We all love summer but hate mosquitos. It is so hard to ensure that you are safe from mosquitos and the itch their bites cause. They are small, they are quick, and they are going to be hard to avoid. There are some methods that you can use to help avoid mosquitos and to ensure that you will be free from mosquito bites all summer long.
What Is the Best Way To Not Get Mosquito Bites?
The first thing that you can do to help avoid mosquitos is to ensure that you are keeping your yard free of any standing water. Standing water is a breeding ground for mosquitos. You can also have your yard treated for mosquitos with sprays or pellets that deter and repel mosquitos from your yard.
Another way to prevent bites is to use repellant. There are tons of different types of repellent that can help keep mosquitos at bay. Depending on your age and medical condition, you can choose the repellent that will work for you. DEET, Picaridin, oil of lemon, and so on are all great options that can help you keep mosquitos off.
If you have children you do not want to use repellent on, you may want to use other methods. Covering your body fully, ensuring that your kids have long sleeves and pants, that they are in a covered carrier or stroller, and so on is a great way to keep mosquitos off without using chemical repellents.
How Can I Protect Myself From Mosquito Bites?
If you are using repellents, you must ensure that you follow the correct instructions on the bottle. You also need to ensure that if you are using sunscreen, you apply your sunscreen first then apply the repellent on top. You should not spray your repellent under your clothes or directly on the skin if you can avoid it.
You should avoid spraying your repellent on the face or around the mouth and nose as it can cause irritation and can make you ill. Using a bug zapper in the area where you are staying outside can help kill mosquitos, citronella candles work to help repel bugs, and flame can also help to ward off mosquitos.
It is always best to take the time to make sure your yard is as free of things that attract mosquitos and ensure that you are using proper precautions when outside. Mosquitos can carry so many diseases and can cause you to itch and feel terrible. Though you may not be able to get rid of mosquitos entirely, it is possible to greatly reduce the number of mosquitos that are in your yard and protect yourself from them this summer.
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