风。

#4 Introduce these plants and herbs in your home

4 .把这些植物和药草放到你的家里

Certain plants and herbs have properties that could help repel these pesky blood suckers in a small room or space (don't expect them to do so in a garden!) Plus, many of them impart a fresh fragrance to your home, too.

在小房间或空间里,某些植物和药草可以帮助击退这些讨厌的吸血虫(别指望它们在花园里也能这样!)另外,它们也能给你的家带来一种清新的香味。

Lavender - The scent of lavender might smell lovely for most people but mosquitoes definitely aren't fans.

薰衣草——薰衣草的香味对大多数人来说都很诱人,但蚊子绝对不是。

Rosemary - Just planting this won't keep mozzies away but burn them and they create a smell that smells lovely to us but is unpleasant for these pests.

迷迭香——仅仅种植迷迭香并不能赶走蚊子,而是燃烧它们,它们会产生一种气味,我们闻起来很舒服,但对这些害虫来说却很不舒服。

Citronella grass - Easily recognisable by its distinct smell, cut the leaves from time to time, and crush them to release their strong mosquito-repelling smell.

香茅——通过其独特的气味很容易辨认,不时地剪掉叶子,并压碎它们以释放强烈的驱蚊气味。

Lemongrass - Like its cousin, its strong fragrance makes lemongrass a natural insect repellent. To help in keeping mosquitoes away, it is usually planted along walkways and close to seating areas.

柠檬草——像它的表亲,它强烈的香味使柠檬草是一种天然的驱虫剂。为了防止蚊子叮咬,它通常被种植在人行道上和靠近座位的地方。

Pelargonium - Also known as the "mosquito plant", it is a cross between the Chinese Citronella and the African Geranium. The foliage, which resemble those of a fern, contain citronella oil and give off a lemony scent, which deters mosquitoes.

天竺葵——也被称为“蚊子植物”,是中国香茅和非洲天竺葵的杂交品种。这种叶子类似于蕨类植物,含有香茅油,并散发一种柠檬香味,可以阻止蚊子。

Marigold - Marigolds contain a compound called pyrethrum, an ingredient found in many insect repellents. It emits an aroma that bugs abhor.

金盏花——金盏花含有一种叫做除虫菊酯的化合物,这种成分存在于许多驱虫剂中。它散发出一种臭虫讨厌的气味。

This article was first published in Home & Decor.

本文首次发表在《家居装饰》杂志上。