Most mosquitoes love the smell of rotten food. It is your top choice as a place to eat and lay eggs. This is why you see them so often around trash cans and sink drains. They are most likely busy laying eggs there. They also seem to like overwatered plants. Since they don’t really serve any practical purpose, they are pests, and you are reading this guide; you most likely want to get rid of them. The best way to get rid of mosquitoes is to not let them show up in the first place. If you cover trash cans, wash the sink, and don’t leave dirty dishes in the sink, you shouldn’t have to worry about them. Also be sure not to over water your plants. If somehow, despite all your preventive measures, you still have mosquitoes inside your home, there are several ways to get rid of them.
* Nuke them. This is a good option if you only have a few that are approaching from the outside. Almost any insecticide spray will kill them, and very quickly. If the situation turns into an infestation, a fogger might be a better way to get the job done. If you use a spray and have pets, be sure to check the labels and follow all instructions for safe use. A less caustic approach would be to use insecticidal soap sprays.
* Track them and kill them. If you have a swarm, you must remove the source. It seems that mosquitoes are attracted to vinegar. Fill a jar almost to the brim with vinegar, poke several small holes in the lid, and then place. The mosquitoes will come to the jar, they will move towards the hole and will not be able to get out again. Place several of these traps around your home and monitor them to determine where the highest concentration is and use that information to find the source. Understand that bothering mosquitoes in your home require damp or wet organic material in which to breed; It can be anything from a dirty drain to the drip tray under your refrigerator. Also check the seals on your doors and windows; They could be popping up right outside and coming in.
There are other home remedies that have been successful, but most of them use vinegar and work very similar to the vinegar trap above. Mixing half a cup of vinegar and a tablespoon of Dawn dish soap attracts mosquitoes. They will feed on the mixture and die. Apple cider vinegar and baking soda work too. Be careful with this one. The vinegar and baking soda react and foam, so mix slowly. A cup of ammonia poured into the kitchen sink can also encourage little pests to go elsewhere.
Mosquitoes are harmless pests, and like many of these household pests, the best way to get rid of them is to prevent them from appearing in the first place. It only takes a little protective sanitation to remove their breeding stock. Also, most commercial flying insect sprays will remove them with little to no problem.