Let me guess; you have just settled down on your bed and turned the lights off. After a few minutes, you start to hear it: the sound of a mosquito near your ear. So frustrating! You might try to flail it away, but it will come back. You might try to turn lights on to see where it the mosquito is, but obviously, you can’t see it anywhere. So how can you sleep with a mosquito in your room? Can you do something to get rid of the mosquito quickly?
Take your mobile phone with a flashlight app, or a regular flashlight, and turn the light on. Keep the light in place until the mosquito comes near it. You may also breathe in deep, and then blow the air out towards the direction of the light. This might make the mosquito more likely to come near the light source, and you might have a chance to smash it.
It is undoubtedly annoying to hear the buzzing sound just when you would like to fall asleep. Furthermore, it is annoying to wake up with mosquito bites all over your body.
Luckily, there are other reliable solutions to get rid of mosquitoes, so that you can sleep peacefully every night. Take a look at the following tips to find the best solution to your case.
How to sleep if there is a mosquito in your room?
It is so annoying to hear a mosquito buzzing near you when you want to fall asleep.
If you feel very exhausted and do not want to use your energy in trying to catch the mosquito, you could try to cover yourself as much as possible. You could pull the bed cover up your ears, or if you sleep on your side, you could place a pillow over your ear. Then you much likely won’t hear the mosquito, and there is a smaller chance that it would bite you during the night.
What could you do to catch the mosquito without disturbing your bedtime too much.
Basically, you might not need more than a little light to get rid of the mosquito.
You could try to:
- Turn on your mobile phone or tablet’s screen, so that the light of the screen can attract the mosquito near it.
- Keeping the light still for a couple of minutes may be enough to attract the mosquito.
- You can also try to blow air in the direction of the light. This may help, because mosquitoes can “smell” a human’s breath and want to get closer to it.
- Once you see a mosquito, you can smash it or use some incect repellent to eliminate it.
Also, as a side note, using a regular flashlight or other light sources might work, but may not be so recommendable, since the bright light may interfere with your ability to fall asleep.
Here’s another option:
This time you don’t need to use any equipment.
- Keep all lights off
- Go to another room in your house, such as bathroom
- Turn the light on only in that other room
- Stay there until the light attracts the mosquito to enter that room
- Now it’s easier to locate the mosquito and either smash it or eliminate it with a bug spray
How to keep mosquitoes away while sleeping?
Sometimes it may seem almost impossible to keep mosquitoes away from your house. Anyway, you can try to take some actions to minimize the risk of mosquitoes entering your bedroom and disrupting you while sleeping.
What can you do?
The first thing is to try to block all possible ways for a mosquito to enter the bedroom.
So if you need to keep the windows open, set a mosquito net on the window frames.
If you notice that mosquitoes may come in through bedroom door, keep it closed or set up a mosquito curtain at the door.
If there is air ventilation in your bedroom, make sure that mosquitoes can’t come in through it. You may also set a mosquito net on the air ventilation hole.
Furthermore, you have some other options to choose from:
- Mosquito tent. A mosquito tent is often the best option. With a mosquito net tent you can just go in your bed, zip up the tent, and rest assured that mosquitoes won’t bite you during the night. This way, you can sleep peacefully. The only downside is that if there are mosquitoes outside of the tent, their noise might still wake you up.
- Mosquito repellent machine. Use a mosquito repellent machine that keeps a constant high-frequency sound that mosquitoes don’t like.
- Mosquito repellent. You could spray (mosquito) insect repellent all over to keep the mosquitoes away from your bed.
- Bug zapper. You can place a bug zapper (Amazon link) into your house to catch mosquitoes and other pests too. Does it really work? Well, just read the customer review comments on Amazon’s site, and you’ll find out that there are many satisfied users of this product.
How to prevent mosquito bites while sleeping at home?
If you don’t have – or you can’t use – the previously mentioned aids, what could you do to avoid mosquito bites?
You can prevent mosquito bites at night by completing one or all of these steps:
1. Take a shower
You are much likely to sweat at least a bit at night. Therefore, to avoid mosquito bites at night, it would be ideal to take a shower before bed. Mosquitoes usually approach sweaty humans. It is likely because sweat contains lactic acid.
It is also crucial to remember to dry yourself properly after a shower, since all kind of moisture might attract mosquitoes.
2. Wear enough clothing
It might be wise to wear long pajamas and socks when trying to prevent mosquito bites. In addition, you might want to consider wearing gloves and even a light cap, if you feel like it.
It is true that even wearing a lot of clothing might not be enough to avoid mosquito bites, since mosquitoes may also bite through clothes. However, it usually helps at least a little.
On the other hand, it is essential to make sure that you don’t wear too many clothes, because sweating might also attract mosquitoes, and getting too hot might also disrupt your sleep.
3. Throw out all standing water
Mosquitoes are more likely to multiply where there is standing water. Therefore, it would be good practice to get rid of all sources of standing water next to your house or inside, if it doesn’t have a specific reason to be there.
If you need to have some standing water near your home, make sure you refresh the water from time to time. You may also add some “natural bacteria called Bacillus thuringiensis” into water to eliminate mosquito larvae.
Why are there mosquitoes in my room?
How is it possible that a mosquito gets in your room, even if you have tried everything to prevent it?
Mosquitoes may find their way in the room through some very small holes. Mosquitoes might also come in your room when you enter or exit, without you noticing it.
Where do mosquitoes hide inside the house?
There may be a few different places where mosquitoes hide.
One common place where mosquitoes may hide is a sink drain pipe. This is especially true if the sink has not used for a while. Therefore, when you notice that there are mosquitoes in your house, and you have sink drain pipes that are not often used, you should regularly pour water into them.
Furthermore, mosquitoes may hide in some houseplants. The best practice would be to avoid watering the plants in excess.
Remember to check all other places where there is still water, such as the water bowls of your pets or all kinds of watering cans.
Can mosquitoes get under covers?
Unfortunately, the answer is yes.
A mosquito might get under your bed cover and bite you.
Therefore, it is good to find out another way to protect you from mosquito bites.
For instance, in such cases, it would be recommended to sleep under a mosquito net to prevent bites.
Another option would be to use a mosquito repellent that you can spray or apply on your skin, especially in places that are the most at risk of getting bitten.
Can mosquitoes bite you through the bed cover?
Yes, they can, if your cover is thin enough. For example, if you are using just a sheet as your bed cover, the mosquito might be able to bite you through the cover. To avoid mosquito bites, make sure that you have a cover thick enough – or even better, use other methods (such as some described before) to prevent mosquitoes from getting near you while you sleep.