Best Mosquito Trap & Prevention

If there is one thing we noticed immediately when we moved to Spain, it was the lack of screens on the windows and doors.  It seems like a simple resolution to the problem of combating insects entering the home, but for some reason they just aren’t common.  Yes, there are mosquitoes in Spain.  That leaves us with searching for the best mosquito trap or mosquito repellent, as well as coming up with means to screen our windows and doors.

If there is one thing we noticed immediately when we moved to Spain, it was the lack of screens on the windows. Guess what, there are mosquitoes in Spain.  That leaves us with searching for the best mosquito trap or mosquito repellent,to prevent those nasty mosquito bites! Read more on


How to prevent mosquito bites

For some reason, mosquitoes love me and they don’t even touch my husband.  I don’t know if there is some magic recipe in my blood they prefer, but they drive me nuts!  Especially when I have to battle the buzzing of a mosquito at night, when I am trying to sleep!  The best thing to do is stay away from them, but that is often easier said than done.

  • Wear light-colored clothing
  • Use insect repellent or bracelet
  • Avoid being out at dawn and dusk, as this is their busy time
  • If the wind is blowing, this is your friend for mosquito prevention
  • Keep the air circulating in your home with fans and this will help minimize their presence
  • Use a mosquito net over your bed
  • Install screens in windows and doors to prevent them from entering your home
  • Remove any standing water


What keeps mosquitoes away?

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Best Mosquito Trap

According to our research people have a varied opinion on the best mosquito trap.  It seems the mosquito trap lamps work well and help collect the remains of the mosquito, so it is easy to keep the area clean.  They work by emitting an light to attract the mosquitoes into the trap, then it kills them and they remain inside.

Indoor Fly Zapper Lamp – Electric Fly Trap Lamp – Portable USB Mosquito Killer Lamp – Silent Electric Zapper with UV Light | Mosquitoes Suction for Bedroom
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Each has its own style and look, but they are all effectively the same type of machine.  Some are bigger than others and thus cover a larger room area.

Aspectek Electric Fly Killer Lamp, UV Trap Lamp for Killing Mosquitoes and Insects, 20 W Multi-Insect Control, 60 m² Effect, Silver Suspension Device
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Check them out and see which mosquito trap is right for you.  These are the best rated and most cost-effective as well.  There are also some very expensive options, but I am not sure more expensive always means better.

Jata MOST3522 – Electric Mosquito Killer Lamp, Indoor and Outdoor Use, Acts on 50 m², Eliminates by Discharge, USB Charging, Silent, Low Consumption
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Here are some other options to help you keep mosquitoes from biting you.


Mosquito Fogger (best mosquito killer)

The mosquito fogger may be a bit extreme, as you need to be sure to remove all pets and people while in use.  It is good to prevent mosquitoes, as well as other insects (fleas, moths, cockroaches and more) for a period of time.  This is likely the best mosquito killer, to ensure you get them all and prevent them for a while as well.

Full discharge insecticide bar, automatic, ideal against flying and crawling insects in hard-to-reach places. Easy to use and effective.
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Citronella Candles

Candles are great if you are sitting outside or they are close to you, so this is also an effective option.  That said, it isn’t a good idea to leave them burning while you are sleeping, so do be cautious.

Citronella Anti-Mosquito Candles for Indoor Outdoor Use in a Pack of 2 Units of 140 gr Each in a Black Metal Container Repels Mosquitoes
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Tealight Citronella Candles – Anti Mosquito Candle – 4 Hour Burn – 50 Pack – DEET Free
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Mosquito Repellent Bracelet

These bracelets are supposed to be organic and help repel mosquitoes in a natural and chemical free way.  They are marked safe for adults and children and have no Deet.  We haven’t personally tried them, but would love to know what you think.  They also sell some bracelets at Mercadona.

Rakiuty Mosquito Repellents, Anti-Mosquito Bracelets, Mosquito Repellent Bracelets, 5 Pieces Insect and Bug Repellent Bands, 100% Natural, Adjustable for Babies and Adults
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Mosquito Repellent Bracelets, Ultrasonic Mosquito Repellent Bracelet, Waterproof Natural Straps, USB Rechargeable, for Children Adults
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Install Screens For Windows & Doors

Apalus Magnetic Screen Door, Curtain Made of Mesh, Magnetic Closing from Top to Bottom Automatically, Keeps Air Fresh
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EASYmaxx Mosquito net for windows with Magic Click | Individually cut to size for all windows up to 150×130 cm | Easy installation with 12 magnets – no drilling or screwing
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Mosquito Net

Universal Mosquito Net Canopy, White Mosquito Net with Dome Design, Easy Hanging Bed Canopy Netting, Insect Netting Protection for Single and Double Beds
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Bug Zapper Racket

This is one of our favorites for flies, mosquitoes, and more.  They are very effective and easy to use.

ZAP IT! Two anti-insect products. Rechargeable Fly and Mosquito Swatter and Exterminator Racket: 4000 V – USB Charging – Super Bright LED Light for Use in the Dark – Safe to the Touch (Mini Twin)
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Mosquito bite home remedies

  • Toothpaste – The menthol flavour of the toothpaste helps to soothe the bite.
  • Honey – Honey is a natural antibiotic and will help with the swelling.
  • Aloe vera –Aloe vera is a natural antiseptic agent and can help reduce the pain, swelling, and itching.

What tips do you have?  Comment below.

Heidi in Spain

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Heidi is passionate about travel (50+ countries) and has experienced the world with her family. In Aug 2012, they left the “perfect American life”, quit their jobs, sold their belongings and moved to Almuñécar. She likes to share all of her favorites things about the area, as well as practical information too. You may also view her travel blog, Wagoners Abroad, at

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