How to kill mosquitoes

Mosquitoes can be extremely bothersome, distracting us during the day and night and giving us those tell-tale painful bites when we least expect it. Of course, as well as causing a nuisance, mosquitoes are well known ‘disease vectors’, meaning they can transmit dangerous diseases including malaria, dengue feverZika virus and chikungunya. This means it is imperative that you take all possible precautions against the creatures and find ways to eliminate mosquitoes from your home.  

The following is a short guide on how to kill mosquitoes, including the best products to use for most effective, long-lasting results.  

How to kill mosquitoes in the home

If you have mosquitoes disturbing your day-to-day life at home, it is best to take a two-step approach. The first, and probably the most immediate concern for you, is figuring out how to kill mosquitoes in the home before you are covered in a thousand painful bites!  

The sure-shot way to kill mosquitoes indoors is to use a product designed for that purpose. The Mortein 2 in 1 Spray is a mosquito and cockroach killer that has a 100% kill guarantee*. To use, simply shake the can and aim the unique dual-purpose nozzle at the mosquito, spraying directly on the pest. You may also want to target places where mosquitoes like to hide, such as behind curtains. As well as helping kill the mosquitoes, the triple-active formula in this product comes complete with a lemon fragrance to leave your home smelling fresh as well as being mosquito-free.  

You can also use the Mortein Insta Vapourizer as continuous protection to help eliminate mosquitoes at home. Available in original scent and as a tulsi-scented refill, this mosquito machine begins acting in just 5 minutes*, and knocks down mosquitoes twice as fast* as other plug-in products.  

The active ingredient (or chemical) used to kill mosquitoes in this product is the latest generation synthetic pyrethroid, Transfluthrin – a fast-acting insecticide. To use, simply remove the cap and insert the liquid vaporiser bottle into the specially designed electric heating machine. Plug in, switch on and enjoy all-day protection against mosquitoes.  

A short note on killing mosquitoes outside

There are two stages at which mosquitoes can be killed – the larvae stage and the adult stage.  

While most household methods for eliminating mosquitoes is targeted towards adult mosquitoes – that is, those little flying insects that deliver those itchy red bites – there are ways you can tackle mosquitoes at the larvae stage too. You will need to venture outside for this – and find places where mosquitoes might be breeding. Our guides on how to control mosquitoes at home and how to keep mosquitoes away from your home have plenty of advice to help you do just that. 

By learning how to kill mosquitoes at home effectively, and keeping these measures in place throughout the day, it will not be long before your home is free from those dangerous pests. 

* dependent on using product according to label instructions