What to do against mosquitoes in the house?

12 January 2022 / Maayk

Mosquitoes can seriously disrupt your sleep. When you are finally sleeping, you are suddenly woken by buzzing. Of course, you want to get rid of that annoying mosquito as soon as possible.

But what to do against mosquitoes in the house? We are happy to give you some tips for that!

Key points to remember

Here’s a summary of the best tips for saying goodbye to mosquitoes in your home.

  • Put a Bambulah mosquito net over your bed
  • Install a mosquito net on your windows
  • Invest in a fan
  • Try an anti-insects lamp
  • Get rid of stagnant water

A mosquito net over your bed

If you have problems with mosquitoes in your bedroom, the bed canopy is the perfect invention that ensures that you no longer wake up from buzzing or by mosquitoes trying to bite.

In fact, a mosquito net is made up of a very tightly meshed net that prevents insects from getting through.

Important note: the mosquito net must be big enough to fall over your bed. If a mosquito net is too short or not wide enough, mosquitoes can get underneath or bite you through the net.

As well as being highly effective against insects, a Bambulah mosquito net is also a beautiful addition to your interior decoration!

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Install a mosquito net on your windows

Keeping windows shut keeps mosquitoes out effective; unfortunately, this is less pleasant for you, as there is no fresh air entering the house.

That’s why you can hang a mosquito net over your window frames. That way, the mosquitoes can’t get in and you can leave the windows open.

You can choose between a fixed mosquito net or one that clips to the window frame.

This choice depends on whether you intend to leave the screen in place all year round or whether you want to remove it from the window at certain times.

window mosquito net


Mosquitoes are not very strong flyers. So a fan can keep these insects at bay.

What’s more, mosquitoes are attracted by body odour, body heat and the nitrogen dioxide we exhale. If you place a fan in your bedroom, mosquitoes will have a harder time finding you because of the displacement of air in the room. So you can sleep soundly!

The only disadvantage of a fan in a bedroom is the noise. Some people find it harder to fall asleep with a fan running. That’s why we advise you to opt for a silent version.

An air conditioner is often quieter, and also works well to keep mosquitoes away. Just make sure the air conditioner is blowing enough air.

Insect lamp

The anti-insect lamp is another effective solution against mosquitoes in the house. You can, for example, place such a lamp in your courtyard or garden. The anti-insect lamp uses blue UV light to attract mosquitoes and other insects. Inside the lamp is a high-voltage grid against which the mosquitoes fly.

You can also place the lamp indoors. You might think that mosquitoes are also attracted to other light sources, but this is a myth. We wrote an article about it.

To trap mosquitoes, it’s best to use an anti-insect lamp.

anti-mosquito lamp

Avoid stagnant water

Mosquitoes lay their eggs in stagnant water. Do you have a pond or live near a ditch? Then there’s a good chance you have mosquitoes in your home.

Think also of the water that remains in pots or saucers after rain, or a layer of water in the crawl space of your house. So it’s important not to give mosquitoes the slightest opportunity to lay their eggs in water.

You can, for example, put up a liner or a net through which mosquitoes cannot get in or out of your pond.

Also remember to empty water from gutters and pots as much as possible. Do you have water in your crawl space? Pour some paraffin or oil over it to prevent mosquitoes from laying their eggs.

Mosquito nets from Bambulah

At Bambulah we sell the best quality mosquito nets. Do you also want a mosquito net above your bed? Then we undoubtedly have a mosquito net in our range that fits perfectly with your interior. Just think of round mosquito nets, square mosquito nets and mosquito nets for both a single bed and a double bed. Do you have a question, or would you like to receive advice? Do not hesitate, and feel free to contact us! We would be happy to take a look with you.

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Maayk is the co-founder of Bambulah, a sustainable bed canopy / mosquito net brand. With a wealth of travel and expat experience, he's woven cultural richness into Bambulah. His passion drives the brand's success, and Bali is his inspiration. Within less than 3 years, Bambulah is now among the world's largest mosquito net brands, committed to sustainability.

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