Are you worried about mosquito bites or worse yet, a mosquito infestation on your property? It’s wise to take this threat seriously. Especially, considering the deadly and dangerous diseases Mosquitos often carry. Mosquitos are currently getting a lot of interest in the media due to the Zika Virus. But they’ve also been known to spread Yellow Fever and Malaria. Don’t worry, though; we’ve got you covered. On here you’ll find all the information you need to stay safe from those pesky flitters.
Avoiding bites is quite easy. You just need to make sure that you’re wearing long clothing when you go outdoors. We know, this isn’t ideal, particularly in the summer months when the heat picks up and mosquitos are more common. But it’s still the best prevention against bites from these bugs. If you have to head out with short sleeves and shorts or a bare chest, make sure you’re wearing insect repellent. Particularly, if you’re going anywhere near a place where mosquitoes are common. The best insect repellent is registered by the Environmental Protection Agency. So don’t choose any knock off products. The best repellents include either lemon eucalyptus or para-menthane-diol for longer protection.
Worried about accidentally finding yourself near a mosquito nest? Mosquitoes love hanging around stagnant, warm water. So, if you want to avoid them, it’s probably best to avoid pools that have been left for a while. You’ll see them flitting around before you get anywhere near and it’s best to stay well away.
Particularly, since certain people attract mosquitoes more. If you’re wondering why you are constantly attacked by Mosquitoes and wake up with bites on camping trips, it’s your blood type. Mosquitos love Type O blood. So, if you have this blood type, it’s more important than ever to wear insect repellant. You might also want to think about what clothing you’re wearing.
Believe it or not, some Mosquitos also have been shown to be attracted to certain colors. They love the darker shades and in the summer, you should be wearing light pastel colors anyway. This is a great way to reflect those sun's rays as well as avoid mosquito bites.
Another issue that can make you more attractive to Mosquitoes is exercising outdoors. This is because when you exercise, you sweat. When you sweat some people secrete lactic acid. It’s proven to be very popular with Mosquitoes. If you want to avoid lactic acid secretion, make sure you’re stretching properly before exercising.
As well as that, there is the bacteria on your skin. You might think you’re clean when you hop out the shower. But there’s actually a lot of natural bacteria constantly present on your skin. Some have been shown to make people more attractive to mosquitoes. Other types of bacteria have the opposite effect. A healthy mixture of both seems to prevent mosquitos wanting to take a nibble.
Protecting Your Property
Of course, you can protect yourself away from the home all you like. But if you’ve got an infestation of mosquitoes on your property, then you’ve got real problems. One stray mosquito bite won’t do much harm but an infestation increases the chance of more dangerous effects. So, how can you protect your home from mosquitoes?
Well, as already mentioned Mosquitoes love stagnant water. If you want to make sure they’re not attracted to your home, you have to make sure there none around. That means if you have a pool, make sure it’s covered when it’s not in use. As well as this, you need to wash away the water that might build up in crevices after heavy rainfall. Check your property regularly for stagnant water and then get it removed.
You should think about how you can stop Mosquitoes getting in the house as well. Make sure that your windows and doors are properly sealed. Even the smallest crack could let in a Mosquito so watch out for those. Seal them up and if you do like leaving windows open, buy some netting. This is your best form of defense.
You might also like to consider spraying some insect repellent around your home. That will make the inside of your property a lot less appealing to the bugs. Spray the repellent around windows and doors in particular as this is how they will most likely try to get in. Check the repellent you’re using as well. Don’t forget the best are EPA approved can be easily found online.
If you take this advice, you shouldn’t find mosquitoes are a problem anymore.